The Effect of Rape on Victims and How to Help Them Introduction During recent years, the cases of rape are widely occurring in Malaysia. The statistic shows that the rape cases are increasing year by year since 2006 until 2009 (Berita Harian, 2nd June 2009, Tuesday). The legal definition of rape in when a man commits rape if he has unlawful sexual intercourse with a women without her consent by fear, force or fraud (Sexual Offenses Act, 1956) and at the time he knows she does not consent s to it (Sexual Offences Amendment Act, 1976).
This sexual intercourse will give so much bad effects to the victims, and these are some effects which are the victims may be so much angry towards the rapist, the victims are usually in a state of shock, they will develop agoraphobia, the parents of the victims may blame their daughter for what happened and the victims are more likely to commit suicide and they also might be pregnant. Topic Sentence 1 1. First effect of rape on victims is the victims may be so much angry towards the rapist a) The victims will have bitter feelings toward rapist, and this may spill over to include all men. Elphis Christopher, 1987 by Tavistock Publications ltd) b) It may take many years for the woman to recover from their experience. c) They also might affect the victim in aspect of mentally and physically. Topic Sentence 2 1. Next is the woman who has been raped is usually in a state of shock. a) This is because of they are particularly has been force by the rapist. b) This may express itself as hysteria, extreme agitation or withdrawal and an apparent lack of feeling. (Elphis Christopher, 1987 by Tavistock Publications ltd) Topic sentence 3 1. Besides that, the some of the victims develop agoraphobia. ) Agoraphobia is a condition where the sufferer becomes anxious in environments that are unfamiliar or where he or she perceives that they have little control. ( K. Jacobson, (2004). “Agoraphobia and Hypochondria as Disorders of Dwelling. ” International Studies in Philosophy 36, 31-44. ) b) They might trauma and do not want to go out alone. c) They also may be unable to have sex with their regular partner, since this recalls the attack. (Elphis Christopher, 1987 by Tavistock Publications ltd) d) The anger, pain and humiliation they felt was still very much in evidence 2.
But there are some women never recover from rape, particularly where violence has been used. a) It may prevent them from responding to normal sexual overtures and be the cause of psychosexual problems. (Elphis Christopher, 1987 by Tavistock Publications ltd) Topic Sentence 4 1. Forth, the parents of the daughter may blame the victim. a) The parents may assume that their daughter involved in a regular sexual relationship. (Elphis Christopher, 1987 by Tavistock Publications ltd) b) But there also have parents that will blame themselves and fell they did not protect their daughter properly. Topic Sentence 5 . The victims also are more likely to attempt or commit suicide. a) The experience of being raped can lead to suicidal behavior as early as adolescents. 2. Another effect is the victim might be pregnant. a) When this happen, automatically will leads to increasing of abortion cases in Malaysia. (Utusan Malaysia, 16th August 2010) Here are some suggestions on how to help the victims of this crime. Topic Sentence 1 1. Firstly, the victims need support from their related person especially their family or partner. a) The victims really need them to talk about their feelings and attitude towards it. ) They would feel better when there are people who they love around them that will give them support. (Lamb, Sharon, The Trouble with Blame: Victims, Perpetrators and Responsibility, Harvard Univ Press, 1999) Topic Sentence 2 1. Secondly, one of the ways to help the victim is give them a counselor. a) A woman counselor who have been raped is an easy part of the task to give them sympathy, care and support (Rape Crisis Center 1983) b) When the counselor has an experience about this, the counselor can more readily sympathize with what was happened to the victims.
Topic Sentence 3 1. Besides that, the victims also need support from people around them other that family, partner and friends. a) The society should give them support and should not blame them. b) Do tell the victims that rape is not their fault. (Eliasson, Mona. Men’s violence against women. Natur och Kultur, Stockholm, 2000. ) c) It will make the victims be confident with their selves. Conclusion
This crime will give so much effects on the victims as listed above which are the victims may be so much angry towards the rapist, the victims is usually in a state of shock, they will develop agoraphobia, the parents of the victims may blame their daughter for what happened and the victims are more likely commit suicide and they also might be pregnant. There also have so many ways to help the victims of this sexual intercourse such as the victims need support from their family and partner, they need counselor and the society should not blame them for what was happened on them. Statistik kes rogol tahun 2006 hingga 2008 8 July 2009 Negeri| 2004| 2005| 2006| 2007| 2008| Perlis| 21| 15| 20| 27| 40| Kedah| 127| 102| 221| 313| 313| P. Pinang| 89| 48| 115| 161| 177| Perak| 121| 102| 183| 226| 234| Selangor| 294| 245| 412| 562| 640| Kuala Lumpur| 116| 59| 142| 221| 184| Negeri Sembilan| 22| 14| 103| 153| 194| Melaka| 100| 53| 125| 139| 130| Johor| 323| 205| 343| 473| 534| Pahang| 102| 54| 143| 194| 206| Terengganu| 58| 57| 127| 130| 136| Kelantan| 82| 58| 152| 167| 246| Sabah| 149| 104| 199| 196| 231| Sarawak| 94| 63| 129| 136| 149| JUMLAH| 1698| 1179| 2431| 3098| 3414| Sumber:Polis Diraja Malaysia Berita Harian – 02 Jun 2009 (Selasa)