Analysis Of Stop Justifying Men Who Rape By Roxanne Jones

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Growing up in today’s world presents a numerous amount of different challenges, hardships, and an abundance of controversy among other daily tribulations. Not only do people encounter certain hardships some may face life scarring events. For some being a victim of rape is categorized into one of these situations and it may become a recurring burden for the individual. He or she may have not received justice for the action that took place or they may have been humiliated. A curious individual or one who has been affected by this first hand may ask how do we as a world overcome such an act. The article “Stop Justifying Men Who Rape” by Roxanne Jones touches on this subject. Jones’s paper also discusses three different accounts of rape. Nate …show more content…

For three whole years, an Oklahoma cop hid the fact that he raped thirteen different women ranging from the ages of seventeen and fifty seven. Daniel Holtzclaw was sentenced to two hundred and sixty three years in prison for his actions when one brave victim spoke up on the act (Jones). Although he has clearly been convicted of the crimes he committed Holtzclaw still proceeds to profess his innocence. The last account of rape Jones speaks of was done by a former Penn State athlete and current producer, Nate Parker. Parker was accused of raping an unconscious woman in two thousand and one. Although the story continues to arise, the case was laid to rest, and sadly so was she. Unlike the victims of Turner and Holtzclaw who were maybe somehow cope with the events, the idea to Parker’s victim was clearly unfathomable. Much like the ghosts that haunted this individual to her grave, the phantom of understanding the desire to do such a thing like rape continues to haunt most of the …show more content…

The only way to achieve this Nirvana so to speak is to be at peace with every burden in our lives, for Roxanne Jones, that is a world where we need to stop Justifying men who rape. Even though Jones executed getting her point across to the reader well she lacked in some other areas such as repetition and presenting a solution for some points she has addressed. Numerous times throughout the article we see Jones referring to women by race and a one specific one. She does not address how it affects women in all cultures and races it is not singular, the fight against the justification of rape. This is a fight that is to be fought by all women around the world not limited to any particular or singular person or group, all women deserve justice. Likewise men are also victims of rape, not once does Jones adress this even as a possibility. This is typically thought to be a man's doing and never a women’s. It’s about decency and gender equality... for men who prey on and abuse and violate women (Jones). Not only does this address the lack of cultural presence in Jones’s article but the high level of assumption the author is presenting. Jone’s presents a plethora of different ideas on the subject of rape though in some cases she leaves the reader dumbfounded. For example what to do instead of informing others of the act by posting around slogans and

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