Interpersonal communication and rape: women acknowledge their assaults.

  title={Interpersonal communication and rape: women acknowledge their assaults.},
  author={Rick Botta and Suzanne Pingree},
  journal={Journal of health communication},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={197-212; discussion 213-4}
Previous research has shown that one in four women experiences rape or attempted rape by the time she is in college. Only half of these women name those experiences as sexual assault, an action which is an important part of recovery. This article examines whether a convenience sample of 123 undergraduate women, living in dormitories and sororities at a large midwestern university, who experienced unwanted anal, oral, or vaginal intercourse through threat of force, drugs, or intoxication name… CONTINUE READING