Domestic violence and sexual assault in the Latino community is a major issue however, depictions of these issues are sometimes incomplete. The news article “Decimos No Más Encourages Healthy Communication About Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence” by Nicole Akoukou Thompson, depicts some of the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault within Latino community, specifically in the U.S. Still, these depictions are incomplete since they do not go in depth as to the main reasons behind why sexual violence and assault occurs and often accepted in the Latino community. It also does not include the different perspective in the article to understand different point of views on this issue. For a more complex picture of domestic violence/interpersonal …show more content…
Their intentions are to discuss healthy sexual behaviors, consent and domestic violence with the young generation so that they are able to act responsibly. They help assists and encourage Latino parents to speak to their children about domestic violence and sexual assult by preparing bilingual resources, helpful conversation starters, and tools and tips.
The article touches base on many interesting points about domestic violence and sexual assault within the Latino community in the U.S. According to the article, 1 in 3 U.S. Latino women experienced domestic violence throughout their life. They also speak about how many Latinos know someone who is a victim of sexual assault which was about twenty-eight percent and more than half knew about a domestic violence victim. The author also discussed some of the contributing factors that lead to domestic violence and sexual assault, some of which are drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and lack of respect for the opposite …show more content…
Asencio provides important details and facts about domestic violence and sexual assault within the Latino community in the U.S. However, the anthropological article goes into depth in understanding the reasons and central ideas that allow domestic violence and sexual assault to continue as opposed to the newspaper article that skims over the subject. Through both the articles we are able to obtain insight on domestic violence and sexual assault within the Latino community in the U.S. But the anthropological article was able to provide much more information on this issue. While the news article focused on a campaign to prevent domestic violence/ sexual assault within the Latino community, the anthropological article went more in depth on this matter providing personal interviews/insights, important terms, indetifying the gender-based social structures within this community, and critiques on how programs can work better by understanding the Latino
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Summary Victor Rios’ book Human Targets: Schools, Police, and the Criminalization of Latino Youth (2017) is one in which popular issues among institutions and authorities are illustrated to express the marginalization and unsupportiveness Latino youth in the U.S. is subject to. Rios presents these institutional dilemmas in his book through the experiences and research conducted over the course of five years (from 2007 to 2012). Human Targets provides its readers with both the analytical perspective of events and personal comments from individuals. The study conducted by Victor Rios focuses on a California city and the young Latinos’ interactions with police officers, as well as within schools and detention facilities.
Sexual violence is a sensitive topic for any and every woman. Whether it is sexual harassment, rape, or domestic violence, no woman wants to be taken advantage of by any man or even a woman. In the article, “Not an Indian Tradition. The Sexual Colonization of Native Peoples,” author Andrea Smith contrasts sexual violence and history from white woman to Native American women. Sexual violence differs for woman of color than white women alone.
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From the start, it is clear that T.C. Boyle’s Tortilla Curtain aims to shed a light on the topic of Mexican immigrants in the United States. However, by having both a Mexican and an American woman share similar violent experiences with men, Boyle also places an emphasis on the less pronounced theme of sexual violence and discrimination against women, even in polar opposite realities. Early on, an invisible bond begins to form between the two main female characters, America, a recent Mexican immigrant and mother to be, and Kyra a successful white businessman. And while they never actually meet one another, as they endure and recover from their own personal problematic experiences with certain men, they are affected immensely by these events. America tries her best balance her new life of being an illegal, living in the ravine of Topanga Canyon with Candido, finding work and preparing for her baby to come.
Universally, domestic violence is referred to abusive behavior that is used by the intimate partner to control or power over the other intimate power. This can be in the forms of psychological, sexual, economic or emotional threats or actions that will influence your partner (Kindschi,2013).Domestic violence studies provides that psychopathology, which happens when in violent environment in child development can make the argument of domestic violence progress of being a generational legacy (Kindschi,2013).I chose to write about the Feminist Theory to explain why people commit domestic violence. It believes that the root causes of domestic violence is the outcome of living in a society that condones aggressive behavior by men, while women