Our society as a culture, has created a stigma and unrealistic beliefs regarding rape and why it happens. Because of these stigmas, we have many myths and misconceptions about what a rape is. We lack the ability to empathize by strengthening our views on victim blaming. Without the confrontation of these misconceptions, rape will always be looked at as a victim issue with excuses geared towards the victims wrong-doings. Until we dissect these myths, rape will never be viewed as egregious as other violent crimes in our country.
After victims suffer from sexual assault or harassment they go through many different things. One major thing victims tend to suffer from is anxiety and depression. This is common, because many people are traumatized after their experience. They begin to think that perhaps what happened is their fault. Although many may feel this way, it is not their fault.
Rape Culture Rape culture is an issue all over America. It usually comes to light when a victim of sexual assault comes forward to talk about their experience and what occurred during the event. Rape culture is also embedded in today’s society, it can happen in an everyday setting with social media posts as well as the toxic masculinity that is taught and displayed throughout all of a young man’s life. However, not a lot of people are aware of how rape culture affects everyday life. The way to make people aware of what they’re doing to contribute to the problem is to educate the general public about rape culture and how it affects a victim’s life.
Rape and sexual violence affects millions of people each year. Anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality can experience these tragedies. Rape is someone taking advantage of someone sexually. Sexual assault can be verbal, physical, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Sexual assault and rape are serious social and widespread health issues.
Introduction A topic that has dominated the media over the past few months has been rape and sexual assault allegations. These largely public cases have dominated the public’s eye and there seems to be more of a discussion regarding these topics than ever before. These allegations have resulted in more public discussions, which have been both positive and negative. Rape is no longer seen as the problem of a woman, but a problem both genders face. Through oppression of female gender stereotypes, victims of both genders have suffered through the socialization process when it comes to sexual assault and rape cases.
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 has such an influential hold on young female lives. I also want to show the various ways young girls are forced into doing something they don’t want which leads to rape and sexual assault.
Lots of female had experienced being sex assault during their career, like a young actress who is into this area for a few years, and had not get very famous yet, some directors or producers will take advantage of it to sexual harassment her. You may wonder what could we do as an audience? You can see more films by, for and about women, we have to support them. It might mean scrolling down a little further online to find a film by a female director. Or it may mean go to a cinema and see those kind of films.
You didn’t lead them on. You simply attended your regular activities and followed your normal daily routine. The question we all ask, “Why?” Now you’re a victim and left to suffer and endure all the pains and difficulties of coping with this terrible action of someone else. “How am I supposed to carry on?” you ask yourself. “Was it my fault?” There are many short- and long-term effects of sexual assault and rape that affect the mind, body and spirit.
A specific variety of story that was used can be labeled as a reiteration of a similar idea, where lines in different accounts of survivors that had common aspects were played back to back. This happens in a multitude of places throughout the documentary, including a part during the documentary where multiple incidents of victim blaming were repeated (9:46-12:05) and where many girls repeat how they were raped at fraternities (58:47-1:05:55). In both of these clips, a piece of different girls’ stories were shown back to back. For example, one girl says how she experienced victim blaming by being told that “it was her fault because she was drinking”(9:46-12:05). Then the film cuts to a different survivor where she explains how she experienced victim blaming through “being asked repeatedly how often and how forcefully she said no and if she thought the guy who raped her understood she didn’t want to have sex” (9:46-12:05).