However, it also classifies the types of violence according to the perpetrator. One important point to note is that more of the types of violence inflicted on women are perpetrated by someone the woman knows, a family member or intimate partner, rather than a stranger. Sometimes if a woman takes a stand and tries to complain about their rape then the police also embarrass her by asking vulgar questions instead of giving justice to
1.What is Rape Culture? Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is normalized and victims are blamed for their own assaults, it is also the use of misogynistic language, objectifying women’s bodies,g and the glorification of sexual violence, creating a society that has little respect for women. In many cases it’s situations in which sexual assault, rape, and general violence are ignored, trivialized, glamorized, or many times joked about. Rape culture is present in terms like,“why couldn't you keep your legs closed” or “boys will be boys”. Rape culture is the suggestion that only nice girls can be raped because girls who dress a certain way at act à certain way were “asking for it” or leading the perpetrator on.
Society deforms them after their tragic attack. This only makes the young girl fall into an even bigger pit of self-loathing. Rape is the worst assault young girls can face because it is a life time torment of long-lasting mental and physical problems. I am choosing this top icto bring out how rape
Gender violence is defined as harmful acts against a person’s will based on socially ascribed gender differences. The highest victims of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) are mainly women and young girls. There are different forms of SGBV: Child Abuse, Rape, Sexual Harassment, Cultural practices e.g. Wife inheritance, Child Marriage, Human Trafficking of women and children, forced prostitution, Female Genital Mutilation and Patriarchy. All these forms of SGBV violate the Bill of Rights.
Rape: “The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.” (Rape, n.d.). No expression evokes a more vivid and poignant response, the physical affliction of such an occurrence falters in comparison to the psychological toil an individual must endure, throughout the chronicles of combat and warfare, these actions have inspired intimidation and terror in the hearts of the opposition. Philosopher, Claudia Card in her essay Rape as a Weapon of War states the following “The subordinate condition of women is maintained and enforced by the hidden violence of men. There is war between the sexes. Rape victims, battered women, and sexually abused children are its casualties.
If ancient thinker were so forward in their thinking why then are we so backward? Why are we still ill-treating women and subjugating them to violence and supressing them? The United Nations went on to define violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Violence against women is also known as ‘gender based’ violence because the acts of violence are committed against women. They are often considered as hate crimes since it targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
Sexual assault and rape are serious social and widespread health issues. Women are overwhelmingly the victims of these actions, while men are nearly always the perpetrators. This can be proven when analyzing how women clearly do not experience equality in regards to gender hierarchy, the prevalent abuse of power by men in the workplace, and the underreporting of sexual violence and how it is rarely seriously prosecuted. In regard to gender hierarchy, women clearly do not experience equality. A case involving a Stanford swimmer, Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman and only served three months in prison, shows the lack of justice for women.
Rape is a form of victimization that is highly underreported in society; just imagine how many rapes go unreported within the correctional institutes. Sexual assault and rape within the correctional facilities is a very complex and serious problem. Rape can cause depression, anxiety, self-shaming, and many other emotional issues as well as contribute to alcohol and drug abuse. Rape is a demoralizing crime that can leave the victim with lasting psychological effects. While rape can simply be defined as sex without consent, the impact rape has on the prison society is complex.
Sexual violence includes violent behavior like forced sexual contact, rape, forcing a victim to have sex with others which may cause injury to the person’s sex organ. Psychological violence which is sometimes related to emotional violence but in this particular case the objective is to cause fear and disorientation in other to gain control. It is associated with three subclasses – intimidation, harassment and threats. Methuselah further explains that elsewhere; it is argued that violence against women occurs in three levels: the home, the community and the state. In the home, a woman may surfer violence through battering, by her spouse; in the community she is exposed to violence through rape, sexual assault and the commercialization of the female body, while the state subjects her to violence through discriminating policies which affects her.
In this song, Robin was accused of narrating a rape scene. This song has been criticized, as many people claim that it is spreading the issue of sexual harassment and this is an offense. In this case, this song is chosen in this article by the author since it is one of the perfect examples of songs whose public perceptions and reactions shows how the perception of gender difference was created in our society. Based on the lines of this songs, the author will use three class terms that are gender, social construct, and social difference,