Is the Fear of Rape Natural?
Start writing a post

Is the Fear of Rape Natural?


Is the Fear of Rape Natural?

Sexual assault even sexual harassment are very sensitive topics to discuss. Many people have their own take on it. Some think if a girl is drunk she is at fault for when happens to her, but others believe regardless of state of mind, the victim is never to blame.

Thinking about this I wonder, as women even men, is the fear of being raped something that comes naturally to us? Are we always on alert in certain environments because there is a chance we could be assaulted in the worst way possible?

Anytime I’m leaving one of my classes making my way back to my car parked in the garage, I find my grip on my keys way tighter than usual. I constantly keep looking back and even start to pick up my pace a little.

But why? Why do I feel paranoid when I’m leaving school, a place I’m supposed to feel safe?

This has to do with the genuine fear of being raped. The fear that someone, anyone, could grab you within a matter of seconds and change your entire life.

A fear many face during a party or leaving a late night movie. Something women and men in foreign countries have to deal with as well.

I watched a documentary on Netflix called “India’s Daughter,” in which a medical student was brutally gang raped by a group of boys on a bus she was taking back home from a movie with her friend.

If you don’t want to read ahead you can close this page right now, but you should keep reading.

They raped her so aggressively that her organs were coming out of her body. They damaged organs inside her body. They all took turns on her. They raped her so horrifically as if her body was attacked by animals.

She passed away a few days later.

Anytime I think about this story I can feel my literal soul cringe because of how inhumane it is.

Even with what’s been going on in Hollywood recently of accusations against people like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey being made public. This all falls under rape culture.

The question shouldn’t be “why didn’t these women or men speak up before?” The questions need to be “what do we do next? how do we prevent this? how do we make people feel safe?”

If so many people are coming forward, they shouldn’t be shut down or “just another victim.” Why are they another victim? Why does there have to be another?

I don’t know what the solution to this is, I honestly wish I knew. I do know that rape even harassment in any form, they are deep fears for many people all over the world.

After reading stories about sexual assault victims I always think if that were me I would beg the person to just kill me right then rather than being raped.

That is the fear, wanting actual death rather than being a living dead person.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

A Beginner's Wine Appreciation Course

While I most certainly do not know everything, I feel like I know more than the average 21-year-old about vino, so I wrote this beginner's wine appreciate course to help YOU navigate the wine world and drink like a pro.

White wine being poured into a glass

Keep Reading...Show less
Types of ice cream

Who doesn't love ice cream? People from all over the world enjoy the frozen dessert, but different countries have their own twists on the classic treat.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

100 Reasons to Choose Happiness

Happy Moments to Brighten Your Day!

A man with a white beard and mustache wearing a hat

As any other person on this planet, it sometimes can be hard to find the good in things. However, as I have always tried my hardest to find happiness in any and every moment and just generally always try to find the best in every situation, I have realized that your own happiness is much more important than people often think. Finding the good in any situation can help you to find happiness in some of the simplest and unexpected places.

Keep Reading...Show less

Remember The True Meaning of Christmas

“Where are you Christmas? Why can’t I find you?”

A painting of the virgin Mary, the baby Jesus, and the wise men

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year. Christmastime is a celebration, but have we forgotten what we are supposed to be celebrating? There is a reason the holiday is called Christmas. Not presentmas. Not Santamas. Not Swiftmas. Christmas.

boy standing in front of man wearing santa claus costume Photo by __ drz __ on Unsplash

What many people forget is that there is no Christmas without Christ. Not only is this a time to spend with your family and loved ones, it is a time to reflect on the blessings we have gotten from Jesus. After all, it is His birthday.

Keep Reading...Show less
Golden retriever sat on the sand with ocean in the background
Photo by Justin Aikin on Unsplash

Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore my dog. I am constantly talking about my love for her. I attribute many of my dog's amazing qualities to her breed. She is a purebred Golden Retriever, and because of this I am a self-proclaimed expert on why these are the best pets a family could have. Here are 11 reasons why Goldens are the undisputed best dog breed in the world.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments