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USA changes the definition of Rape – Definition of Rape Revised Know the new FBI definition of Rape

USA changes the definition of Rape – Definition of Rape Revised Know the new FBI definition of Rape

From the year 1929 in USA , FBI has defined rape as the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will.

For the first time new definition of Rape includes men also.

The new definition of Rape drops the requirement that victims must have physically resisted their attackers.

The new definition of rape says that any gender of victim or attacker and includes instances in which the victim is incapable of giving consent because of the influence of drugs or alcohol or because of age. Physical resistance is not required.

This year American Congress approved $592 million this year to address violence against women, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, under the Violence against Women Act and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act.

The new definition of the FBI says that rape is "the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object," without the consent of the victim. Also constituting rape under the new definition is "oral penetration by a sex organ of another person" without consent.

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kalaiselvisblog January 08, 2012  

nice to know dat dis time it includes both the gender...

virendra sharma January 08, 2012  

Important update .Thanks sm .

SM January 08, 2012  


Usha January 12, 2012  

sm, Good to know refined definition of rape and US Govt sanctioning $592 millions to protect women from various sexual attacks and family violence...Thanks for covering this news.

RNSANE January 20, 2012  

As a sexual assault nurse examiner for 21 years, I feel it's about time this change in definition was made. Men, as well as women, are victims of unwanted sexual acts and interpersonal violence.

The allocation of Federal funds to help in the fight against interpersonal violence against women will be a big help in increasing public awareness and, hopefully, its results will be seen in the decrease in the number of rapes, DV cases, etc, that take place in the US.