Updated: Nov 7, 2020
Rape is a huge issue that plagues the world today and it is one of the heinous crime .It is a specific for the whole world, Not only in a particular country. It is not specific to any one neighbor or to any specific gender, age , caste , creed or religion. Rape is widely thought to be the most underreported crime.
With easy availability of illegal drugs, date rape has become more common . Although date rape can occur without drugs, many times people use illegal substances to render their victims the prevalence of rape in all communities , it is crucial for people to stay vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Although it is impossible to ensure complete security , there are ways to maintain safety. It is important for everyone to make their own drinks so that no one can slip any drugs into them.
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A number of rape cases in India in the past few months have put a spotlight on the issue of gender based attacks in the country. Frankly , I believe that deep seated patriarchy has created a “ second- class” status for women in India.
In 2012, the brutal rape and murder of a 23 year old physiotherapy student grabbed international headlines and sparked embittered protests across India.
Do we know that Why is Rape underreported?
Rape is one of the most underreported crimes. There are significantly more rapes reported in the National Crime Victimization Survey than in the Uniform Crime Report.
Rape can occur between a stranger and a victim , but “many sexual assaults, however , occur between victims and offenders who know each other”. Many rapists may even threaten the victim to prevent them from going to the police.
Do we know that rape victims go through Rape Trauma Syndrome. Some of the symptoms include “ fear, helplessness, shock, disbelief, guilt , humiliation , embarrassment , anger , self-blame , flashbacks of the rape , avoidance of previously pleasurable activities, avoidance of the place or circumstances in which the rape occurred , depression , sexual dysfunction , insomnia , and impaired memory “. These symptoms greatly inhibit the victim’s ability to heal and move on with their life. They may be happy one moment , and then suddenly be overcome with sadness and not able to understand where the sadness originated. While in the acute phase they may experience a wide range of emotions. When they enter the reorganization phase, they may not have quite as many mood swings , but may experience flashbacks of the attacks. This contributes to their insomnia.
Victims are afraid to go to sleep because they may have nightmares of the attacks. They also lost their sense of control when they were attacked, and going to sleep leaves them vulnerable yet again.
DON’T BE AFRAID,
SPEAK FOR YOURSELF
About the Author:
Diya ghosh is a student of class 12 and she wants to pursue psychology as her career option.
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