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Teacher said Not bad but a little sarcastic Needs more quotes from the poem Rape This paper will focus on the social and cultural conditions that intensify or perpetuate rape The causes and reasons for rape are deeply entrenched in our social structure We can explore some of the motivations and circumstances which lead men to rape We have learned that some men rape out of anger and a need to overpower dominate and humiliate We can also look at some of the historical attitudes from which todays beliefs and stereotypes have evolved However we must look beyond both rapists motivations and history if we are to truly understand the act of rape Why does rape exist and what causes it What is it about our society that makes rape one of the fastest growing violent crimes in this country One way we have tried to deal with this problem is through rape prevention These techniques are very important in decreasing the vulnerability of individuals but in order to eliminate the occurrence of rape from our society we must first examine its causes more deeply so that we can take collective action We must understand the sociology of rape in order to effectively work towards the elimination of it Despite the necessity for rape prevention it must focus on eliminating the conditions in society which make women easy targets for rape Victim control teaches women to avoid rape but doesnt reduce the threat of rape Furthermore rape cannot always be avoided no matter what precautions the woman takes It also puts part of the responsibility and blame for rape on the victim Rapist control confuses prosecutions with prevention There is little evidence that punishment serves as a deterrent Besides very few rapist are ever incarcerated From very early ages men and women are conditioned to accept different roles Women are
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