This is because young men are not taught that they do not have a right to women’s bodies. Rape is not spoken about in most American schools because it is considered a “taboo” topic, that in itself is considered rape culture. In another report in 2009, studies show that only nine percent of women report their sexual assault cases to the authorities (Luna 1). Women get assaulted every day in the US, yet very few come forward to the authorities because they have seen the backlash that almost all other women face when they accuse
And when the defendant was convicted, the criminal was either released or given light sentences, just like Brock Turner who made headlines in the "Stanford Rape Case." I believe that men, as well as women, are raped and sexually abused and are scared to come forward. However, women hold the higher percentage of victims and rarely see justice. Another factor that is preposterous to me is that according to Cooper-White, in sexual violence cases, women and men are generally sentenced the same. I adamantly believe that men and women should not be sentenced the same based on the crime and all factors should be accounted for.
Roxane Gay once proclaimed, “Rape culture is a culture where we are inundated, in different ways, by the idea that male aggression and violence towards women is acceptable and often inevitable.” Imagine being attacked, stripped of your identity, and being forced into and blamed for actions you did not give consent to. This is considered normal for many women who experience the appalling act of sexual assault and its effects brought upon through the media’s depiction of rape culture. In The Scarlet Letter, a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the protagonist named Hester Prynne is objectified for her act of adultery and forced to wear a scarlet letter “A” on her bosom for all of eternity. The letter “A” serves as a symbol which outcasts Hester
The restorative approach prefers the use of the term ‘survivor’ rather than the term ‘victim’ which is ingrained in passivity, suffering and self-blame. The effects of sexual violence upon the survivors and the society are invasive and far reaching; so much so that all conventional attempts to address the issue and seek justice for victims have not only failed but have also left victims without a sense of justice and often magnified the adverse impacts of initial
“Some survivors may engage in substance abuse of drugs or alcohol to help him or her cope with the overwhelming feelings” (joyfullheartfoundation.org). When a person is raped according to the joyful heart foundation the victim may engage in drugs for a quick relief. In reality it is only causing them more pain and problems. Victims of white-collar crime are so lucky that they do not have all the emotional and physical aftermath effects of street crime victims. Rape victims may come to terms with what happened to them and go on with their life, as they should, but they will flinch at an unknown touch, they will feel frightened as they walk alone, and they will have an extremely tough time trusting anyone again.
When the most important source; family betrayed them and cannot be trusted anymore, the child often feels that it is not possible to trust anyone in this world. They will end up being cautious with everyone they know in order to protect themselves from being abused again. The abused victim not always comfortable with people being close to them because of the bad experience they had been through had taught them that the loved ones cannot be trusted. Some of the victims may have the doubt and insecurity which makes them being a suspicious person over everything that they witnessed. Having a trust
Every single victim experienced a form of revictimization whether that is through false reports in the media, or the college campuses’ failure to report or help sexual assault victims. Other victims could not get their case heard by the college they were attending, were completely ignored by these institutions, or did not have enough evidence to withstand trial in the criminal justice system (The Hunting Ground, 2015). In addition to that, other victims have experienced various other issues concerning the process after being assaulted. Sexual assault victims are continuously revictimized following their own personal attack. Therefore, the process or the system succeeding a sexual assault needs to be enhanced and improved for victims.
Over the past few decades, hundreds of people have been falsely imprisoned. Many of their cases were founded on the account of one or more eyewitnesses. The criminal justice system often relies on eyewitness accounts to piece together a crime and identify the perpetrator. But studies showing the faultiness of our memories, particularly in stressful events, suggest that witnesses may not be as reliable of a source as we think. An often-cited example of when the memory of an eyewitness has failed to serve justice is the case of Ronald Cotton.
The result of the rape leaves the victim fearful and hesitant to report it due to the confusion and shame they often experience after the rape. So whether in the end if it is consensual or forced is up to the evidence and the thought of what really went down. The truth can not be hidden as it can be found rather easy through simple eye witness testimonies or
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person 's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abusive of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault. What is a social issue? It is kind of an aspect of the society that people are anxious about and would like it to be replaced.