How to describe your assault
There are 3 parts: TYPE / PERP /EFFECTS
Here is an example:
Drug facilitated fraternity gang rape with perceived intent to humiliate, control and degrade. The effects being life long PTSD, a life threatening eating disorder, temporary self injury and permanent OCD as well as social injuries of stigma of shame.
This is a description based on: Type of rape/Type of rapist or percieved intent of rapist/Effects of rape: psychological or the four injuries.
Resources to research this subject:
Search terms: rape crisis
Related links: Victim blame
Yehuda, Na'ama (2005). The Language of Dissociation. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 6(1), pp. 9-29.
Jerome, Richard; Comander, Lauren (2006). FACES OF RAPE. People, 3/20/2006, 65 (11), p199-202, 3p.
Esposito, Noreen (2006). Women with a History of Sexual Assault. American Journal of Nursing, 106 (3), p69-73, 4p
Stein, Murray B.; Lang, Ariel J.; Laffaye, Charlene; Satz, Leslie E.; Lenox, Rebecca J.; Dresselhaus, Timothy R. (2004). Relationship of sexual assault history to somatic symptoms and health anxiety in women. General Hospital Psychiatry, 26 (3), p178
Adams-Curtis, Leah E.; Forbes, Gordon B. (2004). COLLEGE WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES OF SEXUAL COERCION. Trauma, Violence & Abuse, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p91-122
Macdonalds, John (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.
rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486
Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.
Sedney, Mary Anne, "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).
You may want to print out this page and try writing your description below:
1/ Type of rape.
Was is stranger rape, acquaintance rape, gang rape?
2/ Type of rapist or percieved intent of rapist.
Did you think they were trying to control, humiliate or obtain sexual gratification?
3/ Effects of rape:
Psychological or the four injuries: Body, Mind, Financial, Social.
Paste the above together to make a full statement:
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