In their study “Men Who Rape”, Groth and Birnbaum (1979) classifies rape into different categories: power rape, anger rape and sadistic rape.
In marital rape, power and anger rape are by far the more common categories.
In cases of anger rape, the male partner uses sex as a punishment and final debasement, “teaching her a lesson” (p14).
This kind of assault is usually characterized by physical brutality and far more physical force is used than would be necessary. In this kind of rape, the perpetrator attacks the victim, grabbing her, striking her, knocking her to the ground and tearing off her clothes.
The rape experience for the offender is one of rage and conscious anger, his intent is not sex, but to express his anger and contempt and he often uses abusive and profane language to further debase his victim. The question is, if he is not sexually motivated, why does he not confine his attack to battering?
Groth and Birnbaum believe that the answer lies in what one perpetrator says of his offence. “I wanted to knock the woman off
her pedestal, and I felt rape was the worst thing I could do to her” (p 14).
Typically, the perpetrator reports feeling anger, distress, frustration, and depressed just prior to the attack.
Rochna Hazra, Sandra M. Stith, Chairperson. "RISK FACTORS FOR SEXUAL COERCION IN MALE BATTERERS." Thesis submitted to the faculty of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University In Partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE In Human Development (Abstract), 2002.
[TW: rape culture, rape apologism, victim blaming]
The idea that violent kinks that other people practice does not affect those not directly involved is a serious logical disconnect. Amongst feminist theorists, there’s an analytical understanding that rape culture is the accumulative affect of both the attitudes and actions of the individuals that make up the society. A particular set of these rape culture enabling attitudes are classified as “rape myths”. These are cultural notions about rape that have been popularized due to misinformation, misogyny, and ignorance induced by lack of education or miseducation about sexuality through media such as pornography, inadequate sex ed. schooling, etc. While people who have educated themselves about the myths of rape culture or have unfortunately experienced first-hand the impact of rape culture know that some rape myths would be that the way a person dresses provokes violence against them, they are also many other rape myths, some of which extend or overlap with the ideas being conveyed in even consensual sexual practices. These rape myths, that are often acted out in kink culture, include that “Rape is Sexy”, “That rape is enjoyable [for the victim]”, that “Rape is not actually traumatic [for the victim]” (After all, they did “enjoy it”) and other variations of the sexualization of sexual violence.
Now, I’m sure some of you reading this are thinking, how can you sexualize sexual violence? Now would be ideal for me to introduce to you some male rapists typologies, specifically the Power Rapist and Anger Rapist. These psychological criminal profiles reveal to us that the primary motivation for these men raping women is not sex. It’s about their feelings towards women, which is feelings of anger and hatred. For the power rapist, it’s about asserting his dominance and superiority over her and for the anger rapist, rape for him is an act of retaliation. Sex is not central or primary to why men rape. Misogyny, including one of its facets - the objectification of women, is a key component to why men rape women. Sexualizing this and dressing up this violence as fun, experimental sexuality with no cultural consequences is wishful thinking. Fantasies involving rape as the aphrodisiac is fueling rape culture. It’s one of the pillars of rape culture. One of the most grotesque, horrific rape myths to ever exist and yet, some people, even people who acknowledge the existence of a patriarchal rape culture, struggle to make connections between how thinking rape is sexy or rape can be sexy or rape can be a healthy part of a person’s sexuality is an attitude that contributes to creating a culture so toxic that rape victims are told that maybe they liked being raped in hindsight or maybe they’re exaggerating the trauma or maybe it wasn’t “that bad.” Because, after all, they should have liked it and after all, the scenarios of sexual violence you act out with others should have no social and cultural consequences, right?
A woman armed with an iron rod beat to death a man who raped her five-year-old daughter in Jharkhand, police said Monday.
On one hand, I’m not going to advocate vigilante justice.
On the other…. I can’t honestly say I’d do any different if I were that mother.
She also surrendered to the police on her own. That says a lot of things about her strong character and the law enforcement system. She didn’t trust it to give her justice, but she recognized its authority. I wonder what her sentence is going to be/what will happen to her daughter if she goes to jail…
Most of the time, in cases like this, the parent sees little to no time in prison. Hopefully this will be the case. Ughhhh…. my heart breaks for her and for her little girl.
I hate the idea of vigilante justice but honestly I probably would do the same in her situation and the fact that she did then turn herself over to police shows she did understand and know fully that it wasn’t necessarily the right thing to do… I think it probably was just the only thing she could do to protect her daughter.
I have a serious problem with this for numerous reasons.
On one hand, yeah, i get the emotional response the mother had, I understand that she probably thought it was the best course of action.
But on the other, there are SO many ways this form of vigilante justice can and does go wrong if not punished severely enough to deter repeats.
I know 3 stories off the top of my head of people killing men falsely accused of rape. The fake rape wasn’t even reported to the police, just spread around by word of mouth. These are innocent men that were killed for absolutely no reason. A tragic waste of life.
Secondly, if the person acting as the vigilante didn’t have first hand experience of the rapist (haven’t seen them up close and cant easily identify them) then you’re just asking for cases of mistaken identity and murder of the wrong person. A whole police department can falsely convict someone, let alone one angry, emotional vigilante.
And thirdly, it’s just the goddamn principle of the thing. Just because a case is sympathetic doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be punished to the fullest extent of the law. Justice is supposed to be blind and unfeeling, yet this woman will probably get barely more than a slap on the wrist. Maybe a few years in jail. It doesn’t matter who the victim is: murder is murder is murder.
Overall, I hope that this woman faces the fullest extent of the law. But I know that she won’t.
what the fuck is wrong with you people?? this man raped her 5 year old daughter and she’s just supposed to sit back and wait for him to get a trial and be convicted? and you choose this time to talk about men accused of false rape?! this is disgusting and i can’t believe you would take the side of predatory men over a woman who (rightfully) attacked the man who raped her child
"vigilante justice" shut the fuck up
jesus fucking christ “I hope women who kill rapists face the worst punishment the law will allow, BUT PLEASE DONT LOOK DOWN ON RAPISTS THEY DONT DESERVE PUNISHMENT! :( and they might be innocent!! and even if they’re not rapists are humans please dont kill them :( but yeah lmao torture any woman who dares lay a hand against a rapist”
please shut the fuck up forever
Why force women into the sex trade as a ‘career option’ if they’re poor and then act like this is doing women such a big favor? Do you believe that it’s a sign of an egalitarian society when men are able to use their male privileges, political power, and money to demand the economic and sexual subordination of women? Is that what you would call ‘equality?’
You are not responsible for creating patriarchy and its impoverishment and disempowerment of most of your sisters, but you are responsible for choosing to be patriarchal collaborators when you have the economic, social, and political empowerment and the freedom to choose not to.
Itkijöitä esiintymässä Sortavalan laulujuhlilla. Kesäkuu 1906.
Karelian professional mourners performing a lament at a song festival in Sortavala (Ladoga Karelia). June 1906.
Photos by I.M Wartiainen, Museovirasto
fascinating, though i wonder if these song festivals are held anymore…
I assume you mean the one in Sortavala and not song festivals focused on folk music in general? Sortavalan laulujuhlat (Sortavala’s song festival) was held 4 different times before the war: 1896, 1906, 1926 and 1935. Out of these the 1935 song festival is definitely the most known one since 1935 was also the year Kalevala turned 100 years old and that was obvs another reason for Finns and Karelians to celebrate. After Sortavala was ceded to Russia along with most of Finnish Karelia the city’s reputation as “Laatokan laulava kaupunki” and whatnot was understandably pretty much forgotten, especially considering the fact that many of the inhabitants, including musicians and others active at song festivals, now became Karelian refugees. But something positive: Sortavala’s song festival was held for the fifth time in history and the first time since it became a part of Russia in 2012, and from what I know they’re planning another one for next year.
also rolling my eyes at people who complain in the notes of feminist-ish posts that complain about something men do, all like “this is dumb because educating men is how to do feminism, not just complaining!!”
um. No. trust me, like… 9/10 of them don’t give a fraction of a fuck and are only going to pretend to care if they have a chance of getting sex out of it. You can’t teach those who don’t care. If they honestly want to learn, they’ll find a way to listen- I mean, I did, didn’t I? Didn’t you? Didn’t we find out all on our own like big grownups?- I’m not putting effort in to holding their hand and walking them through this.
I’m way more interested in having an exchange between women so we can identify shitty behaviors, beliefs, etc common in men that may hurt us, so we can maybe protect each other and warn each other- so that maybe one less woman will “give the benefit of the doubt” to some guy who is just going to make her regret that, and maybe one less woman will believe a guy has “good intentions” when he absolutely does not, and maybe one less woman will believe that she’s just as worthless as men say she is. My voice is for women. What I say is for women. My angry venting rants are for women. Whatever. Unless I specifically address men, it’s for women. If men incidentally happen to listen and learn, okay, cool, but it’s not my main goal, and to act like it should be is to, once again, center feminism around gaining male approval. I’ll never get to be a full human being and still be approved of by men as a group, so I’m just going to watch out for other women instead, k