In five pages the statement 'Rape is simply sex by other means for reproductively unsuccessful males' is considered in terms of developing an accurate response through the employment of an 'analytical reflective method.'
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make a studied and deliberate response, rather than a reactive one. BBanlrfl.doc ANALYTICAL REFLECTION Written by B. Bryan Babcock
for the Paperstore, Inc., February 2001 Introduction Our challenge in this discussion is to examine an emotionally charged phase, " rape is simply sex by other means for
reproductively unsuccessful males," and determine a method to respond to the statement. An initial response to such a phrase is an emotional one. Through using an "analytical reflective
method," one can learn to make a studied and deliberate response, rather than a reactive one. Background on text The text, which we will use in this discussion, is
from The Gendered Society, by Michael S. Kimmel (2000). The author, a sociologist at State University of New York, Stony Brook, challenges our thoughts about gender. To do
this he makes three claims: 1) Men and women have more in common with each other than we normally think that they do. 2) He disputes that gender differences
cause inequality between the sexes, and contends that gender inequality is really the cause of the differences between men and women. 3) Gender is not only linked to the individual
but also enmeshed in our society. Assigned Text The textual fragment that was given was, " that rape is simply sex by other means for reproductively unsuccessful males."
Response and Reflection When using the term of our discussion "analytical reflection," it is helpful to remember that there may be a "response" element before one begins reflection.
Our natural human tendency is to make an immediate response, often sticking our "analytical foot" in our mouth. The suggestion in reflection is to think through an issue in