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sexual abuse

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Sexual abuse

 

 

Sexual abuse (also referred to as molestation) is defined by the forcing of undesired sexual acts by one person to another.

 

Different types of sexual abuse involve:

 

  • Non-consensual, forced physical sexual behavior such as rape or sexual assault
  • Psychological forms of abuse, such as verbal sexual behavior or stalking.

 

 


 

Spousal sexual abuse

 

Spousal abuse is the term applied to the specific form of domestic violence, where physical or sexual abuse is perpetrated by one spouse upon another. Frequently this involves forced sex (spousal rape), sexual humiliation and degradation.

 

 

Students and sexual harassment

 

Students may be the victims of unwanted sexual attention by teachers and professors, see Sexual harassment by teachers.

 

Because students and faculty members have unequal power and authority, flirtatious and sexual behavior by a faculty member toward a student is often classified as a misuse of power, and may carry serious consequences such as the filing of charges of sexual harassment and/or termination of employment.

 

For a famous example of a teacher-student statutory rape, see Mary Kay Letourneau.

 

 

Minor sexual abuse

 

In the majority of cultures and countries, sex is legal and acceptable only if both parties give consent.

 

The age and concept of consent is often defined by laws, and may differ from country to country, and state to state. In most cases, the age of consent and statutory rape laws aim at protecting children and teenagers from exploitation, particularly physical or psychological exploitation involving sexual behavior.

 

 

 

 

Further reading

 

reference books

 

  • Doris Van Stone, (1990). No Place to Cry: The Hurt and Healing of Sexual Abuse. Moody Publishers.
  • Billie Wright Dzeich and Linda Weiner, 1984 (2nd ed. 1990). The Lecherous Professor: Sexual Harassment on Campus. Boston: Beacon Press.
  • Aba , C. (1992). Sexual Assaults on Students. London , Harper and Row.

 

 

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