An Article By Youth Against Injustice Foundation
Most Rapes are Impulsive and Opportunistic committed by People likely to commit other Impulsive Acts, including Impulsive crimes. These Rapists tend to show no Anger except in response to their Victim’s Resistance and use little unnecessary Force.
Rapists are of many kinds:
“Power Rapist” is preoccupied with a fixed Sexual Fantasy that they try to act out in the Rape, such as a Fantasy in which they Force a Victim to have Sex, and then Fall in Love with them. These are the least Aggressive of Rapists and are the most likely to flee if the Victim puts up a Strong Resistance.
“Vindictive Rapists” commit Physically Harmful Assaults with the intent to Degrade and Humiliate the Victim.
“Anger Rapists” are motivated by anger at the world at large; likely to inflict the most physical damage on their Victims. These Rapists tend to have a long history of violent crime of all sorts.
Some are Sexual Sadists who enjoy the Victim’s Pain and Fear.
For these Rapists, Rape 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 intends to assert its competency. The Power Rapist relies upon verbal threats, intimidation with a weapon, and uses only the amount of force necessary to subdue the Victim.
These Rapists tends to have Fantasied about Rape and Sexual Conquests. They may believe that even though the victim initially resists them, but once they overpower their victim, the Victim will eventually enjoy the Rape. The Rapist believes that the Victim enjoyed the Rape, and they may even ask the victim to meet them for a date later.
Because this is only a Fantasy, the Rapist does not feel reassured for long by either their Performance or the Victim’s Response. The Rapist feels that they must find another Victim, convinced that this Victim will be “The Right One.”
A Sexual Assaulter can be a person of any kind. This statement isn’t meant to make Everyone scared of Everyone else; rather, it just means that there isn’t One Specific type who commits such kinds of crimes.
Hence, Their Offences may become Repetitive and Compulsive. They may commit a series of Rapes over a short period. This is the most common type of Serial Rapist of Strangers in the United States.
What is the mentality of a rapist and who is responsible for such a mentality? Can’t we do anything to reduce the number of rape cases?
Mansi Saini, Btech from Malla Reddy Institute of Technology and Science said:
Once a rapist claimed that a 5-year-old girl ‘provoked’ him to rape her. This 23-year-old man was one of them.
When she further asked him how did a 5-year-old girl provoked him, he said the little girl touched him inappropriately, so he decided to teach her a lesson. She was a small beggar who would sit outside the temple.
On further questioning, he said that the only remorse he has is that the girl is no more a virgin, hence she is no more ‘pure’ so as soon as he comes out of jail, he plans to marry her.
Now, what do you think, what is his mentality? He isn’t a martian, he is from the same society we live in.