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What I don't understand about rape and violence

I recently came across a poster that depicted a battered greek woman. She was covered in blood and the poster was about rape.

Why do rapists hit women while raping them? I don't get it.

I'm asking about this because I often fantasize about being raped, but none of my fantasies involve violence and I am handled gently.

by Anonymousreply 902/24/2013

Rape victims, male and female, are often times brutalized by the perpetrator.

by Anonymousreply 102/24/2013

That's not real rape OP.

by Anonymousreply 202/24/2013

A gently handled rape? Do you keep your reticule nearby so you can have access to your vinaigrette?

by Anonymousreply 402/24/2013

rape as I understand it is a Violent act, not necessarily a sexual one.

by Anonymousreply 502/24/2013

Rape is about power and control, OP.

The rapist doesn't give a damn what he has to do to get power and control over his victim. A lot of times, the more frightened she is, the better he likes it so he'll escalate his violence to get the same reaction.

by Anonymousreply 602/24/2013

Because rapists are sadists who hate women, because the rapist was trying to knock her out so she wouldn't put up a fight.

You should read Lucky by Alice Sebold for the detailed (and nauseating) account of her own rape. Before reading Lucky, I also didn't really understand how a typical rape occurs.

by Anonymousreply 702/24/2013

OP, what you've described about your fantasies is not rape rape.

by Anonymousreply 802/24/2013

For God's sake why didn't someone show R3's mother how to use a coat hanger?

by Anonymousreply 902/24/2013
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