Documentary Analysis: The Hunting Ground

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High school graduation, one of the many milestones in an individual’s life. Teenagers are given a diploma, maybe a few cords, and if they worked extra hard, they may even receive a medal; these are all tickets to their next destination, a whole new world. They journey into the adult world, into the college world all on their own. They don’t know what lies ahead of them, they don’t know that the most unimaginable can happen, and they don’t know that college is a hunting ground. In the documentary The Hunting Ground, sexual assault and rape are bought to light with heart-wrenching statistics and inspiring stories to change society’s rape culture. This documentary is so important to reveal that college students need to be careful, that it’s up …show more content…

This documentary brought light to this, it brought monumental light to way colleges deal with sexual assault and rape. There were so many incredibly disturbing statistics, it was beyond shocking that many Ivy League schools had hundreds of sexual assault and rape reports, but next to none of the reports resulted in punishment of the perpetrator. And almost all resulted in harassment and bullying of the victim. This is the way college administration and students think. They don’t support and speak up for these victims. Florida State University was attended by dearest Jameis Winston. Everyone wants to have a story like James Winston, a story where nothing can stop one’s success. Absolutely nothing, not even committing rape. In December 2012, there was a college student named Erica Kinsman who claimed that Winston had raper her. She reported that rape, but campus culture works in funny ways and Kinsman was threatened and harassed and completely shut down for attempting to “take down the all-star athlete.” Winston was never taken down, he was accepted into NFL League, and Kinsman? She dropped out of Florida State. This is one of the most disturbing examples in the documentary and was absurdly handled by FSU’s administration. These stories were absolutely

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