In an Australian study it was found that more than 20% of the women surveyed had ended their marriage due to some kind of abuse from their partner (https://aifs.gov.au/publications/towards-understanding-reasons-divorce/perceived-main-reasons-divorce). Men's rights activists claim that these statistics and claims are malicious fabrications and if any of them are true that they "characterize domestic violence as the product of understandable male grievance in the context of anti-male discrimination catalysed by feminism" (salter, pg73). Men's rights activists have also claimed that men who murder their wives or children due to care disputes have been "provoked by anti-male judicial bias" (salter pg74). Criticism towards feminism doesn't just come from men's right activists, it can also be found all over the media, internet and social
Unfortunately, 85% of the rape victims had been targeted by someone they knew (Munch, Rape Myths on Trial). 57% of these rapes occurred while on dates with the attacker (Munch, Rape Myths on Trial). It is very common for a rape victim to keep to themselves after an attack as they feel it is
“Thousands of men and women are demonstrating to fight the idea that what women wear, what they drink or how they behave can make them a target for rape.” This quote by feminist writer Jessica Valenti perfectly explains the main idea of the SlutWalk movement. Rape is an exceedingly common crime in America, and unfortunately, one in which the victim is most found responsible. Society repeatedly tells women throughout their lifetimes that not leaving a drink unattended, wearing modest clothing, not walking the streets alone at night, and much more will keep them safe from assault. Sadly, however, these things don’t prevent rape. We live in a world where rape is accepted as a part of life; where what the victim was wearing determines whether or not the assault took place.
Rape is an epidemic around the world and destroys millions of lives every year. Part of the reason so many women, men, and other genders are raped is because societies around the world, especially America, ignore the issue and do not help to resolve it. Girls in America are taught ways to protect themselves from rape, but as soon as they are actually raped it becomes a guessing game of “what did she do to get herself raped”, which can include what the girl was wearing, her intoxication level, and even if she was nice to the rapist beforehand. All of this happens on a daily basis while male rape victims are told that they were not even raped at all, and that they probably enjoyed it. Both female and male rape victims are continually swept under
The major way in which Atwood challenges assumptions about gender in "Rape Fantasies" is that she reveals rape to be more than just and act of forced sexual interourse. For Atwood rape is fundamentally a power struggle. The struggle occurs when an individual exploits another 's physical and psychological vulnerability. The person suffers not only physical, but also mental injury. For Atwood power is the main objective of rape, not sexual gratification.
Rape was encouraged as part of the war effort, ”Tutsi women were portrayed as flaunting their physical attributes, tempting Hutu men to lust and Hutu women to resentment. In this politically ethicized construction, Tutsi women were imagined by those Hutus in power to be women deserving of rape and
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.
This summer, all over the United States it was difficult to turn on one’s television and not be subjected to the Stanford University case where a young man named Brock Turner sexually assaulted a young woman, with the mindset that what he was doing was okay, and that no consequences would come to him. Luckily according to CNN “‘About 25 yards away, two men, passers-by, had pinned down and restrained a young man who was later identified as Turner” (CNN). If not for those two bystanders, the damage done to the young victim would have been unimaginable. In the United States one out of every five women in college are victims of sexual assault. With sexual violence being so prevalent, the media attempts to make it okay to use for branding purposes,
Both Lilith and Molly fall into this trap as well however on the masculine side. As Jesser writes: “Butler’s Heroine certainly displays characteristics that often fall into the masculine code of behaviors, such as greed, aggression and a desire to dominate” (39). Both Molly and Lilith show these behaviors along with following the stereotype of masculinity equaling strength. When Lilith tries to control the humans she often ends up resorting to force. When Case tries to rape one of the women Lilith responds with more violence (Butler 177-178).
Extortion, illegal detention and physical abuse by the police, discrimination in schools, hospitals, and mistreatment by public in general is not uncommon. Homosexuality is still considered a mental illness or disease and administering behavioural therapies including electric shock treatment, psychiatric drugs and hormones to cure homosexuals are still in existence. hey knew I was gay. They were watching me and waiting. They filmed the whole thing and threatened to tell the police.” Last year in Mumbai, a 31-year-old marketing professional was followed by two men into a public toilet and forced to perform oral sex on them.