This chapter discusses what should be considered as sexual violence and explains the history of aggression and violence against women. It explains the theories involved in explaining sexual violence. The chapter examines abusive actions that are perpetrated by those persons as well as strangers or persons with whom victims have professional rather than personal relationships. Sexual violence can take the form of a single act or a long and protracted series of incidents. Intimate sexual violence includes marital and acquaintance rape. Sexual harassment is the overall umbrella under which specific forms of sexual violence take place. Although it is true that men have been targets of sexual harassment, most victims are women. Sexual Politics examines the concept of patriarchy, which K. Millett claims is a social and political system used by men to control women. The police investigated the incident and interviewed one of the attackers, who claimed the sexual acts were consensual.