You ever thought of how your actions affect others? Or even if you indirectly have caused someone an awful day that you could have prevented? Or instead of a wonderful day? Well, “Speak” is a novel written by Laurie Halse Anderson that talks about a 15-year-old teen’s life throughout high school. Her name is Melinda Sordino who had suffered a sexual assault from a senior at her high school, Merryweather High School, in a summer party before entering school. This novel describes her emotional journey through school and how her relationships with others as her family, friends, teachers, and even herself have changed or influenced her actions. The theme of Speak is one choice or action can affect others. Andy Evans sexually assaulting Melinda causes her to become severely depressed, Mr. Freeman’s supportive art class helps Melinda heal and find herself, and Melinda’s “friends” influenced her to speak up.
The five most important things I have learned throughout my semester in SOC 150 are about crime and perception of social problems, how fines and fees keep people in jails, about mobility and poverty, sexual assault on college campuses, and lastly about the school-to-prison pipeline. During our unit on crime I learned about the perception of a social problem in different parts of the country as well as to a single individual. The two readings about crime, “Crime Rates Have Plummeted” and “U.S. Crime Is Up but Americans Don’t Seem to Have Noticed” demonstrate that crime is a social problem to be interpreted differentially based on the person perceiving the problem. What happens with crime is that crime is more likely to be thought of as a social problem based on what the media is reporting. The media will broadcast the
One out of every six women has been sexually assaulted either completed (14.8%) or attempted (2.8%) in her entire lifetime. Imagine of the those women was a 15 year old girl attending high school, who had a lot to offer, but was periodically silenced, while battling a mental illness in a fictional novel called Speak. The novel speak and the articles we read outside of class have a lot in common including sexual assault stereotypes, sexual violence statistics, and mental illness. Next, I will compare the character Melinda with the four articles.
The novel In Search of April Raintree by Beatrice Culleton Mosionier tells a story of two young Metis girls sent into a life of constant battle between themselves and the people involved in their lives. April Raintree faces one of her biggest battles when she's sexually assaulted by three men. After reading this chapter of her rape the question of should or shouldn't sexual assault scenes be told in novels, this becomes something that leaves many people unsure of their own answer.
For my campus immersion activity, I watched the movie The Hunting Ground. This movie is a documentary based on college students and their struggles they have encountered about begin sexually assaulted on their campus. Throughout this movie, I found myself almost in tears, or clenching my blanket so tight because it was so difficult and frustrating to hear these victim’s stories and how they almost always never received the help they were hoping for from their own universities. Hearing statistics repeatedly mentioned about how colleges could have over 200 reported sexual assaults, but have only 1 expulsion, or only have 10 suspensions, is completely ridiculous and inconceivable. What is it going to take for these colleges to step up and help these victims and hold the assailants accountable?
In this week's journal I will be discussing; The Opening of the Black Panther movie and how the movie is more women ordination and the overall power that women held in these positions, and what ways black women excellence is shown in the movie.The main character may be the king T'challa who is the king of wakanda, but the women were the true focus on the film, and are extraordinary. These women are extraordinary based around the fact that.
The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. Skeeter, a southern society girl, interviews the black women who have spent their lives being servants for wealthy white Southern families. There are various scenes throughout the film that show social stratification, racial inequalities, gender inequalities, and class inequalities.
Every year, rape costs the United States more than any other crime resulting in a total of $127 billion and $93 billion for sexual assault. Over the course of the past few months, we have heard numerous cases of sexual violence and abuse; these cases are astonishing because this is not something that should be ignored or dismissed. The stories told by victims have caught the attention of all people because it has become very prevalent in our society today. Countless women have been silenced by the authority of men, and these women have become too scared to speak out and seek accountability. This has gone on for too long and it has become less about sexual harassment but also about the abuse of power, especially
The Hunting Ground is a documentary film targeting the frequent sexual assaults on college campuses in the United States. Colleges across the United States have failed to meet justice for victims with confrontations. The film is concentrated on Annie. E. Clark and Andrea Pino, two graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who decided to file a complaint about their assaults while they were attending the University.
Sexual assault is complex, guileful and ubiquitous. The criminal justice system is expected to deliver a sense that justice has been done, yet its current response is inadequate for the large majority of sexual assault victims. Victims of sexual assault have historically been met with denial and disbelief, with society failing to develop an adequate response to a crime. In recent decades, hard won improvements - called for by reformers and feminists, and implemented by well-intentioned governments - have seen sexual assault taken more seriously in legal and political arenas alike. Investigation, prosecution and court procedures have improved; specialization has been encouraged; and victims have been provided with fairer treatment and additional
Bruce Watson, author of Freedom Summer, writes about the struggles of the civil rights movement in Mississippi during the 1960’s. The volunteers as well as the African Americans in this book are trying to break the white supremacist society by: holding a voter registration drive, hosting sit-ins, and helping to set up Freedom Schools. Organizations such as the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) were created to help African American’s receive equality in: education, politics, and society.
Just because she wasn't herself that night doesn’t give you the right to take advantage of her. In the article, "Getting to 'No' " by Susan Dominus talks about sexual assault and how it affects everyone. Although Dominus talks about her experience and others as well, but she lacks facts to back her up. Young women that are in college are sexual assaulted on campus. Susan Dominus is one of the victims, but she doesn't consider herself one. Other women that are like Susan step up and she's amazed by their courage to do so, she never talked about her encounter not even to her husband. They come up with new code words for women to use, but most no language that you use may not completely protect them.
Throughout history the portrayal of gender roles have been maintained by a specific standard, specifically where the man is the main figure, and the woman is the submissive figure that is being acted upon. However, lately, specifically the last ten or so years, many movies have shifted this ideology. These movies in modern times show increasingly more women in positions of power, as well as in marriages where there is an equal amount of power between both the husband and wife. There are also more movies showcasing non-traditional relationships, such as, domestic partnerships and LGBTQ+ relationships. One movie in particular that showcases a shift in the status quo, in terms of the masculinity and femininity expected from individuals especially that of a relationships, is Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? Before delving into why this movie goes against the status quo an a multitude of levels, I must first give some background to the movie.
When it comes to having and being able to maintain a strong moral code, front line patrol officers are the perfect example of what law enforcement requires. To ensure front line patrol officers maintain a strong moral code, they must be able to keep their integrity on and off duty. Officers should have this characteristic before they are hired and should be open for the police academy to repair and strengthen them.
Police deviance is something that isn’t particularly talked about in the open. The reactions to certain actions by the police are either kept under wraps or blown up in the media to a dramatic extent. The purpose of this paper is to focus on the negative side of police deviance and the repercussions that follow. This will allow some light to be shown on the actions of officers that don’t follow the rules that they set out to uphold. If the peacekeepers aren’t keeping the peace, then the reasoning for having a position of power is null.