ANSWERS: 100
  • its against someones will, its infringing on their right of freedom and happiness, so its never justified
  • Hell no! Sex should always be consensual.
  • Absolutely not. Sex should always take place between consenting adults - that type of violation for anyone - man or woman - is horrible and unforgivable.
  • I see no justification in any type of rape what so ever.
  • Of course not. Rape is not sex, it is an act of violence. It has no redeeming value under any circumstances, and never has a positive motivation.
  • Never. Sex is something that people consent to, rape is the taking of something intimate and private by force. To even think that there is justification for doing such a thing a person should be shot.
  • Just ask any person who has been raped and see if they thought they deserved it.
  • Rape is not justified. Because males do rape on the women and make them fall on them. But this too cannot be justified at any cause
  • I was going to say no like everyone else. Rape is an abhorrent crime. However I thought a bit further... I think one could put up an argument that "Murder" could be justified. But would be very debatable. If someone murdered your family ... So if we used that argument, then if a man raped a woman - maybe it would be justified to rape the man. I think killing him would probably be a better punishment. A lot of rapists do so as a power trip - so some bigger guy doing them might be justified.... Raping the rapists wife for example - no I would not accept that "eye for an eye" argument. It would have to be the rapist himself being abused....
  • In reality, no, never. But in legal terms, if an 18 year-old had consensual sex with a 14 year-old, that would be considered rape... which is just weird.
  • Absolutely not. Sex is something that should be consented to always and enjoyed by both parties. Forcing yourself upon someone shows weak character and can severely hurt someone physically, leave them w/an unwanted child, dangerous STD or infection, and hurt them emotionally and psychologically for a very long time if not the rest of their lives.
  • No! Rape is a type of violence that is forced upon someone. It is never justified.
  • If you think something needs to be "justified" -- then you know it's unjust.
  • Never. It is always a violation against the individual. It is always violent. It is always an invasion.
  • NEVER EVER thats all i have to say
  • Nothing can make rape OK, therefore it is never justified.
  • I'd be very surprised if anyone responds with it is justified. IJS
  • I was intrigued by your question. I can't imagine anyone ever wondering if rape could be justified. Have you ever wondered this yourself? Or have you ever heard anyone say that it was? I am just terribly curious! And I vote with the majority here...there is no justification for rape. Ever. I am so sorry that you have knowledge of just how horrible a rape can be. No one ever deserves to be hurt like that.
  • Just the sound of "Justifiable Rape" makes my skin crawl. My Answer: NO, Never! Rape is the taking of something no one can ever repay. The person raped loses more than just their virginity or dignity or what have you - In most cases their hopes, dreams and trust are destroyed for good. Most do their best to "over ride" what the past has created for them but they will never be "fixed" completely.
  • Never. It is a violent act against someone. Sex is only between people that want to share intimacy or make a child, it's for SHARING. Rape is not 'between' people, It is committed against someone.
  • Rape really is one of few untenable acts. There is no reason anyone would have to do it, so there is no way you can justify it.
  • very "pc" answers everyone. but lets try this one on...by the way i am a woman)-its a date, its getting heated, everyone is naked, everyone is happy, you have played the "no-dont" game before. own up women-its fun to be coerced. this time you mean it tho-you say "no" at the last possible second. is the man you are with psychic? is it rape if he thinks it is the "no dont" game? we (women) need to be very clear the whole naked time-'know.
  • Absolutely not. Rape leaves scars that take lifetimes to heal. It is in the same category as murder, in my mind, and should be dealt with similarly. Disrespect, greed, lust--rape is a consummation of the worst of human character. Sex should be about respect, love, and the other person. Bridle your passions, that you may be filled with love.
  • Never! Rape is about power over someone. It has little if anything to do with sex.
  • Only if she is very hot looking and wants to rape me. This is perhaps the only time it is justified. I like to find logical holes in questions and it would be illogical for me to refuse such an offer as this.
  • Not ever. And anyone found guilty of rape should be castrated.
  • No. And I am 100% for the rape trap, f*** rapists
  • No. The crime of violently forcing someone into sexual activity is never justified and immoral in all circumstances.
  • No never not in any circumstances.
  • no no no no NO!!!!!...why? because only a lowlife scumbag would even think about it and only a lower lowlife scumbag would do it
  • Justified? Never. Sometimes identified as rape when it isn't? Most certainly. I would simply note the earlier comments someone made about an 18 year-old having consentual sex with a 14 year-old. She wanted to have sex, she never said no, but not having reached the age of consent, it is rape in the eyes of the law. Something about that law definitely needs to be changed. I understand fully why it is what it is, but teens are going to experiment and are at the mercy of the hormones surging through their bodies. So in the sense that homicide can be justified if one feels their life is in imminent danger, there can be no justification for rape.
  • A man goes to a market and buys a chicken, a bucket and a sack of flour. While he's walking home, he meets a young lady that starts screaming about how he's going to rape her. He says, "Lady, how could I possibly rape you? Don't you see what I'm carrying?" She says, "You could cover the chicken with the bucket and put the flour on top." But seriously folks!... I'll be here all week! Try the shrimp!
  • When is rape not rape. what with young girls being attracted to celebrities, the celebrity takes the young women home they have a few drinks one thing leads to another next thing their doing the bump and moan once penetration has occurred the young lady decides she dosen't want to continue and starts yelling rape.
  • It's only justifiable if it is role playing with consent given by all parties, and then of course it wouldn't be real rape. Real rape is when someone says no, and no means no. If you hear no. You can beg and plead your case. But do not continue. No means no.
  • rape is just what it is.... nothing more nothing less. NO, never justified.
  • No way it isnt,no one has the right to take that when they feel like it with force,its not about being brutal,its surposed to be out of love!
  • I don't believe rape is justifiable. Why? No one person has the right to take away the power of choice of another person. I believe rapists belong in prison.
  • no, it a sick crime.
  • Never. The worst that should come from a guy as a result of not being satisfied on a date is rudeness, and even that's inexcusable.
  • Sorry if I offend anyone which I am pretty sure this will. But-Yes, in one case I do. If a man raped a woman I cared for and I hired a handful of large excons or gang members to break in to this mans house and violate him repeatedly while it was photographed and filmed to encourage his self removal of our state and or country. I do believe I could live with that. And would even call it justified.
  • Who do you love most in your life? Your mom? Your dad? Your significant other? Imagine them being shot in the heart and being so close to dying it is unbelievable that they're still alive. This is what rape feels like if you have not experienced it. So what do you think about it now? Can it be justified?
  • Only if it's fake, play rape, like fetish... but not real. thats just wrong
  • YES!!!!!!
  • If rape means saving a thousand other lives, then I don't think it's wrong.
  • I'm all about shades of gray... but in this instance, I cannot think of a single situation in which it's beneficial to ANYONE for one to commit rape.
  • hmmmm of course !! they changed teh question on me of coourse it's never justified it's a violent crime
  • No. Rape is the act of forcefully having sex without consent of one of the partners.
  • Here's a controversial thought. Would you care if Hitler got raped? You might care because you might think it's inexcusable 100% of the time. You might not care because you might think he deserved it.
  • I honestly tried to think of a well-reasoned, thoughtful answer to your question, but all I can come up with is: "No."
  • That is based on our societal norms and culture. In arranged marriages all over the world, husbands "rape" unwilling wifes and those cultures do not feel that that is wrong. Context determines acceptability.
  • Yes. To take the utilitarian point raised above, I can't ever see it being the case that rape could save lives and secondly it would not be right to do so, merely the lesser of two wrongs. That is a problem with utilitarianism that has never been sufficiently addressed in my opinion.
  • ...yes
  • This is a stupid question and if you gotta be told YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Absolutely. I think this question is really not a question. Probably your subconscious forbade you to set a question mark with it.
  • Sure! But only in the mind of a rapist!
  • Can't think of a single exception.
  • It's called rape for a reason... if it's not consensual, it's not justified.
  • NEVER!
  • any man or woman who feels the urge to commit such a violation needs some serious help. here's a useful website that can help if you are having these kinds of thoughts, www.howtohelpyourself.com & www.mentalhealth.org.uk
  • One human being forcing another into sexual acts is absolutely not ok. That is a person, not an object and it leaves a scar no matter what.
  • Rape is never ever justified. NO means NO plain and simple. end of discussion. Just because you are in a relationship with that person or that person is scantily dressed doesn't give you the right to force yourself sexually on that person. Rape takes away the victim's dignity and sense of self worth and in many cases destroys their trust in humanity. It leaves scars not only physically but emotionally that sometimes never heal.
  • I don’t take this lightly, as a sexual abuse survivor myself, but as a writer I am tempted to answer the question is there a hypothetical scenario, under any circumstances, however hypothetical or unlikely that rape could be justified. The only case I can imagine is as part or a punishment or torment of some truly horrible evil-doer, like hitler or judas l or George bush level evil, or if you were torturing someone who had tortured you or murdered your family, destroyed your honor, blown up your home town, something insanely evil in which the person had forfeit his or her human rights. But you’d have to really intend to hurt and destroy the person, and you’d need to accept that at that point you had become as evil as she or he was. Also, this is mostly the domain of movies and tv, as eye for an eye in real life seldom if ever resolves anything, and what would give any of us the right to be judge, jury and executioner. Another possibility, and I can’t conceive of anyway this would happen in real life, but it might make an interesting fiction or powerful drama, is if a greater evil than the rape, such as a death or the end of the entire human race, or the loss of an immortal soul, would arise unless a rape is committed. Person “A” would have to force person “B” into choosing to rape person “C” or else person “A” will enforce evil “X”. And person “B” must choose whether the rape or “X” is more evil. Person “B” could still take the stance that they cannot rape anyone by their nature and that if “A” chooses to enact alternate evil “X” its not B’s fault as A made this choice. Or B would need to justify to him/herself that the rape was the lesser of two evil’s against “X”. I cannot imagine a person such as “A” existing outside of a fictional world. The last possibility is if due to some kind of impairment, or someone living in another culture being part of hypothetical some alien race would “rape” someone as the victim would understand it but, it might not be “rape” within the “perpetrator’s” mind, or within in his or her culture, or within the time he or she lived in. In other words it might be justifiable to “them” but this still would not “justify” it in our culture and in our time. In other words, if the person truly thought they had consent when they did not, or they truly could somehow not understand the concept of rape, or they simply were a being without any ethics. It would not truly justify it to us, but, it might within the hypothetical mind of this ‘being’ within or their culture or on their planet. I do know that in real life, even things such as rape and murder, sometimes take on shades of gray, which is a bitter pill to swallow, but, sometimes true. I wish we lived in a world where the bad guys always wore black and the good guys always wore white, but they don’t. I know that in the case of my abuser I’ve grown over the years to regard that perhaps she was not in full control of her own actions for what she did to me. But knowing that I am in control of my own actions, I’ve vowed to always be as fair and ethical to people as I can because of what happened to me.
  • Never, never. even half way through consentual sex its not justified.
  • only when ur role playing
  • NEVER! It just isn't!!
  • Pure and simple, rape can never be justified. I will concede a situation can be willingly carried to a point where the person may not be able to stop. But, I'll say that even a couple seconds before ejaculation if a woman says stop, the guy should make every effort to stop.
  • This may sound wierd, but my girlfriend has a rape fantasy and we acted it out...I felt so wierd...I didn't like it. but she did, I dunno why, but just a thought. If it's a fake rape, and she agrees, then sure. Go for it. But be prepaired, if she's a good actor, it'll make you feel wrong, even if she thanks you for it after.
  • No.Forcing yourself on another is wrong.
  • Only if she's hot and I'm the victim.
  • No! Not unless it's a fake one like the other guy said!
  • No rape is never justified.. NO MEANS NO! No mater of age or gender. IF YOU ARE THAT DESPERATE FIND A HAND OR A DOOR KNOB HOLE.
  • I guess I'll be the only brave one here and say it depends on what ethical principles you are following. However, I can think of a common ethical principle that gets used in society, as in, "No harm, no foul", and follow that particular ethical principal to its logical conclusion, to a scenario where it can be justified, based off of WHY it is wrong. If there are other reasons rape is wrong than the ones I know about, certainly I would have to alter this scenario. Rape is wrong (or harmful) because it is: a) psychologically traumatic b) physically traumatic c) One I added that isn't in the typical argument: it delays the user from doing things they would rather be doing. If there are other reasons, I don't know what they are. Scenario: A female is passed out drunk asleep at a party. A male uses a condom, has sex with her without asking while she sleeps the whole time. He walks out of the room, takes his condom with him, she doesn't know the rape occured. Let's also assume the guy never tells, and her reputation has also not been hurt. 1)Is she psychologically harmed? No, she wakes up none the wiser except a little discomfort perhaps. You can't be harmed by something you don't remember. 2) Has she been physically harmed? We will assume for our purposes that she has not been. 3) Has she been delayed from doing other things she could have been doing? No, she would've been lying there anyway. Following that ethical principle, one could justify rape in this occasion. My point isn't, per se, that this rape was justified, but rather my main point is it depends on what ethical principles one would use to determine whether rape is wrong. If one were to use the principle of "divine revelation" perhaps, as a way to decide, then perhaps you could argue that rape would never be justified. Certainly every ethical viewpoint has its loopholes.... Do I think rape is wrong? Yes. Are the principles above an accurate statement of my views? No, it was just a hypothetical illustration....
  • Anything, however horrific, is justified if it can be established as a permanent order - that is, if the victims can't reasonably expect to change it. For example, most of us are easily able to justify eating meat, though cows and pigs suffer in their confinement and slaughter. Animals don't get a vote because they lack power. Similarly, suppose you have a strongly class-dependent society, where the peasants or slaves count for nothing and can be killed by the nobles with no consequences except perhaps paying a small cash compensation to the lord or owner. Such a society would have no difficulty justifying rape, so long as the victim is of a lower class than the offender.
  • My papa always told me, "A pot of gold awaits at the end of every rainbow."
  • *^%^&$^$& how the hell can you guys justify rape. even if she is passed out, it is still not consensual. if i break into your home while youre passed out and take your plasma is this ok with you? Thats just sick!
  • wow... I can justify killing someone, but rape? NEVER now something which is not rape may be called rape... (IE letourneau, and my little sister when she was a teen and her adult boyfriends) but to deny someone the choice not to have sex with you is never acceptable. in my book, 1 conviction of violent rape or 2 of nonviolent rape my a man would require IN ADDITION TO all other punishments/sentances the sergical removal of Jr and the twins. hard to find an equivilant when females rape. . as for the rape fantasies not really being rape fantasies. yes they can be, I've fantasized about being raped by hotties to include the whole cheer squad. I would never consent to sex with them and would fight to escape because of my moral code, but that does not mean my instinct would not appreciate it. you can't rape the willing, but not all who want it are willing to have it.
  • No. no. NO. NO WAY IN HELL. Invasion of a woman's body is one of the most heinous crimes in all the list of horrors. Any man who even contemplates rape in any way, to any degree, deserves long, slow castration. Any man who violates a woman, takes her against her will, deserves instant death.
  • What colour are oranges? What kind of question is that?
  • Yes absolutly. you can do that whenever you feel horny! Are you seriously asking that question? Of course not!! Or can you think of any situation you would be ok with the fact beeing raped? guess no.
  • Yes, and ofcourse it is. And I am being honest. I believe that if a person is raped, they have the right to rape the other person back. For example, if a big amazon woman with muscles rape me, I have the right to rape her back with the help of my other male friends or buddies.
  • hell no let someone rape your daughter or your sister or better yet you especially a big man you cant beat
  • Never there is simply no justification. I feel horrendous for anyone who has gone through it and criminals need to be punished accordingly. Too many of them get out and do it again it is awful.
  • Never.
  • Depends.
  • No.People should not force themselves on others.
  • Never. I don't need to explain my position. It is immoral to rape someone and illegal in this country.
  • absolutely no! no explanation needed.
  • Wha-at? C'mon.
  • ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS NO.
  • What is your definition of rape?
  • why even ask that? NO!!!!!!!! rape is not about sex. its about control and violence. when are those two things ever good in a sexual act that is one sided? never.
  • While various things in life are able to be argued to be right or wrong, there are those that have no room for argument. One of which that very strongly comes to mind is rape. Rape is a crime in which there is no room for justification. It is a crime where the victim is always left dead even if it may not be in physical sense. There is no doubt that the intent of this violent act is to release one’s anger and gain sexual gratification through dominance, control, and fear. However, while the act is appalling, it is the damaging and lasting impact that it has on its victims that makes this such a vile crime. This is a crime that will always have a life altering outcome even when legal justification is met. With the lasting guilt the victim may carry, the lack of support, and the psychological effects that can take place, there is no way in which the victim can escape its devastating effects. What is rape exactly? “Rape” can be defined differently in differing jurisdictions. Broadly, it is most often defined simply as non- consensual vaginal penetration with the penis. Any other type of penetration would fall under “sodomy.” There are those who feel that the definition is unfair. Peter Zohrab says, “Even during consensual sex, men usually act aggressively and forcefully; therefore, aggression and force do not always constitute as rape.” The problem is a man should know when it crosses the line and know when to stop. As for force it is always a part of rape and nothing more. If something is forced, it is unwanted. While being aggressive often occurs during consensual sex, force does not. If something has to be forced then there is no positive to it and if it involves sex then it is rape. Zohrab goes on to say, “and women have been known to say “no” in certain situations in which they actually mean “yes;” therefore, saying “no” does not always constitute as rape.” “No” never should be ignored. It does not matter if by some chance the woman means “yes”, at the point of saying “no” the sexual act should stop. This is something that should never be taken in any other way. Why would a man even want to take the risk of continuing? A man also should be able to tell the difference of a “no” said in protest as something that is unwanted and that being said in want and desire. In the end it does not matter what the woman meant because at the point of saying “no” it should not have continued unless otherwise stated. It is because of these things that the victims are often questioned to whether or not they are a victim at all. This is when people question if these “victims” are victims at all, or are the men being held accountable. There is also the matter of how a victim should react after and even during the initial rape. Bonita Repp points out, “submission to save your life or avoid bodily harm is not the same as cooperation.” Many believe that physical harm is a major part of rape; however, after being a victim myself I know this is not true. I gave into the man knowing that while rape was something unimaginable, I knew there was a possibility of something much worse occurring. Sometimes not fighting is the safest thing to do. Many out there would see this as a form of saying yes, but it is far from it. The feeling of being unable to stop what is taking place, the feeling of worthlessness, and total weakness is something that haunts the victims. It is the reason one feels at fault always asking if only. People also base their opinion on if the victim seems to be upset after the rape, and to what extent. Except, all victims handle their rape in different manners. People have their own defense mechanisms and should not be judged on if what they say is or is not true by the way they handle certain situations. This also is a part of people criticizing those who wait to report. People fail to realize how emotional this is on the victim and the fear that comes with it. Talking about it is far from easy, and willing to go through the lengthy legal process even harder. Many worries come with the rape on whether to tell someone, to report, to hide it, and how they handle everyday life. “Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused” (Freda Adler). It is unfortunate that this is true. A victim of rape is always under question and speculation and at time not only by law, but family and friends as well. People wonder why these victims do not report, or if they do and pull out, why they decided not to go through with it. Who would want to go through with a process so painful alone with those around you questioning whether or not it ever took place? Without support one would be unable to cope with the hard and trying times. These victims who lack support die inside because if those they love cannot believe them and support them, then they have nothing. They are left alone questioning themselves, filled with guilt, and blaming themselves for the things that have happened. Rape is a crime that continues to take from its victims and seems to never want to give up and relieve them of its deadly grasp. I am one who has experienced this. The summer of 2007 I was a victim of rape. The guy who committed the act was family, someone I trusted very much. I decided to not tell and keep it in because I did not want to hurt my family, but it ended up killing me inside. After about 9 months later I told my boyfriend, who was very supportive, and he urged me to report it and tell my family. I did report it, and eventually told my mother and other family. The night I told my mother she got mad at me asking how I could do this to the family members. She did not support me wanting to report it saying it would hurt the family. I felt mad, upset and disgusted. I did not understand how my own mother could side with the man who raped me. I lost so much faith and happiness. I would cry all the time confused at what to do and what I was willing to give up to seek out justice. After a few months I realized that I did not need those who would not support me. It was unfortunate, but I lost trust in almost everyone and even came to hate my mother. In fear of the same thing happening with my father I decided I would only tell him if I truly had to. With virtually no one to confide in I kept it to myself and it became more than I could handle. I began to wonder if what my family was saying was true and began to doubt my choice on reporting the rape. I found myself asking if I was a slut, if I had asked for it, and if maybe if me hurting the family was worse than what he had done. I was so lost and confused I isolated myself from everyone. I decided that I just had to do it and ignore those around me. It was the hardest thing I had to do and I know nothing will be the same. While now, justice has been met, there are things I will never be able to get back. The family I lost is gone forever and my mother and I will never be the same. I cannot find it in my heart to ever forgive them. Even though he will be prosecuted I still see me as coming out on the bottom and him on top. While he may have to spend at most a year in prison, I have already spent over a year alone filled with pain and confusion. I have lost virtually all my family, but yet he still has them and they still love him. I will never understand this. I said I could do it alone and I did, but I paid a price I do not believe anyone should have to pay. Support is something that is essential to these victims. Even if someone is unsure how they feel they should never bring the victim down more than they already are. Lack of support is more than just not believing, but totally crushing any relationship there was. Victims need their loved ones there for them or they have truly lost everything. What is there in life to live for if they have no one, if because of this rape their whole life was destroyed and taken from them within a matter of minutes? After all the things these victims go through they can also suffer from many mental and emotional problems. In some cases the victim may develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They may experience nightmares, sudden change of emotion, and outburst of anger, anxiety or depression. Some resort to violence when an altercation takes place. Others develop hatred toward men. Because of this their future relationships might be affected. If these women were to find a significant other, sex might be an issue. Also, if they were to become pregnant and have a boy, resentment toward the infant wouldn’t be uncommon. Trust issues are also something many victims have. These are few of the many problems victims face. They can never escape. Since my rape, I have become more fearful of men, but more so of those in the military. The man who raped me was a marine. I have grown to hate the military, and cannot stand to be near them. I have trouble seeing thing in a positive way and I focus on the negative. I worry all the time about people around me not believing me, so I am always asking and checking to see if they do. I question the intentions of the men around me and even my boyfriend of two years. I do feel lucky that I have not suffered more, but know that I will most likely always have some of these fears and worries. I can only hope with time I will be able to move on and make the best of my life. I have learned though that people can never truly fully rely on anyone but themselves. Many victims also have made this horrible experience one to learn from. While they will never forget that happened and will always hurt, they have grown, learned, and shared their experiences. Yes, many things can be either right or wrong, but rape is clearly not one of them. No person can justify the act of rape. This crime is one that no one ever truly recovers from. The victims of rape will carry this with them throughout their life.
  • no...period
  • Never justified No is No...

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