Academic articles on R@pe

Apr 23, 2015

This article is about rape on college campuses. Colleges are notoriously bad at reporting rapes on campus, mainly because rape makes their institution look bad. Colleges are businesses, so if people see high numbers of rapes the colleges will make less money. That’s the major problem. People refuse to admit that there is a problem, so there is no way to fight it. Obama’s administration is trying to fight the issue by threatening to hold federal funding from institutions unless they do more to support survivors and protect their students.

This is an article from a Magazine by Jessica Valenti, a popular feminist writer. She writes about a case in which a man actually got sent to jail for rape (which is a surprisingly large victory, considering how rarely this happens). The main problem that Valenti talks about, though, is the underlying culture issue that allowed it to happen. The man had sex with someone who was unconscious at the time, and he didn’t even know that was rape. A few people walked in and saw what was happening, but they had no idea that he was doing anything wrong. The problem is that so few people care about rape as a problem in America that many people don’t even know how to define it.

This article talks about the town of Missoula, which has been recently branded as the rape capital of America. While many women are raped here, it cannot be called the rape capital of the world because the amount of women who get raped here is actually an average number (which is completely horrifying). It addresses many of the misconceptions about rape statistics and how prevalent rape really is. So many people don’t know how huge of an issue this is. That is the first thing that needs to change if we are to change the culture of Rape not only in America, but in the world as a whole.


These are some very

Submitted by Paultabish on Thu, 2015-04-23 15:33.

These are some very interesting articles Sam. I did not know how much the subject of rape is swept under the carpet, especially on college campuses. It is definitely a problem that should be addressed more often and given more attention. I was very surprised that sending one rapist to jail was considered a victory, they should all be sent to jail if caught. This is a bold research topic that you chose and I am sure you will find out a lot of stunning information, but either way it will be very interesting.