rape

(noun) The act of making someone through intimidation or physical force to engage in sexual intercourse or other sexual activities.

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  • “Rape is about domination. It is about having power and control over someone. Rape is always a violent crime” (Kaufman and Kimmel 2011:133).
  • “Sexual assault brutalizes and desensitizes men (which is why conscripted child soldiers in countries such as the Congo are forced to both rape and murder as part of their indoctrination). And it casts a terrible shadow over all men, even that vast majority of men who will never commit assault” (Kaufman and Kimmel 2011:133).

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Kaufman, Michael, and Michael S. Kimmel. 2011. The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.

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