This documentary on gang rape and acquaintance rape is a compelling view of what is happening on college campuses. According to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, up to 80% of all rapes are acquaintance rapes, yet victims of rapes by strangers are ten times more likely to report their attack to police. Dating Rites includes an interview with gang-rape survivor Meg Davis, who tells how the attack still affects her life, even eight years later. We also hear from a convicted rapist, who gives compelling and disturbing insights into the psyche of the perpetrator. Included in the program is an eight minute re-enactment illustrating how a gang rape develops. The viewer will see, through the perspective of both men and women, how a party can turn into a tragedy. The documentary also calls upon professionals: rape crisis counselors, psychologists, and sociologists. Dr. Peter Germano, who runs a sexual treatment group at the state correctional institute, declares: "the college student who
The disturbing issue of "acquaintance rape" (also known as "date rape") is brought to life in this powerful short film. Two female high school students and the two boys who raped them describe their behavior and feelings before, during and after the attacks. One young woman, Melanie, innocently goes to a fellow student's house to study and when he does not pay attention to their studies, she gets up to leave. To her horror, the young man attacks her, asking her what she expected by coming to his house. She does not hesitate to press charges against him and he is convicted. The young man is sent to prison, full of resentment that his life has been ruined. Another student, Vera, attends a party where she has too much to drink and passes out in the bathroom. Joe, a young man who had been flirting with her earlier, attacks her. She fights back but to no avail. Afterwards, Vera tries to forget the incident but when she hears that he has attacked another student, she presses charges and Joe
In an interview with Michael Strahan on Nightline, former football player and actor Terry Crews details his own sexual assault. The assault, committed by agent Adam Venit, formerly of the William Morris Endeavor agency, at a party in February 2016. Crews filed a lawsuit against Venit in December 2017.
If you’re still struggling with consent just imagine instead of initiating sex you’re making them a cup of tea. Animation courtesy of Emmeline May at rockstardinosaurpirateprincess.com and Blue Seat Studios.