There are many problems on college campuses and several go unnoticed. According to BestCollege.com, “one out of five college students experience some type of sexual assault during their college career”. Sexual assault is a term used to describe any type of unwanted sexual activity without the consent of a person (Sexual Assault). One out of five students being assaulted is a major issue in many ways. For example, being a victim of sexual assault can be very damaging for the rest of one’s life, whether it is mentally, emotionally, or physically.
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.
The outcome following a sexual assault is sometimes referred to as being worse than the actual assault itself (The Hunting Grounds, 2015). Following the assault, the college campus, police, criminal justice system, media, and various other forms of institutions are known to re-victimize these individuals whom have already been previously assaulted. These numerous institutions are suppose to help, and report fairly and justly. Unfortunately that’s not the case in Liz Seccuro’s book, Crash Into Me, or in the film The Hunting Ground. Every single victim experienced a form of revictimization whether that is through false reports in the media, or the college campuses’ failure to report or help sexual assault victims.
Time, 183(20), 28-29. The authors of the various excerpts from their academic essays talk about different aspects of college rape culture. Namely instances of universities suppressing the seriousness as well as the prevalence on all campuses, small and large. Further, touching on the groups most often responsible as well as the feelings of victims following the trauma.
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.
Despite the common understanding that women are not fit to lead, especially in Islamic countries, the Ottoman Empire, one of the greatest and strongest in the world made a great use of women as leaders. These women that marks the Ottoman history were all operating in the shadow of a male Sultan, however the public was well aware of their important role. The Sultanate of Women (Kadınlar Saltanatı) is the 130 years period where women ruled the Ottoman Empire by using their full political and diplomatic power. The Sultanate of Women go against the belief that many male rulers tried to spread; women are no fit to rule. This paper will tackle the issue of the sovereignty of woman in the Ottoman Empire.
Binge drinking is one of the most problematic behaviors among college students. Research conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, Saint Joseph’s University and the University of Arizona attributed the increase in rape cases to heavy drinking college environments (College Alcohol Study par. 1). Furthermore, the study found that college women with medium and high-binge drinking rates stood high chances of getting sexual assaulted while intoxicated. Overconsumption of alcohol on university campuses leads to an increase in sexual assaults and implementing mandatory alcohol workshops will reduce the number of cases by exposing incoming freshman to the dangers of alcohol in conjunction with sexual assaults. Sexual assault has been defined
This time period known as women’s suffrage was one of the most controversial women’s rights issue in the late 1900s and 20th century. After women obtained the right to vote in the 1920s they started taking more active roles in the work industry. World war i and ii helped encourage them by entering the workforce, and they began by taking jobs in factories and more places to support the war. This was to show men that women were also capable of doing the exact same work as they did. As the war was coming to an end women came to a conclusion that when men would return from war women would leave the workforce.
She was the Executive Producer of The Invisible War (2012) which exposes the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. This documentary won the 2012 Sundance Award. Newsom’s second documentary film is called “The Mask you live in” which talks about the underreported pressures of being a male in the society. This documentary put forwards that all we know about males in our society is nurture as opposed to nature. It explores the often violent cultural stereotypes that influence youngsters, mostly boys, in America.
Woman wanted to be emancipated in all areas of life. The "New Woman" was a term used to describe progressive women, who asserted their independence from men. This included more educational and employment prospects as well as a new sexual freedom (c.f. Diniejko). The concept of an autonomous, unfettered "New Woman" is reflected in the book Dracula just as the Victorian model of a woman. Mina Murray
This proposed amendment, commonly referred to as the equal rights amendment, is representative of both the success of the women’s rights movement and the conflict between conservative and liberal feminists. The origins of the push for an equal rights amendment go back to the women’s suffrage movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Most American women of the nineteenth century didn’t want to be equal to men. They believed in the traditional gender roles and family structure, where the husband worked to support his family, and the wife was in charge of domestic affairs, such as cooking, cleaning, and raising the children.
In Pula Webster’s ‘Matriarchy: A vision of power’ (in R. R. Reiter, ed., Toward an Anthropology of Women, 1975) described the relationship between power, gender and social structure with the description of five feminist authors. She described with the evaluation that, the social power is the main form of the social exclusion of women. She described that in matrilineal Iroquois the male member of the clan also held the power, in some cases that was more than the female leader of the clan or female member of the family. She said that in matriarchal society, the woman has the status only, but the power rests on the hand of the male. She described the methodology of the appreciation, that patriarchy was a result of the logical culmination of the
Each expansion of the suffrage in the United States has met some extent of resistance from those who have a hold on power. The reason as to why they resist the expansion of suffrage is because their scope of power would be reduced with this expansion. The traditional elites who are in power avoid the scrutiny of their actions by the public, treating the other elite members preferentially for instance, by ensuring them immunity from the law or awarding them lucrative contracts, and using those who are not entitled to
In the 1920’s, women’s rights took a big turn. Women got their voting right in 1919 by the 19th Amendment, it changed everyone’s life afterward. Women were now recognized pretty much as equals. There were always men who didn’t agree but for the most part, everyone did. In the Roaring 20s, people called women, “New Women” due to some of the things that women did after they got their voting right.