Two links that finally ask the right questions and attempt to answer them rationally.
(link shared by Anil Singhal)
The aim of this rapist is to humiliate, debase and hurt their victim; they express their contempt for their victim through physical violence and profane language. For these rapists, sex is a weapon to defile and degrade the victim, rape constitutes the ultimate expression of their anger. This rapist considers rape the ultimate offense they can commit against the victim. Anger rape is characterized by physical brutality, much more physical force is used during the assault than would be necessary if the intent were simply to overpower the victim and achieve penetration. This type of offender attacks their victim by grabbing, striking and knocking the victim to the ground, beating them, tearing their clothes, and raping them. The experience for the offender is one that is of conscious anger and rage
Because this is only a fantasy, the rapist does not feel reassured for long by either their own performance or the victim’s response. The rapist feels that they must find another victim, convinced that this victim will be “the right one”. Hence, their offenses may become repetitive and compulsive. They may commit a series of rapes over a short period of time.
Some forms of sexual violence, such as gang rape, are predominantly committed by young men. Sexual aggression is often a defining characteristic of manhood in the group and is significantly related to the wish to be held in high esteem. Sexually aggressive behaviour among young men has been linked with gang membership and having delinquent peers. Research also suggests that men with sexually aggressive peers are also much more likely to report coercive or enforced intercourse outside the gang context than men lacking sexually aggressive peers. Gang rape is often viewed by the men involved, and sometimes by others too, as legitimate, in that it is seen to discourage or punish perceived immoral behaviour among women, such as wearing short skirts or frequenting bars. For this reason, it may not be equated by the perpetrators with the idea of a crime. In several areas in Papua New Guinea, women can be punished by public gang rape, often sanctioned by elders.
they have a sexual association with anger and power so that aggression and the infliction of pain itself is eroticized. For this rapist, sexual excitement is associated with the inflicting of pain upon their victim. The offender finds the intentional maltreatment of their victim intensely gratifying and takes pleasure in the victim’s torment, pain, anguish, distress, helplessness, and suffering; he/she finds the victim’s struggling with him/her to be an erotic experience. Sadistic rape usually involves extensive, prolonged torture and restraint. Sometimes it can take on ritualistic or other bizarre qualities. The rapist may use some type of instrument or foreign object to penetrate his/her victim. Sexual areas of the victim’s body become a specific focus of injury or abuse.
– Rapes happen more in systems that allow it to go unpunished (source)
– Rapists are experts at rationalizing their behaviour (source); ‘she asked for it, was wearing ……’ being prime examples of this rationalizing. In India, I think we have some rapists and more than 90% of others (male and female!) rationalizing!
– There are some significant factors that have been identified as risk factors among perpetrators of sexual violence: adverse childhood exposures (major ones being child sexual abuse and having witnessed rape in their parents’ relationship), mental health (psychopathic thought), peer pressure and delinquency in adolescence, gender ideas (inequalities in perception of gender, patriarchal systems, entitlement – ‘men can’t help themselves’, ‘boys will be boys’!), and substance abuse/firearms. (Source:http://www.svri.org/RapePerpetration.pdf)
– Personality characters can be: lack of empathy, macho/aggressive masculinity, emotionally constricted, impulsive and having underlying anger against women