Thursday, June 26, 2008

Causes or Motivation for Rape

***OMG, I am a damn copycat. Meow~~~~.... Wait a minute. No, I am not. I did give proper credit to where it is due. So, NOT a copycat but a uncopydog. A very handsome uncopydog. Woof...(Forgive my lame attempt at cracking a joke. I had to. It's that spontaneous moment kind of thing.)***

Instead of blaming the females, let us analyze what are the causes or the motivation for rape.

Lets see the types of rape before we continue any further shall we? Rapists are said to be motivated by anger, power, and sadism. First up is the anger rape.

Anger rape

Anger rape is characterized by physical brutality with the rapist using far more force than is necessary to subdue the victim. The experience for the offender is one that is of conscious anger and rage. He/she expresses his/her rage both physically and verbally upon the victim during the attack.

His/her aim is to hurt and debase his or her victim. He/she often shows his/her contempt through abusive and profane language. The anger rapist considers rape the ultimate offense he/she can commit against the victim. Such a rapist strikes sporadically and infrequently, because the attack will discharge his/her anger and relieves his/her frustrations for a time.

But eventually he/she will reach his/her boiling point once more and offend again. His/her need is to hurt and degrade his/her victim, his/her weapon being sex and his/her motive is revenge. The research on convicted rapists has found several important motivational factors in the sexual aggression of males. Those motivational factors repeatedly implicated are having anger at women and having the need to control or dominate them.

In one study, it was found that rapists had less empathy toward women that had been sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant and more hostility toward women than non sex offenders and non offender males/females.

Source: Wikipedia

That makes much more sense than saying that it is women' fault for wearing sexy clothes. A lot more sense. You see, angry people tend to be irrational. There is just no reasoning with angry people. However, although the motivation for rape might be anger, that does not also mean that all angry men will be horny lowlife bastard rapists.

This is because if all angry men are motivated by anger to rape, then there would be more rape cases happening because there are a lot of angry men in our society nowadays. There are also a lot angry women but lets focus on angry men shall we?

Thus, we cannot just say that anger alone is the motivation for rape. However, the anger rape type IS done by very angry men who wants to release their frustrations and feel the need to inflict pain and degrade their victim by raping them.

Therefore there is also one important element coupled with the anger factor that contributes to this anger rape type. That is the criminal element. People with criminal tendency would have violence affinity and that coupled with anger would cause a huge problem. One of it would be the anger rape.

Now, lets see the second type of rape. The power rape.

Power rape

The objective of the power rapist is to control the victim, not to harm them. Sexuality becomes a way to compensate for their underlying feelings of inadequacy and feeds their issues of mastery, control, strength, authority and capability.

The power rapist relies upon verbal threats, intimidation with a weapon, and only uses the amount of force necessary to subdue his victim. The power rapists tends to have fantasies about sexual conquests and rape. They may even believe that even though the victim initially resists them, that once they overpowers their victim, the victim will eventually enjoy the rape.

The rapist needs to believe that the victim enjoyed "it", and they may even ask the victim for a date later. Because this is only a fantasy, the rapist does not feel reassured by either their own performance or the victim's response. The rapist feels that they must find another victim, convinced that this victim will be "the right one". Hence, their offenses may become repetitive and compulsive. They may commit a series of rapes over a short period of time.

The feminist theory of rape theory is summarized by Susan Brownmiller's statement: "rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear".It asserts that what feminists see as the male domination of female in socio-political and economic domains is the ultimate cause of most rapes, and considers male-female rape to be a crime of power that has little or nothing to do with sex itself.

Social learning theory of rape is similar to the feminist theory and links cultural traditions such as imitation, sex-violence linkages, rape myths (e.g. "women secretly desire to be raped"), and desensitization to the core causes of rape. The focus is on male-female rape with no explanations offered for male-male or female-perpetrated forms of rape.

Warren Farrell took issue with the feminist idea that rape has nothing to do with sex by noting that (male-female) rape statistics show young and sexually attractive females are raped far more often than older, less sexually attractive females.

Source: Wikipedia

That also makes much more sense than saying that lipsticks would encourage rape. The power rape types are really fucked up in the mind department. They relish the intimidation and the control they have over their victims. More than often, they would have already brainwashed themselves into thinking that the victims would enjoy the rape hence they actually believe that they are doing a favor for the victims.

This type of rape is actually considered the least mild compared to the other types because the rapists do not want to cause harm to the victim but just want to show that they are in control and that the victims would gradually enjoy the rape. Like I said, mentally fucked up this type of rapists are.

I would think that this is mainly influenced by the tonnes of adult/porn videos that shows that the actors enjoyed being forcefully violated. This leaves a huge impact on the minds of the rapists and thus they are brainwashed into thinking that what they are doing are actually not wrong. And that motivates them to rape.

However, again we cannot really say that watching adult/porn videos alone would cause people to go on a rape rampage because there are A LOT of people out there watching adult/porn videos right now. I am pretty darn sure of it.

So, again the criminal and violence elements contribute to the motivation of rape. Beginning to see a trend here now? Lets move on to the third and last type of rape, the sadistic rape.

Sadistic rape

In the sadistic rape, the rapist transforms anger and power so that aggression becomes sexual and thus eroticized for them. The rapist finds intentional maltreatment of their victim sexually gratifying. The rapist takes pleasure in the victims torment, distress and anguish.

Sadistic rape usually involves torture and restraint. Sometimes it can take on ritualistic or other bizarre qualities. The victim's injuries will be primarily focused on the sexual areas of her body; there may be mutilation of these areas. The rapist may use some type of instrument or foreign object to penetrate his victim.

The sadistic rapists' assaults are deliberate, calculated and preplanned. They will often wear a disguise or will blindfold his victim. Prostitutes or other women whom they perceives to be "promiscuous" are often the sadistic rapists targets. The victims of a sadistic rapist may not survive the attack. For some offenders, the ultimate satisfaction is gained from murdering the victim.

Source: Wikipedia

That also makes much more sense than saying that high-heeled shoes, the type that makes tapping sound would be the motivation for rape. What? don't tell me that there are people who are aroused by just hearing the tapping sound of the shoes? Sick. Real sick.

The sadistic rape is more to the sex maniac (SM) type. The type that takes pleasure in the victims' pain and torment. This type is even more twisted than the mentally fucked up power rape type. This is even more mentally fucked up and twisted added into in.

The motivation for rape for the sadistic rapists is that they can only be satisfied and be pleasured by inflicting pain on their victim or even themselves in the process. This is the type of rapists that would even continue raping the victims after killing them or even do the hideous act while stabbing the victim and only stopping the rape after the victims are limp lifelessly.

The sadistic rapists are normally serial rapists and even serial killers and are really the worst type in the 3 type of rape categories. The victims often would not be alive after the rape as ultimately the victims would be tortured sexually until death.

There are definitely elements of criminal, violence and mentally disorder that motivates this type of rape. The obsession to see the life slowing fading from their victims as they enjoy raping until the victims died motivates them.

There, done with the analysis and what yours truly think. What do you think? What are your opinions regarding the matter?


  1. most psychos (that i watched from the movies) are power or sadistic rapists. but usually the best-est ideas are give by sadistics. but of course, i meant for the movies. ;)

  2. what's the term when politicians rape the country's coffer dry? hehe

  3. Kudos for the informative post....

  4. How about a father raping his own daughter or step daughther??

  5. levian: The best ideas? Woh, stay away from the movies...Stay away. =p

    johnny ong: That is corruption. =)

    levian: yeah...give me five.

    matt: Thanks for the comment.

    anonymous: I believe that is a combination of power and sadistic rape with power bearing more weight. Lets not forgetting that as in most rape cases sexual gratification is always the main objective.

  6. i'm writing a paper on rape and this is the best explanation of motivations for rape i've seen yet.

  7. This is garbage. Every word is garbage.


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