Kirsten Amato Jamie Poole EH 102-121 October 8, 2014 Word Count: 798 Summarizing and Analyzing “What is Rape Culture” By BuzzFeed About two-thirds of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. In “What is Rape Culture” by Heben Nigatu, Jessica Testa, and Ryan Broderick of the BuzzFeed staff, they dispute the major problems with what rape culture has become. Rape culture is an idealist social norm that desensitizes sexual violence. When most people think of sexual violence they think of women being assaulted, but rape culture involves men being assaulted too. Rape culture has also changed the meaning of “no”, which in this society can mean “maybe” or “try harder” leaving both people wondering whether consent was actually given.
Trae Bennett ID: 620064798 Language Argument Lecturer: Ms. Jasmine A. Lawrence FOUN 1002 Tuesday 10-12 P.M Due Date: March , 2015 Issue: Should non-consensual sex within marriage be considered rape? Thesis: Engaging in sexual intercourse without one’s consent is considered rape regardless of marital status. Can a legally married man, be guilty of raping his wife? Contemporary rape law needs much revision! Non-consensual sex is a global occurrence that is said to be widely prevalent, yet not all cases are reported and those which are reported are not taken seriously by law enforces.
Rape has been a big problem at the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana’s campus since before my generation. In the 1970’s, there was an increasing number of rapes and attempts of rapes on campus from the previous year. Volunteers and students came together to come up with a plan to prevent rapes from happening on campus. Since there were no legislations to provide students protection against rape, students and volunteers teamed up using tactics and strategies to fight back against rape. In a section of a newspaper clipping retrieved from the archives titled, “Local groups offer non-violent ways for fighting against rape” the editor Linda Tufano reports statistics on rape.
They could have been left traumatized, or felt as if they no longer felt safe or protected while being on campus. This should have been a huge concern in the Illinois community because rape is wrong, and if this kept happening, students could start to lose their sense of safety because rape can happen to anyone. Yet, even today, generations later, rape is still a prevalent issue on the U of I
Rape and sexual assault does not only occur in the ancient times of The Scarlet Letter but is extremely prevalent in today’s society and is normalized through the depiction of rape culture presented in the media. In today’s society, it is imperative to address the rape culture that is being cultivated by the objectification of women, normalization of violence against them, and the recurring victimization of the victim because it leaves men confused in their relationships with women and women feeling disempowered and violated. One of the initial causes of rape culture is the way in which women are being objectified by men and the media as it creates a society that disregards women’s rights and safety. From a very young age, men are encouraged to believe that all women are property because of the media. In magazine advertisements, it has been tested that sexual objectification occurs more frequently for women than for men and that women are 3 times more likely to be dressed in a sexually provocative manner.
For Starters, the Juvenile Justice center doesn’t help some of the troubled teens. According to “Report: Juvenile justice system schools “do more harm than good”, it states, “Overall, 30 percent reported they had been physically or sexually abused, 37 percent had problems with hearing, sight or teeth, and 20 percent “wished they were dead,” according to the report.” So not only are the teens not being helped out, but they are getting abused physically and sexually. Some of these teens were probably bullied or are having trouble at home. If these teens were to get the proper help they needed they most likely wouldn’t be harming themselves or anyone. The report found that most of the students there has learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral
This has lead to many debates both in real life as well as over the internet. The fact is that male rape victims exist and should be given the same treatment that female victims are given. They should not be told they are lying or that they should have enjoyed what has happened to them. Even though the media is becoming
Few care to find out a victim's story because society believes she's been around or maybe she wasn't so innocent after all or it was her boyfriend/husband or look at what she was wearing or she's just another wild college student. Before we know it there's such a thing as rape culture. We as a member of society are a part of it as adults caught up in a cycle that only seems to get worse. Sexual assault starts with a few rumors or unwanted look then there's the sexual harassment or being groped next you're being followed into an alley where it all goes dark. The CNN video is a clear example of why sexual harassment on the street isn't taken seriously because the men who are objectifying women see it as a simple compliment portrayed by Steve
And it isn 't just boys: Girls are often pressed into duty as cooks or messengers. Many are subjected to sexual abuse, including rape.” this is when they were talking about what type of damage the war can cause to kids. As a result of this evidence I can say that , kids should not be in war especially girls because of the sexual assault that goes on in the military and Ultimately, it
Twitter rumors about what happened the night the two men allegedly committed rape made it difficult to determine the truth and lies. The evidence at the court was limited to tweets, photographs and cell phone videos that could not be authenticated. The internet became the venue for shaming the two young men. Activists gathered online to condemn the accused without giving them a chance to be heard. They also mobilized people to demonstrate outside the court and promoted the campaign on twitter referred to as #OccupySteubenville.