THE number of recorded rapes
on Teesside has soared by nearly twothirds in a year.
In India the press are not allowed to publish the name of someone who has been the victim of rape
so she became known as"Nirbhaya", meaning"fearless".
The total number of adult and child rapes
has also increased over the past five years.
But the point here is that if rape
is such a serious crime, how come the police and our legal system don't seem to be taking it all that seriously?
But more shocking is the fact that police say only 19 per cent of rapes
against adults are reported.
In a recent case, three domestic helps from Jharkhand had registered rape
cases against their employers to extort money from them.
Just like Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus too was criticized for her notorious comments on date rape
some time back.
From 1989 to 2013, 5,125 cases of rape
and 14,953 cases of molestation registered in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the Obama campaign had said that Ryan, a staunch Catholic, had done a "great disservice to women in America" in trying to narrow the definition of rape
This is a ruling that risks making gang rape
a third-class crime," said Giulia Bongiorno, one of Italy's most famous criminal lawyers.
There were an estimated 84,376 forcible rapes
reported to law enforcement in 2012.
The problem with the current definition is that is doesn't take into account cases involving oral or anal penetration or penetration with a foreign object; "date rape
" cases in which the victim is attacked after being drugged or drunk; and rapes
involving female-on-male, male-on-male and female-on-female.
Although the criminal justice system could punish a man who forced a woman to have nonconsensual sexual intercourse, marriage served as an absolute defense to rape
, and a marital rape
exemption existed in the statutory laws of every state.
I am aware of too many rape
cases where the victims have been faced with negative prejudices by police officers, police doctors, and even friends and family members who imply victim culpability due to the clothes she wore or amount of alcohol she had drunk.
Social workers responsible for developing rape
prevention programs on college campuses must have valid evaluation instruments.