Rape Stereotypes

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In addition, rape myths originate from a wide range of cultural stereotypes, for instance gender roles, the acceptance of interpersonal violence and the misunderstanding on the nature of sexual assault (Burt, 1980: p. 217). Rape myth is the major reason for victim-blaming and stigmatisation, and having an increase of responsibility on blaming the victim and minimising the rape. Likewise, the main concern in sexual assaults is wondering whether if both parties had consented in engaging sexual activities or if both parties had the capacity to do so. Thus, the stereotype that sexually assaulted individuals who have no physical trauma will be unwilling to report to the police or to seek medical care. Still, the acceptance of rape myths can lead
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