Many sociologists believe that it is our up-bringing and education, which assign different social roles and different worth to men and women on the basis of biological differences to produce sex-stereotypes. Sociologists feel the need to change that social construct and culture to make women a whole lot safer.
In a recent article titled 'Tackling the Roots of Rape' in New York Times, Frank Bruni quoting Chris Kilmartin goes to extent saying that its manners and a set of mores, magnified in the worlds of the military and sports, which assign different roles and different worth to men and women. "Fix that culture and we can keep women a whole lot safer," suggests Kilmartin. In other words, the inappropriate social construct of gender roles is further distorted by media and market forces to project women as objects of desire and gratification.
There is a need to come up with case studies of rapists to conclusively find the root cause of rape mentality to inform education and upbringing practices that rape is not a one-time mistake.
Generally, rape mentality is present in the mind of the culprit right from his formative years as a psycho-social construct of gender roles. Therefore, besides stricter laws and effective administration, there is a need to make institutionalized education, family-life education; sensitivity trainings of political class, law enforcing agencies and civil administrators.