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date rape

1. noun Forced sex 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 sex 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

rape culture

A society whose widespread views and actions (such as victim blaming and dismissive attitudes toward sexual trauma) have the effect of normalizing rape. A rape culture ignores and thus perpetuates the devastating physical and psychological effects of rape.
See also: culture, 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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Kevin Owen Jones, 28, of Clwyd House, Bryn Estyn Road, Wrexham, is accused of jointly raping a woman in Oswestry with another man between May 12 2012 and May 12 2014.
They also call attention to the failure of Black leadership to forcefully condemn the sexual abuse of Black women and girls at the hands of Black men and boys--although some of those leaders were quite vociferous when Tawana Brawley accused white men of raping her in the late 1980s.
One such case involved a man who accepted a caution for raping his sister when they were children more than 50 years ago.
Last spring a couple of basketball players at a Philadelphia university were charged with raping a female basketball player at the same school.
MAY 9 2003: Jailed for nine years at the Old Bailey for raping a 23-year-old Korean student in London in September 2002.
Thalia Massie, a white woman, accused five nonwhite men of raping her.
In the same year, James Everett of Liggett, Washington, was convicted of raping a woman he had met through a dating service.
It is believed the attacker may have been bitten by her dog and he ran off before raping the woman; # October 25, 2002 - A 14-year-old girl was grabbed as she walked along Collenswood Road in Stevenage, dragged into woods and raped.
She also notes the white male's "vigilance" against a reversal of his own history of raping black slave women (pp.