Rape Research Paper

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As defined by Dictionary.com, rape is an action of unlawful sexual intercourse without the consent of the victim. It’s 2017 and today rape seems like just another crime that takes place every day; for example, a thief robbing a store or someone’s car getting broken into. Most of us tend to show sympathy when we hear about a rape case, but that’s all we do. We can’t prevent what has already been done to the victim. How can we do something when even the word “No” seems like a yes to the perpetrator? According to the National Statistics on Sexual Violence, “Each year, an estimated 25,000 American women will become pregnant following an act of sexual violence.” Rape is a huge problem for the women in our society today. As long as we’re only outraged at the rapist and their actions and avoid …show more content…
That’s why we need to add a proactive approach which means prevention. It means preventing not just sexual violence happening to those we love and care about, but preventing sexual violence from happening to anyone. Similar to murder, rape is a reprehensible act that leaves a body defiled. However, rape victims are not like murder victims; they live and relieve the traumatic experience. Worse yet, they can never leave the scene of the crime. In this essay, I won’t talk about the typical how or why one gets raped, rather how these victims deal with their trauma and how it affects their lives. Living in a diverse or an archaic community, were they judged for being the victim? Or maybe they were blamed for “showing too much skin.” Sexual assault can lead to psychological repercussions creating health problems such as depression, anxiety, and clinical stress. Victims like Jenni, last names are not revealed in the articles, and others share their tragic experience of sexual assault. She calls it a

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