VOCABULARY WORDS – VIOLENCE & DATE RAPE

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VOCABULARY WORDS – VIOLENCE & DATE RAPE
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1. Acquaintance Rape: Assailant is personally known to the victim, usually in
the context of a dating relationship. Also known as “Date Rape”.
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2. Battering: A violent act directed against another, such as hitting, slapping,
beating, stabbing, shooting, or threatening with weapons.
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3. Date Rape: Assailant is personally known to the victim, usually in the context
of a dating relationship.
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4. Incest: Sexual intercourse between individuals too closely related to marry,
usually interpreted to mean father/daughter, mother/son, or brother/sister.
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5. Marital Rape: Forced sexual contact by a husband with his wife; legal
definitions of marital rape differ among states.
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6. Patriarchal Terrorism: Extreme male-on-female violence in which men use
violence, threats, isolation, and other tactics to subjugate and control their partner.
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7. Pedophilia: Adult sexual attraction to prepubescent children that is intense and
recurring; an adult’s use of children for sexual purposes.
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8. Rape: Sexual act against a person’s will or consent as defined by law, usually
including sexual penetration by the penis or other object.
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