June 2020
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Rape can be categorized in different ways. This means that rape can depend on the situation in which it occurs, by the identity or characteristics of the victim, and by the identity or characteristics of the perpetrator.  These categories are referred to as the different types of rape.


Below are listed a few different types of rape:

  • Date Rape
  • Gang Rape
  • Spousal Rape


Date Rape:

Did you know that the term “date rape” is used to refer to various types of rape?


This is generally referred to as acquaintance rape. Acquaintance rape is a form of non-domestic rape which is committed by an individual who generally knows the victim. This type of rape is commonly a drug-facilitated sexual assault, this means that the rapist intentionally drugs the victim with date rape drugs so that they do not have a clear consciousness. This specific type of rape is the most common to occur and constitutes the vast majority of reported rapes.


A frequently overlapping category is incapacitated rape, where the victim is incapacitated and unable to give consent – this is often the result of intoxication, but can also simply be because the victim is asleep or has a medical condition.


Gang Rape:

Gang rape occurs when a group of people participates in the rape of a single victim. Rape involving two or more violators is widely reported to occur in many parts of the world.


This is a type of rape that generally involves the intoxication of alcohol or other drugs that are consumed. Night attacks are a common playground for perpetrators.


Gang rape is a serious form of rape that leaves the victim in an emotionally traumatized state of being. This is not a rape type that is taken lightly if you or anyone you know has undergone this traumatic experience it is essential to remember that an immense amount of therapy should be performed before the victim reaches a state of being overwhelmed.


Spousal Rape:


Spousal rape is also referred to as marital rape. Wife rape, husband rape, partner rape or intimate partner sexual assault, is rape that occurs between a married or de facto couple. Research reveals that victims of marital/partner rape suffer longer-lasting trauma than victims of stranger rape


Many individuals choose to continue the relationship that they have with their partner even after undergoing this traumatic with the individual they assumed would never hurt them.


Men Against Rape stands to provide an open platform for those that have undergone this traumatic experience. To become a part of the solution contact Kavisha Hurbans to find out how you can contribute and assist those in need.