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What Is Date Rape? Essay

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What is date rape? Date rape is forcible sexual intercourse by a male or female friend of a woman or man, during a voluntary social engagement in which the woman or man did not intend to submit to the sexual advances and fought the acts by verbal refusals or denials to stop, and/or physical resistance. What would you do if someone blamed you for something you did not want to do? This type of act usually happens in college campuses and is critically difficult to prove in a court case. Victim blaming is wrong because the victim is not responsible for the assault that was not consented, the blame is shifted from the rapist to the victim, and prevents the victim from continuing with their daily routines. One of the most common sexual assault strategies are drug abuse. The contribution of alcohol and other drugs to sexual assault has been increasingly recognized during the last fifteen to twenty years. Many drugs, alone or in combination, have the potential to be used to facilitate sexual assault, including alcohol, benzodiazepines, antihistamines, antidepressants, marijuana, cocaine and gamma-hydroxybutyrate [GHB]. This list is extensive and is growing as new drugs become available and new interactions are identified. Bernadette Butler and Jan Welch, contributors to the Canadian Medical Association Journal, state that “whether taken voluntarily or involuntarily, such drugs are often metabolized and excreted before the victim even perceives that a sexual assault may have
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