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The male perpetrators however are protected from prosecution based on the fact that male hormones are responsible for their intense sexual activity. Surprisingly the women who are the victim of this act are blamed for allowing themselves to be in such a compromising situation (Peggy, 1990). The males do not see this act as rape despite lack of consent from the woman to indulge in the sexual activity. The men involved in the act use social stereotypes against their counterparts who are unwilling in order to entice them to participate in the group ritual. With the need to have social belonging to the group coupled with male insecurity and low self esteem, young males attending college commit the act as a way of identifying themselves with masculinity.
However, gang rape in many institutions has gone without adequate prosecution of the offenders due to societal beliefs about males training for masculinity. Furthermore sometimes the act is being rationalized according to the biological and psychological aspects of young males in colleges seeking social identity in the social stratification.
This article points out the social relationships and interactions that contribute to the collective behavior of young males in colleges. The article specifically discusses the sexual aspect of the group behavior of the college males that encompasses gang rape in parties and fraternity houses. Despite this being a crime there is immense rationalization of this behavior by justifying the sexual act basing on the socially accrued norm of male sexuality. Male sexuality is considered to be more natural and explosive compared to their female counterparts in colleges. The book goes on to stipulate how the male social sexual relationship is characterized through insatiable biological instincts and psychological needs in which the woman is a passive player. Since the woman is passive in this case therefore the social bonds are established amongst men through
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