Most recent research suggest that people (men) who rape or commit sexual assault to women are due to
- Heavy drinking: In most men, heavy drinking perceives pressure to have sex. Per eventually, if the man is not in control of himself during the time he is having this urge. There is 20% tendency that he may rape any young girl or woman around his hood.
- Demographic categories: Race, class or marital status can also be suggested to be another reason why people rape.
For instance, In 1855, a 19-year-old enslaved black woman named Celia killed the white man who owned her and was trying to rape her. Missouri law allowed a woman to use force when in “imminent danger of forced sexual intercourse,” but the judge ruled an enslaved woman had no right to refuse her “master.” Celia was convicted of murder, sentenced to death, and hanged on December 21, 1855.