Research says that young girls are usually the targets for a sexual assault and rape because of their vulnerability, their active social lives and their sexual attractiveness to older people. It is proved that older men are the ones to conduct sexual assault on young women and young men also contribute towards it. Men perform such acts because they want to enforce a sense of sexual entitlement, create a punishment for the women or it becomes a source of entertainment for them. Another major problem that leads to rape and sexual assault is child marriage.
Undoubtedly, one of the most women’s oppressed is a sex crime. Women have been victimized by sex crime for a long time.1 In this chapter, researchers divide the content into two main parts. The first part shows the definition of rape culture: rape, victim, perpetrator and culture. The next part displays related researches. 2.
Sexual violence includes and is not limited to, penetration, drugging someone for sexual gains, misuse of authority for sexual gains, peer pressure, unwanted sexual contact, and any other non-contact sexual experience. One of the most common and well-known form of sexual violence is rape. Rape is defined as “the crime, typically committed by a man, of forcing another person to have sexual intercourse with the offender against their will” (English Oxford Living Dictionary, Online). Sexual violence can also include domestic violence. Sexual violence has been plaguing the Bahamas for years.
If ancient thinker were so forward in their thinking why then are we so backward? Why are we still ill-treating women and subjugating them to violence and supressing them? The United Nations went on to define violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." Violence against women is also known as ‘gender based’ violence because the acts of violence are committed against women. They are often considered as hate crimes since it targets a specific group with the victim's gender as a primary motive.
In the article "Dear Men It's You, Too" by Roxane Gay her main argument is that men are focusing on the critiques they get to justify ignoring the real issue behind why they are being criticized. For instance, "Skeptics are willing to perform all kinds of mental acrobatics to avoid facing the very stark realities of living in this world as a woman"(3). Santagati shares this similar close-minded view of the horrors women face surrounded by rape culture. He is ignorant of the issue of sexual harassment and the consequences women face for attempting to speak up. After finding out about the girl who was killed for confronting her accuser from Seales he is taken aback but not before responding with extreme protection suggestions for
Emily Remson almost four out of every ten seafarers are infected of Sexually Transmitted Disease. She discovered that those seafarers got their disease because of sexual intercourse that they have when they are staying on ports of other countries. And she conclude on her research that seafarers has a big part in spreading diseases transferable by sex because seafarers are highly aggressive to have sex because of the fact that they are away from their family. (Remson, 1967) There are some cases that seafarers are forced to stop working on board because they are infected of sexually transmitted disease. And there are also cases that persons with this disease die.
In chapter nine of his book The Macho Paradox, Jackson Katz states the point that “It takes a Village to Rape a Women”, the point he is getting across, is that are culture is so caught up in its ways, that rape and violence against women is almost becoming a normal thing or something that is not as big as a problem as it should be. He gives a few examples of this in our American culture. One example is the sexual allegations that were brought up against NBA basketball player for the L.A. Lakers, Kobe Bryant. In this case, “the explosion of victim-blaming unleashed” (Katz, 2006, 154). Instead of blaming the person who was accused (a very popular and loved NBA All-Star), people started to point the finger at the nineteen-year-old who blamed Bryant for sexually assaulting her asking questions like: “Why did she go up to his room?
Do you think rape culture has become a bigger issue in today 's society? I do agree that rape culture is still an ongoing problem across the world. According to Melissa Ecwan, rape culture is defined as, “encouraging male sexual aggression”, and “is regarding violence as sexy and sexuality as violent” (Rape Culture 101). Rape culture allows men to rape women in which people find it to be a normal thing. Rape is a horrible crime, no one should ever go through that, it causes the victim a lot of trauma which then leads them to having depression and self blame.
Sex Object – like the other performance art pieces discussed within the essay – has many elements of aggression, starting with the title of the act: Sex Object. Simple, but bold, it can be seen as a direct message to the audience, representing how women were categorized as “something” or as an object to satisfy men, which can still be seen today. The corset Lydia Schouten is wearing is so tight fitting that it cuts off her oxygen and is attached to a metal frame by rubber bands, which can a metaphor in two ways. Because the purpose of a corset is to form fit the female body, it demonstrates how women are forced to fit in a certain body type/standard. The rubber bands
These contributing factors include [various rape myths, acceptance of or ignorance surrounding dating violence, alcohol and drug usage and male–female communication problems]” (Fay and Medway). Factors of pieces of literature similar to A Streetcar Named Desire have the potential to advance adolescent acquaintance rape, which is a severe situation. Therefore, due to the portrayal of rape culture and the advocation of violence and unhealthy behaviors seen throughout A Streetcar Named Desire, students should not be exposed to wrongful depictions of such serious topics like this and as a result, the play should be off limits in