Rape Culture Research Paper

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1.What is Rape Culture? Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is normalized and victims are blamed for their own assaults, it is also the use of misogynistic language, objectifying women’s bodies,g and the glorification of sexual violence, creating a society that has little respect for women. In many cases it’s situations in which sexual assault, rape, and general violence are ignored, trivialized, glamorized, or many times joked about. Rape culture is present in terms like,“why couldn't you keep your legs closed” or “boys will be boys”. Rape culture is the suggestion that only nice girls can be raped because girls who dress a certain way at act à certain way were “asking for it” or leading the perpetrator on. The way a person…show more content…
After an attack or assault victims often feel a sense of hopelessness mostly caused by the feeling that they have no one to turn to that the victim begins to blame themselves for the assault. This thought process leads to depression. Based on The National Crime Victimization Survey, conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, four of every five women that are sexually assaulted or raped were attacked by a current or former husband, roommate, friend, or date. It’s important to note there is no single way that a victim can respond sexual assault. Much like with any situation people respond differently based on the person and outside factors. Depression is a one of the many reactions following sexual assault. Many associate depression with simply feeling blue but it is More than just feeling the blues, depression isn't a weakness and you can't simply "snap out" of it. Depression may require long-term treatment. But don't get discouraged. Most people with depression feel better with medication, psychotherapy or…show more content…
Depression can affect your ability to function at work, school, or home. Depression can reduce your motivation to participate in social activities. Common symptoms of depression include constantly Feeling sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, helpless, worthless, or guilty,Feeling more irritable than normal, Not doing the things you used to enjoy because you have no interest or motivation Feeling easily tired or lacking energy, Experiencing changes in your sleep and appetite. Having trouble making decisions, concentrating, or remembering things, thought of death or
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