Rape is forced sexual intercourse with a nonconsenting person. It is an aggressive act motivated by hostility and dislike for the opposite sex. Perpretators of this criminal act gain a sense of power and dominance by inflicting pain and terror upon t heir prey. Nearly all rapes result in bodily harm, and in most cases women suffer ongoing emotional trauma.
Discussion of rape not being sex, but rather a crime motivated by a need to control, humiliate, and harm.
Discussion concerning rape conduct in jails, prisons, and reformatories. Accusations of this sexual abuse being unreported and ignored by officials. Rape in these instituions is considered a form of violence against smaller, weaker, and younger victims as an effort for the perpetrator to prove his manhood.
Article discussing acquaintance rape. Includes a discussion on causes, danger signals, advice on what to do if raped, etc... Date/acquaintance rape is considered to be an act of aggression.
Study showing that violent pornography has more effects that nonviolent pornography on attitudes toward rape.
Research on the relationship between pornography and sexual violence, with hard core pornography showing higher rates of rape attitudes and soft core pornography showing attitudes of force rather than rape attitudes.
Study examining acceptance and expectations of sexual conduct in dating situations.
Examines perception of date rape and finds males needs for dominance is a clear cause of date rape.
Study testing convicted men of sexual crimes to determine convicts preference for children and tendencies of aggression.
Father-child relationship and the tendency to teach sex role attitudes, behaviors, and aggression.
Showed that the hazard rate for high impulsivity grouped convicts was at least twice as high as the hazard rate of low impulsivity convicts.
Examines the effect of victim blame on sexual arousal. Subjects who raped strangers vs subjects who raped acquaintances blamed the victim for the rape.
Study showing that when males are exposed to sexually aggressive films, they tend to become attracted, vs. viewing physically aggressive films or neutral films. Also, males are less sympathetic to rape victims in sexually aggressive films vs. when they are exposed to physically aggressive films or neutral films. Female subjects opinions are not affected by film type.