In the not-too-distant past, a woman’s privacy and integrity were questioned in all rape cases. For instance, her past sexual encounters were something the defense attorney could bring up in court. Many women stated that they were “raped” again by the justice system. The women’s movement closely paralleled the development of Rape Shield Laws.
For this week’s discussion please respond to all of the following:
- Define rape.
- Discuss at least two of the reasons a woman would NOT report that she has been raped.
- Do you agree or disagree with the statement “When a woman reports a rape, she is victimized twice, first by the rapist, then by the system?” Why do you agree or disagree?
- Please review your state’s laws on rape. Does your state have Rape Shield Laws? What is the maximum sentence for rape (any type) in your state? No plagiarism. Add your references and check your spelling. Thanks