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date rape

n. forcible sexual intercourse by a male acquaintance of a woman, during a voluntary social engagement in which the woman did not intend to submit to the sexual advances and resisted the acts by verbal refusals, denials or pleas to stop, and/or physical resistance. The fact that the parties knew each other or that the woman willingly accompanied the man are not legal defenses to a charge of rape, although one Pennsylvania decision ruled that there had to be some actual physical resistance. (See: rape)

date rape

noun acquaintance rape, committing a rape while on a date, forced sexual intercourse on a date, forceful penetration while on a date, forcible rape on a date, sexual assault and rape while on a date
Associated concepts: consent, incapacitation, marital rape, physical resistance, sexual assault

date rape

RAPE occurring after the victim and offender have met socially.
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Dr Caryl Beynon, lead author of the report, said: "Public concern about the use of illegal drugs in sexual assaults can take the focus away from the most commonly used date-rape drug, alcohol.
Jill Chaifetz was the Swarthmore student who in 1985 produced the school's date-rape video; she was a sophomore at the time.
Now the Forensic Science Service has shown that the use of date-rape drugs is not only very rare but is, as I suggested, quite unnecessary.
Cigarettes dipped in embalming fluid first appeared as a new date-rape risk in North Carolina, America, at the end of the 1990s.
Her sister Sandra Hitchmough, of The Fairway, West Derby, asked if the fact she might have had the date-rape drug, rohypnol, did not raise suspicion.
Andrew Luster, 39, the great-grandson of Max Factor, was told to pay compensation to the 23-year-old Californian woman he doped with the date-rape GHB in 1997 before filming the rape.
In general however, there is limited research focusing on prevention programs on date-rape attitudes among men and women athletes.
RESEARCH into cocktail stirrers which can show if a drink has been spiked with a date-rape drug is being paid for by a firm behind two Nuneaton night clubs.
The danger to women has increased in recent years by the use of so-called date-rape drugs which can be slipped into a drink and render the victim unconscious.
In Britain, the Home Office's Forensic Science Service has tested for Rohypnol in about 10 date-rape cases.
So far, most of the attention surrounding Katie Roiphe's The Morning After: Sex, Fear, and Feminism on Campus has centered on her claim that the date-rape epidemic has been created and fostered by feminists, blown out of proportion with inflated statistics, embellished stories, and inflammatory rhetoric.
CHEMICALS in cleaning fluids are increasingly being used as date-rape drugs, a shock report revealed yesterday.