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By William A. Bridges, James Haley

Date rape emerged as a debatable factor on university campuses within the overdue Nineteen Eighties after a broadly publicized examine published that giant numbers of faculty girls were coerced, both via actual strength or mental strain, into having intercourse opposed to their will. Questions of consent --does no quite suggest no? And even if the definition of rape may be broadened to incorporate incidents the place no strength is used are debated and mentioned during this anthology.

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The view that women’s consent is largely irrelevant. In 1991, the New York Times led the backlash against efforts to address acquaintance rape, printing Katie Roiphe’s Op-Ed piece “Date Rape Hysteria” as a “Voices of a New Generation” feature. The publication of this article provided the backlash with momentum and media attention. Other periodicals (including Time and Newsweek) soon followed suit. The New York Times also printed an expanded version of the Roiphe article “Rape Hype Betrays Feminism” as the cover story for the June 13, 1993, New York Times Magazine.

This flawed study is an example of advocacy research—playing fast and loose with the facts to persuade the public and policy makers that a problem is vastly larger than it really is. A ccording to the alarming accounts of sexual assault by certain feminist groups, about one out of every two women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape an average of twice in her life, one-third will have been sexually abused as children, and many more will suffer other forms of sexual molestation. These claims are based on figures from several studies, among which the Ms.

The “theory” in question is actually not theory at all, but the results of several studies on the incidence of rape. The National Review endorses Gilbert’s statement that under consent-based definitions of rape, “the kaleidoscope of intimate discourse—passion, emotional turmoil, entreaties, flirtation, provocation, demureness—must give way to cool-headed contractual sex: ‘Will you do it, yes or no? ’” The message is the same in Time, Newsweek, and the New York Times. Time says, “At the extreme, sexual relations come to resemble major surgery, requiring a signed consent form.

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