25 Oct 2015. In this article, the author explains the many ways men are discriminated against. Moreover, her describes how sexism against men is often dismissed by society and why. He explains, “Society 's scandalous tolerance of rape in prison seems like it is also related to a general indifference to, or even amusement at, sexual violence committed against men.” The author describes how harassment against men in prison is often looked over by society because it seems to be a regular occurrence. This is important because it shows how most people don’t even think about sexism in that way.
Feminist criminological thought is used to examine how the patriarchal society that we live in negatively affects men and women. Weiss (2010) found that men who are victims of sexual crimes often end up confused as to whether they were assaulted and if they should report it or not. Men are confused because of the gender roles in which the patriarchal society subjects them too. Masculinity tells men that they are more powerful and should always be ready for sexual relations with females. Javaid (2015) examined police responses to the male victims that do report the crimes that were committed.
On the contrary, numerous countries around the world have societal norms that support the perception that marriage gives men the right to have sex with their wives; and for this reason, non-sensual sex in marriage is not considered to be rape. Even so, this does not invalidate the fact that engaging in sexual intercourse without one’s consent is considered rape regardless of marital status. Many individuals are of the view that non-consensual sex within marriage is a
Typically people assume a victim to be someone that is shy and weak, often a child or a female. This is because individuals unconsciously apply attitudes and stereotypes reflecting the society or cultural norms. It is often thought that men cannot be the victim of rape or sexual assault and this is due to the gender construct of men and women over time. Men were always expected to be strong and hold the family together. There has always been gender inequality and as women have dealt with the oppression in attempts to rise above the male dominant roles, men have continued to suffer (Lippard, et al., 2009; Javaid,
I adamantly believe that men and women should not be sentenced the same based on the crime and all factors should be accounted for. If there are two cases, one where a man rapes a woman and another where a woman rapes a man, each should be prosecuted differently. Was the man who raped the woman stronger and able to force her? What was the extent of the abuse? Was there any hint of it being consensual?
Women of color felt that they had responsibility to keep family completely (Lacey, Saunders & Zhang 2011). In Western and other cultures, the perception of the legitimacy of men’s violence is built up from beliefs with a long history (Stration 2002). Men should be the dominant in both household and intimate relationship and have the right to execute their power by physical punishment. Also, men have uncontrollable sexual impulse while women are malicious and deceptive, and the marriage is the guarantee of sexual consent (Flood & Pease 2009). Western culture of men’s violence is similar to Chinese culture.
Few care to find out a victim's story because society believes she's been around or maybe she wasn't so innocent after all or it was her boyfriend/husband or look at what she was wearing or she's just another wild college student. Before we know it there's such a thing as rape culture. We as a member of society are a part of it as adults caught up in a cycle that only seems to get worse. Sexual assault starts with a few rumors or unwanted look then there's the sexual harassment or being groped next you're being followed into an alley where it all goes dark. The CNN video is a clear example of why sexual harassment on the street isn't taken seriously because the men who are objectifying women see it as a simple compliment portrayed by Steve
According to Figure 2 we notice that women offenders are typically victims of previous abuse, whether it is physical, sexual, or emotional. Women who were hospitalized with prior psychiatric issues were found to be likelier than men to commit sexual offenses. We notice that women were found to also be more likely to have prior suicide attempts. The only instance where men have a greater percentage is the substance use history. Male offenders were found to be more likely than women to rely on substances (West 733).
A deeply rooted prejudice against people who got involved in sexual crime cases, especially victims, has existed for a long time, which may traumatise victims traumatic and cause them to be reluctant to report the incident to the police (Ward, 1995). Sometimes the situation will be made worse by media
A lot of things come to mind when someone mentions sexism. The main topic addressed by the populous is women’s issues, but does one truly consider the issues faced by men? Does anyone stop to think about the stereotypes that men are forced to conform to? The answer can vary based on who responds, but if one general consensus were to be reached then it would be that these sexist standards are rarely addressed, or that they simply don’t exist. Americans need to take this call to action and use it to revolutionise the unrealistic standards set for male citizens of this country.