Rape On October 17, 2005, Term Paper

Length: 7 pages Sources: 1+ Subject: Women's Issues - Sexuality Type: Term Paper Paper: #13179821 Related Topics: Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, Ptsd
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Counselors should consider a woman's reaction to rape within a socio-cultural context and remain sensitive to cultural differences in a survivor's access to services, as well as her feelings of safety in reporting crimes and how disclosures following rape may be received in her community (Hensley pp). Counselors should also be aware of a client's history of victimization, for there is a considerable body of research demonstrating that early sexual abuse and maltreatment are significant risk factors for rape as an adult, for example a rape in childhood or adolescence can lead to the experience of low self-worth and powerlessness, thus resulting in a greater risk of multiple victimization (Hensley pp).

Rapes are generally classified as stranger, acquaintance, date, partner, or marital rapes (Hensley...

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However, most women perceive their risk of being raped by a stranger as higher than by an acquaintance, date, or partner, yet there is much greater likelihood of a woman being raped by someone she knows (Hensley pp). Moreover, women are at greater risk while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, and according to one survey, more than half of all women had experience some type of sexual victimization while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (Hensley pp).

Works Cited

Burke, Sloane. (1999 December 01). An Assessment of College Students'

Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape. College Student Journal. Retrieved October 17, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.

Date rape - A hidden crime. (2000 July 5). M2 Presswire. Retrieved October 17

2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.

Hensley, Laura G. (2002 October 01). Treatment for survivors of rape: issues and interventions. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Retrieved October 17, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.

Merback, Mitchell B. (2002 June 01). Diane Wolfthal; Images of Rape: The Heroic" Tradition and Its Alternatives. The Art Bulletin. Retrieved October 17, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web…

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Works Cited

Burke, Sloane. (1999 December 01). An Assessment of College Students'

Attitudes and Empathy Toward Rape. College Student Journal. Retrieved October 17, 2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.

Date rape - A hidden crime. (2000 July 5). M2 Presswire. Retrieved October 17

2005 from HighBeam Research Library Web site.
Retrieved October 17, 2005 at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wpdyn/content/article/2005/10/17/AR2005101700508_pf.html


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