Listen: Rape, Assault, Aaron discussed on The Science Show
"This is the science show on Aaron and we turn to rape afterwards in the car. I laughed I'm pretended. I couldn't remember his name. It was an attempt at pathetic one to take back some form of control. Everything's fine. You're totally forgettable. I'm the one with the power here. He just looked at me disgusted. I'd been trying to recover some self respect. But I ended up feeling more like a slot. Who deserved what had happened to her than I already did. That's why I didn't report my sexual assault. I internalize what I saw in that. Look, I internalize the disrespect evident in how a used my unwilling body for gratification. And then a Jackie late. It'll over me, I was a dirty slut. And that's what happens to duty sluts. I was so ashamed that I had let it happen that I worried he might tell people he was a mutual friend. It was six years before I told anyone at all. This was before I discovered feminism before I knew that saying no should be enough for a man to respect your humanity. And then it doesn't matter if you're drunk. It doesn't matter if you dance with him at a club. It doesn't even matter. If you went back to flat. But even if I had known all that even if it happened to me today, still like most sexual assault victims. I wouldn't report what happened to the police a piece by Caroline creo. Peres all invisible women read by Olivia Willis. And so what's the evidence on self blame? If a woman has had a drink. Here's the flow, a senior lecturer in psychology from the university of Birmingham women were recruited to come to a laboratory study in which they would be in a dating scenario, and we randomly assign them to consume either alcohol or tonic water, and they're aware in advance that consuming beverage, but they didn't know which one. And in fact, we misled half of people in each condition to believe that they were consuming a beverage that they actually weren't consuming so half the people who've had alcohol were told that they had tonic water and the other half were told that they had alcohol and vice versa and the. Tonic water condition. They couldn't tell the difference. We rims glasses. So that we made it difficult for them to tell the difference. So we put fodder on the rim of the glass. And we also laced limes with vodka and floated it in the glass and said that way they got the smell of alcohol. So as to disguise what condition they were in they had three standard drinks within fifteen minutes. So they were consuming a standard drink every five minutes. That's pretty quick. And during that time to couple of hours while still bitterly you gave them scenarios to deal with what's Nari. So we've been using a scenario that we call the participant choice procedure where it puts swimming into a very realistic dating scenario with an acquaintance of their given background information about how they met and what they were doing in. Eventually the scenario gets to a point where the participant is given a choice to either remain Indian counter or to withdraw from it. And this decision. In point, for instance, could be when the male in the scenario says, which you like to have a ride home and at that stage. They could withdraw our take the right home and most participants in the scenario choose to go home with him. And then they encounter continues to unfold eventually gets to intimate activities, and the participant is given choices about those as well, if the participant consents all the way through to the end of the scenario, then consensual sexual intercourse takes place in this scenario, just ends but ninety percent of our participants withdraw at some point before the scenario ends. And when that happens when they withdraw their directed to a sub scenario, which describes nonconsensual sexual intercourse in other words, rape. And so ninety percent of our participants. Then they're put into a situation where they learn that the acquaintance in this scenario has raped them. We don't ever use those terms, but we describe it. So that it is in accordance. With the legal definition of rape. And how'd you know that the imagining of this in response to your questions matches real life? We don't know the extent to which it matches real life. But we do know based on the."