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Rape Crisis Online Encyclopedia

 

Rape Crisis Online Encyclopedia. If you need help now call RAINN at 1-800-656-HOPE

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Rape is the crime of forcing somebody into sexual activity against his or her will through use of physical force, threat of injury, or other duress. It is also considered rape if the victim is unable to say "no" to intercourse, due to the effects of drugs or alcohol or is under the legal age of consent. The word originates from the Latin verb rapere: to seize or take by force. The Latin term for the act of rape itself is raptus. Further definitions are available.

The first thing you should know if you were raped or sexually assaulted is that it was not your fault. You can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at-HOPE (4673). RAINN will automatically refer you to a local hotline operator.

 

Featured topics: Being a survivor, self blame and victim blaming

 

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Table of Contents


 

Historical

Law

Rape Shield Law

Victim advocacy

a RAINN

b Rape crisis centers

Definitions

Rape statistics

 

Types of rape

 

Which includes:

 

a Incest and sexual abuse

b Statutory rape

c Acquaintance ("date") rape

d Spousal Rape

e Gang rape

f Rape as means of warfare

g Drug facilitated rape

 

 

Rape by gender

which includes:

 

a Rape of females by males

b Rape of males by males

c Rape of males by females

d Rape of females by females

 

 

Effects of rape and aftermath

 

a Medical emergency information

b Hotlines

c RAINN

d Secondary victimization

e Victim blaming

f Just World Hypothesis

g Self blame

h Multiple re-victimization of rape victims

i PTSD

 

 

Consent

 

Causes of rape

 

Rape and punishment

which includes:

 

a Punishment of assailants

b Punishment of victims

c Rape and cultural views

d Rape as punishment

e Rape and human rights

 

 

Rapists

which includes:

 

a Male rapist profiles

b Female rapist and abuser profiles

c Warning signs for potential male rapists

d Warning signs for potential female rapists

 

Reporting

a Underreporting

Military rape

College sexual assault

 

The role of control and loss of privacy in rape

Quotes

 

References & Further reading

a Academic and reference books

b Others

 

External links

 

a Research resources on sexual assault and rape

b Images

References

Index

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This site is part of the survivor community wiki network.

Other sites and pages include:

Rape as a Hate Crime

Rainbowhope wiki

Recovered Memories Wiki

Survivor Self Help Wiki

Women's Wiki Rape Page

Transgender Wiki Sexual Assault Page and Rape Page

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