We can also ensure victim’s safety by implementing stronger consequences against those accused of rape. Rape culture is commonly perpetrated by young men on college campuses. In a report published in 2015, it is stated that one in five women have experienced sexual assault while on a college campus (Luna 1). This is because young men are not taught that they do not have a right to women’s bodies. Rape is not spoken about in most American schools because it is considered a “taboo” topic, that in itself is considered rape culture.
First is the idea of merit, that bad things happen to bad people (1, 1985). The main example for this is sexual assault of a woman wearing a provocative outfit. This notion is full of oughts. Women ought not to wear provocative outfits, because, as we know from porn, a provocative outfit is a communication to men about openness to sex. The raped woman’s gender performance was wrong, it sent the wrong signals.
His casual approach to sexual violence mirrors the violence throughout 1984. In this scenario, the sexual violence is dehumanizing the woman in the movie, just like women are dehumanized by sexual assault in society today. Despite sometimes appearing as a foreign problem, the dismissal of sexual assault is very prominent in society today. The United States 45th president, Donald Trump, has allegedly sexually assaulted nineteen women (NPR). These accusations surfaced before his election and after he bragged about “grabbing p***y”.
The article explains how sexual assault continues to be a problem until this very day. When someone is sexually assaulted, it is very hard for them to cope with the fact that someone has touched them in the wrong way. For the ones who commits the assault, it will only become worse for them. A National Study says, “The main source of inmates’ knowledge of prison sex appears to come from their conversations with other inmates”(Response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act). Some inmates could portray the role of acting as if they are there for the victim to talk to, but there are other things that could result from this.
Starting with executing a plan to decrease the number of untested rape kits. “In August 2009, approximately 11,000 sexual assault were found in a Detroit police department storage facility, the vast majority of which had never been tested for DNA evidence” (Campbell, Shaw 151). Unfortunately, Detroit is not the only city in America with thousands of untested rape kits are lined up along shelves in crime labs unknown. Even the labs right here in Greenville, South Carolina are guilty of neglecting kits.
Anne McClintock wrote her essay “Gonad the Barbarian and the Venus Flytrap: Portraying the female and male orgasm” to examine pornography and how it has changed throughout history and its effects on how women perform as sexual beings. McClintock focuses on the various roles of pornography such as its emphasis on voyeurism, pleasure, and the male ego. She wants her readers to know that women are still not represented in pornography to satisfy their own desires, but they are there to cater to men and their subconscious. I will analyze how McClintock argues that due to the history of sexism towards women, the roles that men and women have in pornography are inherently different because of the societal belief that women are only seen as objects of sexual desire and are solely there to satisfy the male audience.
The crime of rape in itself is of a sexual nature; therefor sexual desires are often a motive for rapists. One study done by Taylor (1972) examined the documented accounts of the offences of 94 sexual offenders and classified the offenders’ responses into seven categories of reason for offending: these were sexual motivation, negative affect, positive affect, dominance/anger, intimacy, helping and other. The most frequent reason given was sexual motivation, followed by a desire for intimacy. This study proved that although there are other motives behind the rape, the sexual aspect is the driving force. In 1991 the anthropologist Craig Palmer critically examined the various theories involving sexual desires of rapists.
Feminists believe that these arguments are absurd and that rape is considered one of the most extremes ways of showing male domination. The previous issues raised can be related to the movie because as we all know, Paulina was raped and tortured, however, the government was not planning on arresting the people who did those crimes. It’s clear that the situation was not considered a big deal and and that’s why they aren’t pursuing it and are instead hiding the incident. Rape is not something easily brushed off as we can see by Paulina’s reaction to when she recognizes the friendly doctor as the one who raped her. In one of the first
Stories are often on the news of women getting sexually abused or raped while they are under drug influence or not. It is a recurring tragic event that somehow cannot be stopped. People seem to wonder why and who would do such a crime. Pat Basley argues and questions in his cartoon on why would Brock Allen Turner rape a girl. He wraps up his argument up with the title “White Jock Rapist,” and lists his personal best scores of being a well known swimmer.
It was the same as they both were caused by cultural diversity but the plans and approcahes they took were different for this genocide. During this genocide, rape was used as a number one "tool." This was used to exhaust the opposing group, Tutsi minority. The radio station portrayed the Tutsi women as sexually seductive" in their propaganda towards the Hutus. Rape against the Tutsi women was committed by the civillians to the Presedential Guards to the Soldiers and anyone who was against them and although they wanted to harm only Tutsi's, some of the Hutu women were raped and abused along with the Tutsi.
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
The topic I wanted to learn more about and let other people understand is that men do go through violence in the military, specifically sexual assault that men go through but very little do people know that it is happening to them. I feel this an important topic for those to understand men in the military are likely to get sexually assaulted as much as women do in the military. It hasn’t been until recently that there is group therapy for men who were raped in the military and were not receiving the same attention and support as women were and they started a study group for them to understand them. Sexual violence within the military is not really recognized by the military officials, policymakers, health care professionals or the media. What they do not know is that the sexual violence in the military is high, since they do not recognize the sexual violence there is for males in the military.
'Laps' Sexual Assault and Silence What starts as a regular day turns into the most memorable and shocking moment in this woman's and many women's lives. 'Laps' a short film by Charolette Wells, which follows a young woman throughout her daily routine, exposes sexual assault for what it really is, paralyzing and incomprehensible. It was a morning like any other when she stepped out into the world, now subject to the cruelty and vulnerability of others.
Description of the Media The Hunting Ground is a documentary film that captures students who have been sexually assaulted at their college campus. This documentary specifically focuses on two former University of North Carolina students, Andrea Pino and Annie Clark. They both share the same story of being raped on UNC campus.
Sexual Assault is a horrible problem in the United States. On average, 1 in 5 women in the United States has reported being raped at least once in her life. In addition, 78.7% of women reported that their rape occurred before they turned 25, and 40.4% reported that their rape happened before they turned 18 (Itzin 2430). The sexual objectification of women in our society contributes to rape culture that allows sexual assault to happen. In addition, rape victims often do not report their rape due to victim blaming, which is also a part of rape culture.