Perceived Entitlement and Rape
A discussion on the causes of rape with a focus on the topic of male entitlement.
# 154218 | 2,531 words | 12 sources | 2015 |
Published on Aug 31, 2015
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From the Paper:"About every minute and a half, a rape is reported in the world according to statistics by United Nations (UN), as noted by Basile et al. (2005). It has been long known that rape is not a uniquely modern western phenomenon, but the views on rape are changing, and there is a greater call for a reform now than ever before, especially from women. Sexual assault and rape are serious social and public health issues, and women are overwhelmingly the victims of such acts, while men are nearly always the perpetrators. National surveys in the United States alone estimate that one in every six women has experienced an attempted or completed rape at some time in their life, and for men, the number decreases by a factor of almost twelve, and ninety-nine percent of all rapes are committed by men (Basile, Lang, Bartenfeld, & Clinton-Sherrod, 2005). But why is it so? What gives so many men the propensity to rape? It might sound counterintuitive to many, but the general consensus for the cause of most rapes is male entitlement, rather than purely sexual gratification or sexual deviancy. This essay touches on the causes of rape while focusing on the topic of male entitlement; the causes for it, and the issues that stem from it. This article also tries to identify risk populations and risk factors, and discusses some rape prevention programs that are effective in reducing instances of rape, including programs that educate children at early ages and also help educate men in understanding the role they play."
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