Difference Between Rape And Rape

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Rape is a brutal, physical action that takes away, from the victim, far more than their innocence and sense of being, but, in addition to, their frame of mind is altered, sometimes obliterated to the extent of insanity, constant anxiety, self-loathing, and fear. When interacting with certain people and crossing certain boundaries without the consent of both parties is a serious problem. What makes sexual violence worse is that most states do not have a clear, set punishment that is reasonable depending on the situation. Sexual assault and rape are two different things that are punished the same which is an issue. Sexual violence is extremely serious and people need to learn the importance of what makes sexual assault and rape what they are …show more content…
The two topics or sexual assault and rape are very similar, although what makes these topics different, are very specific. Sexual assault is a much broader topic of sexual violence with a broader definition of sexual contact or behavior without consent. Rape, however is defined as simply as sexual interactions with no consent from both parties (Kaiser, Dillon). When sexual assault becomes rape is very important when convicting someone of sexual violence because the correct information and evidence is needed in order to punish correctly. Sexual assault is when one is touching or kissing another in a sexual way without consent. Assault becomes rape when the two parties engage in sex without the consent of both parties (Urbina). Knowing the differences between sexual assault and rape could help adopt a set punishment for these two sexual …show more content…
It is important for the victim and jury to understand the difference between sexual assault and rape so that one is not punished unfairly. Sexual assault is any act of touching or kissing in a sexual way, without consent and rape is engaging in sex without the consent of both parties. The consent of both parties is extremely important when making a case. If both parties have not given consent for sexual activity, then the victim can press charges against the other person. States are beginning to change the sexual consent policy from “no means no” to “yes means yes.” If rape is changed to a "yes means yes" consent then this problem could be resolved. This means that consent would have to be given before any form of sexual activity has begun. Rather than engaging in sexual activity and the victim having to say no and use force, or in some cases if they are unconscious or on date rape drugs and can 't speak, before any sexual activity is encountered then both parties must give clear, voluntary consent and/or permission. This would solve the problem of figuring out if the victim said “no” and if there was consent given, making it easier to to prove if someone is guilty of sexual violence (Urbina). Colleges are beginning to set up workshops to inform students about

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