(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).
- Allison, Julie A., and Lawrence S. Wrightsman. 1993. Rape: The Misunderstood Crime. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
- Baaz, Maria Eriksson, Maria Stern, and Nordiska Afrikainstitutet. 2013. Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War?: Perceptions, Prescriptions, Problems in the Congo and Beyond.
- Conboy, Katie, Nadia Medina, and Sarah Stanbury. 1997. Writing on the Body: Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory. New York: Columbia University Press.
- Parrot, Andrea, and Laurie Bechhofer. 1991. Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime. New York: Wiley.
Kaufman, Michael, and Michael S. Kimmel. 2011. The Guy’s Guide to Feminism. Berkeley, CA: Seal Press.