While modern psychological theories support the belief that rape is motivated by aggression; there is some evidence that rape can be sexually motivated as well. Most cultures encourage the male population to express their sexuality freely. The media p lays another role in promoting advertisements geared to stimulating men. With this in mind, it is conceivable that some men will step over the line and commit rape in order to satisfy their sexual desires.
Describes how men feel about rape, what men have been taught about relationships with women, and how our society has taught them to rape.
Review of a case where a man is convicted of attempted spousal rape and claims that he is innocent of the charges. He states that it is his right to engage in sex with his wife since they are married. He argues that his religion and the constitution defend his position.
Tested three explanations on how aggressive vs non-aggressive men view in communicating with women. The more aggressive men view this communication differently. The article concludes that 1) aggressors are incompetent in decoding women's negative emotions; 2) aggressors fail to make a distinction between a woman's friendlines s and seductiveness and between assertiveness and hostility; and 3) sexual aggressors use a suspicious schema and explanation and discount the authenticity of women's communications.
ABSTRACT: "The most popular current explanation of rape holds that rapists are seeking power, control, violence, and/or domination instead of sex. After reviewing the history of this explanation, the evidence that has been used to demonst rate that rapists are not sexually motivated is evaluated. Twelve specific arguments are examined in light of existing data from numerous studies of rape. All are found to be either logically unsound , based on inaccurate definitions, untestable or inco nsistent with the actual behavior of rapists; implications of these findings are discussed."