This is typically untrue of the western world, and is the reason that many deny its existence. However, the actual definition concerns the collective issues, cultural ingraining, and disparagement of rape and sexual assault. Many people may dismiss the term “rape culture,” saying that it is solely a term that has been invented by extremists and misandrists in order to make men look bad, or to make it seem like rape and sexual assault happen more often than they do. Unfortunately, it is a fairly common occurrence: “One in five women has been the victim of rape or an attempted rape in their lifetime. Nearly half of women have experienced sexual violence other than rape in their lifetime” (National Statistics, 1).
The outcome following a sexual assault is sometimes referred to as being worse than the actual assault itself (The Hunting Grounds, 2015). Following the assault, the college campus, police, criminal justice system, media, and various other forms of institutions are known to re-victimize these individuals whom have already been previously assaulted. These numerous institutions are suppose to help, and report fairly and justly. Unfortunately that’s not the case in Liz Seccuro’s book, Crash Into Me, or in the film The Hunting Ground. 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.
One of the questions that stood out to me in Pinker’s essay was “Do men have an innate tendency to rape?” This question caught my eye considering I do know women who have been raped by a man. Is the leading cause in this atrocity caused by a gene, lack of love as a child, or something way deeper? Pinker describes a “dangerous idea” as “not harmful technologies but as statements of fact or policy that are defended with evidence and argument by serious scientist and thinkers but which are felt to challenge the collective decency of an age (Pinker 531).” A dangerous idea
Media containing sexual content is harming teens all around the country and making the overall status of the United States of America worse. Sexual media overall could be considered an epidemic along with the epidemics of teen pregnancy, drug use, and unprotected sex. Going further in time, it should be strongly considered whether or not sexual content in media is good for adolescents, and said media should be properly
Lady Gaga's Til it Happens to You, a song about the battle and survival of sexual assault, can be considered relatable to relationships. The music video portrays scenes in which young college students become the victims of sexual assault. We can see the victims being unable to connect with their peers leaving them feelings isolated and alone, unable to connect with anyone in the outside world. The effects of rape can be long lasting and victims may suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, "an anxiety disorder resulting from a traumatic event that can have a debilitating effect on a person's quality of life" (Welch 365). This kind of trauma could produce strain on future relationships between significant others, friends, family and peers.
In “the kite runner” , the most vital encounter is of sexual assault occur whens assef rapes Hassan and later sohrab. this causes the emergent of Amir’s guilt in which it act as a motive in his quest for redemption.as it appears , sexual assault is not solely and act of physical violence , it is a complete act of coercion on the victims sentiment and pride. having to encounter such and infliction causes complete mental and physical sovereignty of the debilitated weak victim leaving to be empowered by those who have gained supremacy over them. The victim of such course of action will always be scared , suffering from the long lasting emotional trauma. “ for a week , I barely saw Hassan, I woke up to find toasted bread, brewed tea, and boiled egg already on the kitchen table …he used to wait for me ..that way we could talk “(hussaini p.70)subsequent to the incident , it is clerly prevailed throughout the novel that Hassan was bing distant , trying not to encounter or interact with Amir as he was ashamed f what has happened to him .
Texting amongst students has changed to create sexting that changes the way you socialize. Thomas Croft an author of, Sexting and young people explains a basic definition of sexting, ”The digital recording of naked or semi-naked images and distribution of those images by mobile phone or through the internet on social media (Crofts Thomas).” As a result of the naked images, sexting is ruining many students socially today; students that feel lonely and unwanted our usually the highest victims. Sexting can make that very quiet person social and popular on social media. Amanda Lenhart a Senior Research Specialist wrote a research article about real life situations people who went through with sexting, “When I was about 14-15 years old, I received/sent
It’s mostly known and thought out to think that date rape is usually forced and not consensual, but is it really? Date rape is thought to be with a stranger or someone the victim just met but also usually is someone that the victim knows or just met. Date rape is forced and or without warning to the victim.The victim is often drugged and there state of mind is altered to not know what is occurring around them. Statistics show that date rape is the most common form of rape which is about 78 percent of all rapes. Rape is very common, 1 out of 4 girls fall victim to an attempt before they are 25 years old.
One of the criminal thinking errors displayed by Humbert Humbert throughout Lolita is victim blaming or a victim mentality. When sharing to his readers the event of intercourse with Lolita, Humbert Humbert went into this topic with a set plan. He could not tell an audience with standard morals that he coerced a young girl into sexual activities with him, and then expect them to still think of him in any light that is even near decent. He tries to describe the events as ones that he was swindled into by a provocative girl. Humbert claims, “I had thought that months, perhaps years would elapse before I dared to reveal myself to Dolores… it was she who seduced me” (Nabokov 132).
These activities usually involves a child that is younger than 13 years old, it can be classified as child molestation. It was first recognized and named in the 19th century and has been taking place since the 1980’s. (Placeholder7) This disorder is commonly found among men but has been noticed among women too. Pedophilia has been described as a disorder of sexual preference similar to a heterosexual or homosexual sexual orientation, however, pedophilia is still considered a mental disorder because it causes harm.
The rape myths that R. v. Ewanchuk includes within its case is heavily linked to the social construction of males and females involved in sexual assault cases. The outcome of this case largely impacted the feminist movement in a strong way. This case changed the future of sexual assault cases within many ways. To begin with, consent must be determined from the complainants/victims mind opposed to his or her actions. Secondly, there are many forms of physical actions along with verbal ways of issuing to refuse consent.