The Myths about Rape and Rape Education

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The Myths about Rape and Rape Education
According to Janet Anderson (2007), “Rape myths are not just a set of harmless beliefs. Rape and rape myths are destructive forces. ... Rape myths have profound impacts. They hurt” (p. 2). Many people believe the myth that rape is about sex, but research shows that this is not true. A study of myths about rape will show that they are not only inaccurate, but also that these myths are connected to covertures and patriarchy. Education about rape does work in some cases, but in many cases education about sex does not work because people tend to believe that rape is not about sex and not violence.
Several myths exist about rape that is not only inaccurate, but they affect the beliefs that society has...
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.....that the myths about rape hurt the victim, the victim’s family, and it fails to bring to justice the perpetrator.
References
Anderson, J. (2007). Rape myths. Research & Advocacy Digest. 9 (3). Retrieved December 17, 2009, from http://www.wcsap.org/advocacy/PDF/RapeMyths0507.pdf
List of rape myths. Retrieved December 17, 2009, from http://www.d.umn.edu/cla/faculty/jhamlin/3925/myths.html
Patriarchy: A primer for men. (2007). The Nation. Retrieved December 17, 2009, from http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070730/patriarchy
Pozner, J. (2006). A culture of rape. Retrieved December 17, 2009, from http://www.alternet.org/media/35514
Theories of sexual assault. Retrieved December 17, 2009, from http://www.stopvaw.org/Theories_ofSexual_Assault.html