“That rate increased over the decade, but the fact remains that less than half of these offenses are reported to police.” (Has Rape Reporting Increased Over Time?) Superficially, American society continuously covers up issues for years. Society is shaming women for speaking out on the issue; they call women “sluts” for someone else raping them and say they “were asking for it.” This influences women to cover up their wounds with a bandage and just further infects the
“Most live under constant mental and physical threat. Many suffer severe emotional trauma, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and dissociation(“Sex Trafficking Fact).” This is a huge problem because it causes serious health issues like STD’s and PTSD. Most victims live under huge stressors like when their next meal will be or when are they gonna get out of this constant struggle. This is one of the biggest issues that these poor women and children go
Domestic Violence in the Native American Culture When mentioning the term domestic violence, physical violence usually comes to mind for many people, including things such as a broken nose or a black eye. While these things are frightening and true forms of abuse, there is far more to domestic violence than what meets the eye. Domestic violence can present its self in several other forms including emotional, verbal, and even sexual abuse. 1Domestic violence can be a critical issue that has a negative impact on four out of five Native American women and men in the United States in their lifetime according to indianlaw.org ( Walker 1). Being a Native American woman who has observed domestic violence as a child and became a victim as a wife, later on, I feel that it has unfortunately given me a deeper perspective of what domestic violence victims endure.
These assaults often start small, a shove or grabbing your wrist, but over time it will become worst. Most likely with other abusive behaviors, like emotional and verbal abuse Psychological, emotional, and mental abuse which are linked together, the abuser uses emotional abuse to wither away their partners self-esteem and reduce their confidence to increase their reliant on the abuser. Tactics such as criticism, intimidation, isolating them from their family and friends to gain control over them(Lwa,2018). The last country, I chose is Saudi Arabia. Women were the victims in 45 % of domestic violence cases filed in the last year with the Ministry of Justice.
It was reported in 2010 that 60,000 people were arrested for prostitution (Haltiwanger). Although the police and FBI can seize prostitution websites, they cannot stop prostitution all together. It was obvious from the amount of people arrested that year that prostitution would continue despite the police trying to stop it. The crime rate would increase from the amount of people who participate in prostitution, and it only continues as more people engage in it. Many women believe that prostitution is a way to express their sexuality, so if they choose this career path, then the law should condone it.
It causes mental health to erode such as depression and anxiety. Living as subject of discrimination prevents people from having equal opportunities to better their lives and is the primary reason for higher levels of unemployment and underemployment. Worst case, it causes death and suicidal among the victims due to stress and pressure. Racism happens daily and affects so many people. How can one live with oneself for causing someone so much trouble?
Stigma of Mental Illness The stigma of mental illness has a staggering presence in American society. Stigma is “... a socio-cultural process by which members of marginalized groups are labeled by other people as abnormal, shameful, or otherwise undesirable” (Michaels, Lopez, & Corrigan, 2012). A 2013 nationwide survey revealed that 46% of Americans believed that the seriously mentally ill were more likely to be dangerous than members of the the general public (McGinty, Webster, & Barry, 2014). These negative attitudes are also held by mental health professionals, which most likely results from them “...working with patients when they are in the most disturbed phase of their illness, despite this not being a typical characteristic of everyday mental illness” (Cleary, Deacon, Jackson, Andrew, & Chan, 2012). Society tends to view individual violent acts as a comprehensive representation of the
Stress and subsequent aggression may also be induced due to perceptions of injustice in the workplace. As stated earlier, Robert Agnew’s General Strain Theory argues that strain is a cause of criminal behavior. He expands upon Robert Merton’s Anomie Theory to include several causes of strain. His categories of strain that produce deviance are, the failure to achieve positively valued goals, the loss of positive encouragement, and the introduction of negative stimuli. Simply put, when people are treated poorly, they may become upset and resort to criminal behavior.
They also begin to feel that as minorities they are in this inequality together, in return they can start to discriminate, stereotype, and prejudice the majority group in America. This can cause war and conflict in our society today. The final trait is minorities tend to be endogamous, meaning member tend to marry other members of the group. This can be imposed by the majority as in the case of laws against miscegenation. This is also problematic to our society because people of the majority can begin to look at the minority groups as even more inferior.
Domestic violence has been on the rise since the 1950’s and World War II ended, and will continue to rise unless someone decides to stand up against abuse and violence. Many abused people choose to not report their mistreatment out of dread or terror,