They found Title IX, which is a gender equity law and it guarantees anyone the right to equal education. If rape perpetrators are allowed to continue to go to school, and colleges don't expel them, then both colleges and perpetrators are in violation of Title IX. If universities are in violation of Title IX, the DOE has the right to withdraw federal funding from these schools. Andrea and Annie together file a Title IX complaint to the DOE. They both start to network with other sexual assault victims from different universities and help them file Title IX complaints.
Last week, award winning investigative reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones visited Emerson to accept the President’s award for civic leadership. Jones is known for writing pieces about modern civil rights issues including modern coverage of the 1968 Fair Housing Act, the Black Lives Matters movement and the effects of the school desegregation busing programs placed in the 1970s.
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.
Some men will call out other men on rape culture because they know that those actions were not acceptable. No matter the victim, all types of people are at risk; any gender, any race or ethnicity, any culture, any age. Throughout our history, most men don’t take accountability for the wrong actions they made, which has become the major issue and causes a rift between groups of people. More and more women have spoken out their personal testimonies of their experience with sexual harassment.
Positivists think of victims of rape as people who most likely are partly responsible for the offence happening. The positivist ideologies such as victim precipitation and also victim proneness lead to said victim being blamed for the attack against them, instead of the blame being placed on the perpetrator. Feminists think of victims of rape as nothing else other than someone who has been targeted and become a victim of an offence that is the fault of another. Feminist ideologies such as intersectionality show that it is the small things that make up a person that increase or decrease their likelihood of becoming a victim of rape. Although they may be seen as being more likely due to their race, religion, social class, gender, age and sexuality, it does not mean they are to blame for the offence against them.
We can take these short stories that give us a glimpse of how it feels to be on the losing end of multiple social issues and to sympathize and care for people. Nearly everyone has experienced or will experience a friend or family member who has or will deal with the issues
Recent headlines have highlighted the fact that rape culture is prevalent in our society, most noticeably on college campuses. To understand why this is a social issue we first have to understand what rape culture entails. Rape culture is a set of assumptions that reinforces male sexual aggression and disregards violence against females (Hildebrand & Najdowski, 2015, p. 1062). Simplified, it is an environment where sexual violence is normalized and most of the time excused. One out of five females in the United States are sexually assaulted by a male at some point in their lifetime (Hildebrand & Najdowski, 2015, p. 1059) and college aged females are four times more likely to be a victim of rape than any other age group (Burnett et al.,
All these examples that she uses brings up her use of relevance. She lists how different scenarios were affecting the human rights of thousands of women all over the planet. She strikes a feeling of sympathy in her audience and has examples that could be relatable to all different types of backgrounds. She also repeats the line “will flourish” which is to emphasize the importance of providing women with a healthy lifestyle and education, also their families. She is saying that if women are healthy and educated, their families will be successful.
With the inclusion of a multitude of perspectives, experiences, and emotions outside her own, her expertise heightens allowing her to be more respected as an influential writer on the subject at
Gray-Rosendale’s knowledge of her own experience is able to be legitimized as she draws on the use of some of these criteria in order to establish the standpoint with which she approaches her narrative. Laura Gray-Rosendale tells her story. With complete transparency, she reports the scene of her rape. And in her own way, she makes claims about what this means in the lives of women and what affect it had on her. And to do so, she made use of many of this criteria that many feminists use to support their knowledge, including: “(1) what forms of reasoning this knowledge claim depends on… (4) whom this knowing feminist speaks for, why and with what authority… [and] (8) what normative framework structures this process of knowledge production” (Ramazanoglu, 138).
Particular Purposes An author’s purpose is often revealed through the rhetorical strategies that he/she uses throughout their piece. David Sheff uses anecdotes and emotional appeal in order to achieve his purpose: to give a different view on the disease that is addiction. Similarly, Caitlin Alifirenka, Martin Ganda, and Liz Welch use emotional appeal and contrast of perspective in I Will Always Write Back to convey the message that standard of living should not limit a person’s capabilities. David Sheff’s memoir contains emotional appeal to achieve its purpose.
Wednesday, October 22 Reading Response 2 “Living Will” by Danielle Ofri is about an author who is a doctor who came across a patient that is suicidal. “They All Just Went Away” by Joyce Carol Oates is about a young lonely girl who finds herself attracted in entering abandoned house and is entranced by other peoples lives and what they left by. Although these stories are very different, I believe both the authors share a similar idea, but different outlooks, of how the main characters in each essay struggle to do the right thing. “Living Will” gives us a better perspective of what doctors today have to face with their jobs. The author, Danielle Ofri, came across a severely ill patient, Wilburn Reston, which really makes her think.
Stories can be used to empower, to break, and to rebuild human nature. Moreover, the most dangerous kind of story is a single story. Single stories are so incredibly dangerous because they create stereotypes and, as Adiche said, “the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but they are incomplete” (Adiche). A single story about Africa being a completely destitute and hopeless place caused Adiche’s college roommate to immediately have extreme feelings of melancholy for her; her roommate even believed she was unable to work a stove which was far from the truth.
They use their personal stories and use their sorrowful diction and by describing their side of the story. Bischoff begins her research about the common side effects of antidepressants after the tragic death of her husband. After Bischoff explains what antidepressant her husband had been prescribed to, she uses her strong diction to provide an emotional image to the readers of how her husband interacted with loved ones. “His anxiety and agitation went through the roof -- clearly an adverse reaction… After just five weeks on the drug, Tooker’s agitation sent him over the railing of MacDonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He wrote in his suicide note that he was anxious, felt like a zombie and couldn’t think.”
Meg is the horowic person in the story. The thing that makes Meg horowic is that she goes back for Charles Wallace at Central Central Intelligence. She goes back to the planet of Camazotz to free Charles Wallace from IT. She went back to Camazotz on Friday the 13 in August. She was the one who went back because she was the only one who could defeat IT. She had the best connection between her and Charles Wallace.