Rape victims are always raped twice. First they are physically raped, then they are raped emotionally by the justice system and society. After experiencing the devastation of rape, victims often confide in an authority in hopes that their grievance will be addressed and their attacker be punished. Instead of being relieved by the actions of the justice system, victims are shamed and blamed for being victims.
You got raped, it is your fault. What were you wearing? You were asking for it. Did you say no? Did you try and fight back? You know what they say, boys will be boys. Right? Wrong. Too often the victims are blamed for being the victims. We are instilling the youth with the idea that they shouldn’t be raped rather than teaching them not to rape. It is not the victims fault and we need to fix the stigma that it is.
Statistical Evidence of Unconstitutionality Towards Rape Victims
1 out of every 6 women In the United States have been victim to rape, attempted rape or aggravated assault in their lifetime. When it comes to males, 1 in every 33 may be victims of rape or attempted rape. This means that 9 out of every 10 rape victims are females. The male stigma of what constitutes rape has contributed to the fact that only 1 in every 16 rapists spend a night in jail. The problem is that we are blaming women for getting raped rather than men for raping.
Current State of Research Paper
Obviously it is still in the early stages. I am working towards developing thoughts and idea relevant to the topic I have chosen. I am finding it very difficult to focus on one specific area in my topic so eventually I plan on elaborating on smaller related topics within my paper. I am also really hoping I did this assignment correctly because I had a hard time with it.