Sociology of Rape - Social phenomenon of rape
Sociology of rape is the study of rape or sexual assault has grown greatly since the late 1960s due to feminist activists and authors. Rape is a social harm directly touching a number of women and in many ways, impacts nearly all women. In Mill's terms, Rape is a social problem, or issue, that affects all of society.
We will challenge traditional patriarchal beliefs, and question current feminist thinking to try and find the most complete understanding of sexual assault. Sociology of rape will explore the causes of rape, theories trying to explain rape, the fear of rape which leads to social control.
Sociology of rape will delve into what research statistics can and cannot tell us, look at rape law reform as well as legal processing of rape cases, peek at the presentation of rape in different forms of media (predominately film and video), and tiptoe through various contentious issues surrounding rape, including the current emerging debate in what is often the gray area in interpreting sexual conduct, the debate over date rape and the uproar over evolution theory. - Professor: John Hamlin.
From - Where women bore the brunt
Among the women surviving in relief camps are many who have suffered the most bestial forms of sexual violence, including rape, gang rape, mass rape, stripping, insertion of objects into their body, and molestations. A majority of rape victims have been burnt alive. - Citizens' Initiative, "The Survivors Speak,'' April 16, 2002.
From the report of the Citizen's Initiative fact-finding
team of women. The report makes it clear that young Muslim girls, pregnant women, women
with new-born babies were chased, caught, raped, cut, pierced, stabbed, and burnt. How did
this come to pass? How did groups of men come to believe that such deeds could and should