Friday, May 31, 2019

Rape - A Community Problem :: Overpower Dominate Humiliate Women

Rape - A Community ProblemThis paper will focus on the social and cultural conditions thatintensify or perpetuate rape. The causes and reasons for rape are deeplyentrenched in our social structure. We can explore some of the motivations and helping which lead manpower to rape. We have learned that some men rape out ofanger and a need to overpower, dominate, and humiliate. We can also look at someof the historical attitudes from which todays beliefs and stereotypes haveevolved. However, we must(prenominal) look beyond both rapists motivations and history ifwe are to truly understand the act of rape.Why does rape experience and what causes it? What is it about our societythat makes rape one of the fastest growing violent crimes in this country? Oneway we have tried to deal with this trouble is through rape prevention. Thesetechniques are very important in decreasing the vulnerability of individuals, entirely in order to eliminate the occurrence of rape from our society, we must fir stexamine its causes more deeply so that we can take collective action. We mustunderstand the sociology of rape in order to effectively locomote towards theelimination of it.Despite the necessity for rape prevention, it must focus on eliminatingthe conditions in society which make women easy targets for rape. Victimcontrol teaches women to avoid rape, but doesnt reduce the threat of rape.Furthermore, rape cannot always be avoided, no matter what precautions the womantakes. It also puts part of the responsibility and blame for rape on the victim. raper control confuses prosecutions with prevention. There is little evidencethat punishment serves as a deterrent. Besides, very few rapist are everincarcerated.From very early ages, men and women are conditioned to bear differentroles. Women are raised to be passive and men are raised to be aggressive. Weare conditioned to accept certain attitudes, values and behaviors. Ourconditioning is continuously and relentlessly encouraged and rein forced by thepopular media, cultural attitudes and the educational system. The media is amajor contributor to gender-based attitudes and values. The media provides womenwith a complete list of behaviors that precipitate rape. Social training aboutwhat is proper, as well as what is powerful and macho, teaches women to bevictims and men to be aggressors.The high relative incidence of rape in this country is a result of the powerimbalance between men and women. Women are expected to assume a subordinate alliance to men. Consequently, rape can be seen as a logical extension ofthe typical interactions between women and men. Womens vulnerability to rape

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