In 1989, a young teenager was taken against her will, and had sex forced upon her. She was held down, violently grabbed, and was unable to move. No screams could be heard, no cries could be witnessed. This young lady was raped. Suzanne O"Malley states that "700,000 rapes are committed each year,[;] however, only two percent of the victims will see their rapists imprisoned"(78). Justice looses its meaning every time a rapist walks free. Lately, there has been much controversy in regards to the book, A Natural History of Rape: Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion by Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer. This book states that rape is a form of sex. It is a way to reproduce in the eyes of man; however, many feel it is a form of power and violence. Throughout history, humans have pondered whether rape is caused by violence between men, women, and children, or sex.
Thornhill and Palmer say that rape has been a part of the human experience since the caveman. They convey that rapists have it in them to reproduce whether it is with a willing partner or not. The U.S. Department of Justice declares that a women is raped every two minutes(feminsit.com). Forty-seven percent of rape victims sustain injuries other than those caused by the rape itself. Violence has become a way of life in society. It has become acceptable to hurt others to achieve personal happiness. The media has allowed negativity, violence, and hatred to invade our lives and turned it into a daily affair. No matter what good goes on in the world, people want the bad. This in turn allows rapists to do what they want: rape. Many rapists have commented themselves that raping is a matter of power. They rape for the feeling of superiority over the victim. Forty-five percent of the accused rapists were under the influence of drugs or alcohol when they attacked their victim!.
s(feminsit.com). That in turn led to the feeling of success and achievement as they took control of the victims" life.