Is it your contention that power dynamics are not important in prison? How can you justify such a claim? Male prisons are organised around hypermasculine, profoundly hierarchical lines. Making someone your "bitch" is about as undiluted an exercise in male-on-male subjugation as can be imagined.
Do you think the rape of elderly women by young men is a "crime of passion"?
Why do young men rape elderly women? And why does nobody care?: A special report by Linda Grant on a shocking crime which it seems we all prefer to ignore - Life & Style - The Independent
What is your explanation for this phenomenon ?WHAT of the rapists themselves? Little if any work has been done on men who rape elderly women. Dr Mezey says her interviews indicate that they are very hostile to women and feel belittled by them. Since Susan Brownmiller's landmark study of the mid-Seventies, Against Our Will, it has been understood that rape is not about sex but power. One theory put forward in an American study holds that older women symbolise an authority figure over whom the offender wants control or an actual woman against whom he wants to avenge himself. The desire, in such rapes, is not for sex but for the degradation, hurt and humiliation of the victim. 'How did he get an erection?', we guiltily wonder. The arousal may come from rage, nervous excitement or fear, as is suggested by the evidence of rapes in wartime. Others argue that these rapists are simply woman haters, and older women may just be easier to attack because of their vulnerability.
Are you aware that both of these things cannot simultaneously be true, (unless more men than women are also are raped in the general population, in which case, why make a special case of prison rape)?Originally Posted by SpankMcFly
Why is the profile of the victim such a contentious issue for you?