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date rape

1. noun Forced sexual intercourse perpetrated against the victim while on a date or other social outing. The reported number of date rapes is horrific, but it pales in comparison to how many go unreported each year.
2. verb To force sexual intercourse upon someone during the course of a date or other social outing. The survey found that many men who date rape are meticulously conscious about how they go about it.
See also: date, rape

date rape

Sexual intercourse forced by the victim's social escort. For example, Date rape is much more common on college campuses than was previously realized. This term originated in the 1980s, when awareness of the phenomenon increased exponentially.
See also: date, rape
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Participants' perception was measured using a 21-point perception scale and scores of 0-10 and 11-21 were categorized as supportive and non-supportive of date rape respectively.
is a Date Rape Detection company, that uses detection technology through coasters and strip tests.
Date rape drugs, also known as club drugs, are psychoactive substances: drugs and medications with sedative and/or amnesiac effects that facilitate sexual exploitation.
The main aim of the project is to investigate the incidence of date rape among female college students (aged 18-24) in the partner countries and assess the attitude, and level of awareness among beneficiaries and target groups," the MIGS report explains.
Mitchell, Hirschman, and Hall (1999) inspected the role of sexual orientation in date rape where it was found that a homosexual victim was attributed more blame for the event and was perceived as experiencing more pleasure from it than his heterosexual counterpart.
Officers are investigating the allegations of date rape where drugs are slipped into a drink leaving a woman feeling semi-conscious.
WOMEN'S groups are terrified that the Government's smoking ban could lead to an explosion in the number of date rapes.
During the past several decades, there has been a heightened awareness of the frequency of occurrence of date rape on college campuses (Bell, Kuriloff, & Lottes, 1994; Harrington & Leitenberg, 1994; Tescavage, 1999).
Highlighted are date rape statistics, demographics, and date rape drugs.
Consider this: By at least some estimates, one in three teenage women will be in a controlling, abusive relationship before she graduates from high school; two-thirds of college freshman women report having been date-raped or having experienced an attempted date rape at least once; and one-fifth to one-half of U.
The oldest date rape drug around is alcohol," Barnett said.
The qualititative analysis identified several key themes that characterized womens' and men' perceptions of date rape including the issues of consent, use of force, the sex acts that constitute date rape, and the context in which they occur.
Date rape is a term which was first coined in America to distinguish an attack by an acquaintance or 'date' from that of a stranger.
Issues covered include: is date rape really rape, who is to blame for date rape, is saying "no" enough, can rape occur when a couple has had sex earlier, and the importance of communication.
Along with the personal narratives of a number of date rape survivors - as well as a chapter by a young man who committed a date rape - the book examines how American culture builds and reinforces behavior that can lead to rape and exposes damaging myths perpetuated by the media and society concerning how women and men relate to each other.