Victims Of Rape

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The word “rape” contains only 4 letters that induces fear to many families around the world. By definition, rape literally means “to force -someone- to have sex with you” or “to seize and take away by force” (Merriam-Webster). Although different definitions exist, the meaning does not change. During discussions about sexual abuse, a vast majority of defendants refer to rape as “it” i.e: “(s)he askied for ‘it”, “oh, ‘it’ was just a cry for attention”-- does nicknaming ‘rape’ as ‘it’ make it less of a heinous crime? Does ‘it’ cushion the fact that someone survived the unwilling stripping of their innocence at a vulnerable time? According to an analysis made by RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network), 97 of 100 rapists walk free with absolutely no consequences. Yet, somehow, a victim of sexual abuse ends up as the culprit. Victims of sexual abuse emerge as gender neutral (Rumney 481), and they can develop various problems such as: rape trauma syndrome, …show more content…
The National Women’s Study, produced a statistic proving the severity of abuse to mental health. Thirty one percent of rape victims develop PTSD and abide as 5.5 times more likely to develop this disorder than victims of any other crime. Out of the victims studied, 33 percent of them said they have strongly thought about suicide. Therefore, a victim does not ask to for abuse. A victim does say no verbally and/or physically. No means no. If a person happens to demonstrate drunken behavior or reach unconsciousness, the answer means no. If a person keeps pushing away while one acts upon them, the answer defiantly argues as a negative. The word ‘No’ reinforces a simple, two letter word, that many heads seemingly do not have the capability to wrap their head

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