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Mulheres vítimas de estrupo: contexto e enfrentamento dessa realidade

Psicologia & Sociedade 01/2005; 17(3). DOI: 10.1590/S0102-71822005000300012

ABSTRACT RESUMO: Este artigo, parte da dissertação de mestrado da autora, analisa o contexto do estupro e seu enfrentamento pelas mulheres vitimadas e descreve o comportamento do estuprador com base na percepção da vítima. Cinco mulheres atendidas em um hospital de referência em HIV/AIDS responderam a entrevistas semi-estruturadas submetidas à técnica de análise de conteúdo. Os resultados evidenciaram a vulnerabilidade da mulher, não somente em lugares ermos e vias públicas, mas também no trabalho e residência. Diante da frieza e crueldade do estuprador, que manifesta oscilações comportamentais variáveis, desde ameaças de morte até choro após a violência, a mulher lança mão de estratégias de libertação e sobrevivência. A busca pelo atendimento configura-se em uma verdadeira via-crucis. Entretanto, a despeito dos traumas adquiridos, as mulheres mostraram profunda resiliência. PALAVRAS-CHAVE: estupro; violência; mulher. WOMEN RAPE VICTIMS: EXPERIENCES AND CONFRONTATION OF THIS REALITY ABSTRACT: This article, as part of the authors' dissertation for her Masters degree, analyzes the experience of rape and the way victims face the problem. It also describes the behavior of the rapist based on the victims' view. Five women, who were being attended in a HIV/AIDS reference hospital, answered semi-structured interviews that were submitted to the technique of content analysis. The results show the vulnerability of woman, not only in deserted places and public ways but also at work and at home. The victims use strategies of liberation and survival at the moment of rape, in face of the rapist who reveals himself as being cruel and cold, with emotional oscillations that may vary from death threats to crying after the rape. Reaching out for assistance constitutes a real via cruxes for the victims. However, despite the traumas, they have demonstrated a profound capacity of resilience.

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