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The Many Definitions of Rape: A Serious Problem for Rape Counselors

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J Smith

on 29 April 2010

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The Many Definitions of Rape:
A Serious Problem for Rape Counselors
Who Does This Effect:
Who is effected?
Why is having a lot of definitions a problem?
Why do counselors need to know? The Main Problem

Victims are not sure if it considered a rape, so they may not report it or get the proper help.

One per state
Public perception
Legal definitions Differences in State Definitions
Age of consent (varies from 15-18)
What sexes can be raped
Spousal Rape Problems with Public Perception
Puts blame on victims
Men can not be raped

Views of Society:
Victim asked for it * Way they dress
* Drinking to much
* Homosexual Solution to Problem:
Make a country-wide definition
-In terms of differences have states vote! Why this would help:
Rape would be easier defined by victims, public, etc More rape would be reported
Victims would get proper help Sources:

Glosser, A., Gardiner, K., & Fishman, M. (2004, December 15). Statutory rape: a guide to state laws and reporting requirements. Retrieved on 22 April 2010 from http://www.hhs.gov/opa/pubs/statutory-rape-state-laws.pdf

Hess, A. (2009, December 09). Male rape victims and the penetration problem. Retrieved on 22 April 2010 from http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/sexist/2009/12/04/male-rape-victims-and-the-penetration-problem/

Lambert, S. (2007). Was it my Fault? Self-blame and survivors. Retrieved from http://www.pandys.org/articles/selfblameandsurvivors.html

Patterson, D., Greeson, M., & Campbell, R. (2009). Understanding rape survivors' decisions not to seek help from formal social systems. Health & Social Work, 34(2), 127-136. Retrieved on 20 April 2010 from Academic Search Complete database.

Rape. (2009, February 13). Retrieved on 22 April 2010 from http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=240&np=300&id=2063
Why counsleors must know
Give the victim proper treatment to get them thru Jordan Smith
English 102L - Jim Kain
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