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Rape Essay written by Dan Esca Here is a number for you 354670 That is the number of women that were raped in 1995 RAINN 1 That is equivalent of one woman being raped every two minutes RAINN 1 Want more numbers In the last two years more than 787000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault RAINN 1 And one more statistic that might get your attention is that only 37 of rapes are reported to the authorities RAINN 2 Fortunately there are ways to drastically reduce these numbers For starters women need to know what constitutes rape Second women need to know how to prevent rape before it starts and lastly women need to know what to do if they are raped According to the book Our Bodies Our Selves rape is defined as any kind of sexual activity committed against a womans will Avery 135 When a person says the word rape people automatically think of a stranger jumping out of the bushes or chasing you down an ally But the most common form of rape is called acquaintance rape or date rape Acquaintance rape is defined as forced manipulated or coerced sexual contact by someone you know gopheruchicago 1 Acquaintance rape can occur by someone you have just met or dated a few times or even with someone to whom you are engaged Hughes 1 Acquaintance rape accounts for about 60 of all rapes reported Hughes 1 According to Hughes date rape usually occurs when a man and a woman are alone whether in a car or at home 2 Also drugs and alcohol sometimes play an important factor in date rape Many victims say later that they drank too much or took too many drugs to realize what was going on by the time they realized their predicament it was too later Hughes 2 Another reason acquaintance rape occurs is mixed signals For example the woman
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