The Between Sex And Rape Essay

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“It is little wonder that rape is one of the least-reported crimes. Perhaps it is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused and, in reality, it is she who must prove her good reputation, her mental soundness, and her impeccable propriety (Freda Adler).” Pineau focuses on the judging or the ruling for when date rape has occurred. She focuses on the fact that the rulings are sometime bias or unjust towards the victims (women). While generally speaking, people can agree that rape is wrong; it does not change the fact that at times, it is hard to tell the difference between consensual sex and rape. Resulting in Pineau trying to stressing the importance of communicative sexuality and how it can solve a great number of problems. What makes date rape so complicated? It is the fact that in date rape, the rapist is somehow known to the victim. With the victim knowing their rapists, it makes it seem less likely that they were raped and more likely that it was consensual. There are many significant problems in determining whether date rape has occurred. The first problem is really in the definition, "date rape is non-aggravated sexual assault, non-consensual sex that does not involve physical injury or the explicit threat of physical injury." The definition within itself makes it seems that date rape is something light and does not have a heavy weight ("it is not like real rape"). Pineau states in the article "In order to be guilty of sexual assault, a man must have the…

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