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Date Rape

             Rape is defined as forcibly having sexual intercourse with someone, most likely a woman. “It is one of the most loathed, misunderstood, and frightening crimes.” (Siegel 326). A lot of people don’t understand the logistics of rape. There are different kinds of rape and rapists. This paper will address 2 different types of rape and two different kinds of rapists. It will also discuss what to do if you or someone you know is raped, the statistics, and the punishment of a rape. .
             The first type of rape is called a non-traditional rape, which is committed by an acquaintance of the victim. The majority of rapes are acquaintance rape. This can best be described as date rape. In the case study, the girl (Ma Ra) described her rapist (Jack) as ‘the perfect package.’ She said that he was funny, showered her with flowers, and his affection. Then his behavior changed so they broke up. Jack invited her out for dinner and was loud and obnoxious. He offered to drive her back to her dorm, but instead he took her to a deserted parking lot and raped her. This is the perfect example of a date rape. If the person is an acquaintance of yours, and rapes you, it is considered a date rape. .
             The second type of rape is called violent rape. This can be committed by a stranger or by an acquaintance. Violent rape is when the rapist threatens the victim by using a weapon, or using excessive force like slapping or hitting.
             Women should accept the fact that all women are potential rape victims. Never assume that it will never happen , because it might. Educate yourself with rape statistics and become familiar with rape prevention and counseling. Rapes can happen anywhere, but be aware of locations and situations where rapes are most likely to occur. If you go on a date, you should always let someone know where you are going and when you should be back. You should also take precautions while in your car.