What impacted me the most was reading about the fact that, according to one survey among transgender Americans, more than 40% have tried to commit suicide. And, that 's in stark comparison to only 1.8% of the general public. (Grant et al.,2011) It impacted me particularly because it seems bad enough that they 're discriminated against and targeted for violence by so-called straight people and haters but the high percentage of the members of the LGBT community that simply want to get away from all of it by taking their own lives is especially sad. Maybe if people would learn to accept them and embrace their individuality, there would not only be less intolerance and violence against them but more of them that have the opportunity to love life instead of trying to end it. These attempted suicide figures impacted me because they speak to me of a genuine sense of despair among people who are members of the LGBT
Hate Speech: How Insults and Offensiveness Are Affecting Our Free Speech Prejudices and hate speech have been around since the beginning of human society. The effects have been long recorded, analyzed, and documented. Hate speech can have a toxic effect, and cause victims to self hate. Constant verbal pollution in school can also affect students. Students have mainly reported incidents of hate speech about their race, next ethnicity, then sexual orientation.
Smith continues with hatred being used for individuals to discriminate against certain races. She speaks on the shootings that devastated America in the spring and early summer of 2009. One of the terrible shootings caused the deaths of young Brisenia Flores and her father, Raul J. Flores. According to Jesse McKinley and Malia Wollan New York Times article, “New Border Fear: Violence by a Rogue Militia” one of the Flores’ killers, Shawna Forde, was described as “having anti-immigrant sentiments that are extreme, at times frightening, even to people accustomed to hard-line views on border policing”(McKinley and Wollan). The only reasoning Shawna Forde had for killing Brisenia and her father was that they were not “American”.
The Vietnam War is very infamous and it has had many consequences on the U.S society and Asian Americans for years to come. One of the main effects from the war is the body count. Over 3 million Vietnamese citizens and 58,000 American troops had died in the bloodshed along with thousands more wounded. The use of Agent Orange not only destroyed Vietnam’s environment, but also caused health problems for the Vietnamese and the American troops using them, eventually leading to cancer. Society wise, the war had changed the way the public saw the U.S government.
The term is often used to refer to violence that occurs between two people in an intimate relationship, but extends to violence against children and the elderly (Valiulis, 2014, p.124). I use the term domestic violence in this research refers to intimate partner violence. Globally, 35% of women have endured either physical or sexual abuse at the hands of their partner (World Health Organization, 2012, p.2). Unfortunately
The most acknowledgeable dispute from the play was between the Putnam’s and the Nurse’s. Rebecca Nurse was blamed for the death of all of Ann Putnam’s children, except for one. The events also caused numerous people to be convicted of witchcraft, some of them being executed. Two of the most notable people convicted in the play were John Procter, condemned for adultery and later hung, and Tituba, who confessed, saving her own life.
In America, there has been many terrible tragedies happening in the past year. From the woman killed in Charlesville for peacefully protesting, to the recent incident that happened in Las Vegas, where over five hundred were wounded. These catastrophic events make you question what this country has come to. It makes you feel hopeless, like there is nothing we can do to make a difference. We can make a change!
During the eleven year timeframe of the Afghanistan and Iraq war, countless men and women died in order to create peace around the world. Over six thousand American soldiers lost their lives, fighting to end conflict. However, in those same eleven years, nearly twice as many innocent women were murdered by spouses, boyfriends, and girlfriends (The Huffington Post). They were victims of intimate partner violence, also known as IPV, one of the most brutal forms of domestic abuse. The women who face IPV are exposed to several types of harm, including physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
Sexual assaults refer to all incidents of unwanted sexual activity, including sexual attack and sexual touching. It has been found that there are numerous Inquiries into institutional child abuse as a results of unwanted sexual behavior and lack of confidence. In schools, sexual involvement of staff person with any student, regardless of age , is likely to be prohibited by school policy, teacher registration rules and sometimes also by law. South African research have been conducted that shows school violence is escalating despite the measures put in place to address the problem by the Department of Education and schools themselves (Fishbaugh, Berkeley and Schroth, 2003, Human rights commission, 2006). In their study it was pointed out that “both teachers and students appear justified in fearing for their own safety with consequences that the learning process is
That being said, rescued victims have provided some insight into just how devastating it can be. The physical toll on individuals is immense as many victims have reported being subjected to physical or sexual violence and in one study, 90% of participants said they were sexually assaulted while being trafficked. (“An Introduction”, n.d.) In this same study, participants also reported headaches, fatigue, weight loss and gynecological infections. The risk of AIDs is also much higher for individuals who are forced to work in the sex trade industry. Additionally, victims also experience a myriad of psychological disorders related to their situation.
According to the article Child Abuse, Social Support, and Social Functioning in African American Children, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2006 reported “child abuse is a critical public health issue with more than 900,000 children exposed to abuse or neglect (including physical abuse) each year” (Lamis). Many of these cases have occurred within African American families. Much like incest abuse, physical abuse occurs in Henrietta Lack’s family. Galen, Deborah resisted his advances, “...grabbed Deborah by the arm, threw her in the car, and punched her hard in the face” (Skloot 115). This particular incident, among many others, indicates that incest and physical abuse frequently occur together or as a cause and or effect of one another.
Hi Miranda, I am sorry to hear about the property damage performed within your parent 's neighborhood. These actions affect the property values of homes when the house is sold for a much lower value that the market value. At that time during the recession, the market value of any home was dropped due to the fact banks were lending out loans to people without getting a solid read on if people could truly afford to buy the house. For those who lean out money makes commission, so it is not int their interest to ensure the person purchase a house can afford it. While this is not the whole reason why we had so many people trashing places, it didn 't help.
Children were frequently assaulted and raped as evidenced by the 2005 sentencing of Arthur Plint, a former dorm supervisor at a residential school, who was convicted of 16 counts of indecent assault. These survivors talked about their pasts, and opened up about their own abusive actions toward loved ones as result of their tragic pasts. As result of these actions that Arthur Plint committed, many of his victims have committed suicide or died of alcohol abuse, whereas others have assaulted their own wives and children. One man admitted that he had beat his wife and children for years before facing his problems and going into counseling and facing the sexual assault. Another man admitted that he beat his wife and sent her to the hospital for three months.