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.
Sexual assault and abuse can have devastating impacts. Sexual assault is undesired sexual act by person which lead the partner to feel uncomfortable during the relationship. It contains: • forced sexual behavior like rape • stalking, human trafficking and exhibitionism • forcing someone to act humiliating sexual behavior by force These three types of violence are different levels of abuse, with much more kinds of violence which can’t be listed, all of them are damaging in their own ways (Domestic violence statistics 2017). Finally, and the most important point, is how to prevent family violence in our community. The first step if you know someone is being hurt, you should talk to them and tell them that you’re concerned about their safety, ask them to talk about what’s happening with them, let them know that what’s happening is a crime and it’s not their fault.
In a rape culture, women perceive a continuum of threatened violence that ranges from sexual remarks to sexual touching to rape itself. A rape culture condones physical and emotional terrorism against women as the norm . . . In a rape culture, both men and women assume that sexual violence is a fact of life, inevitable.” (Buchwald) There are many notable examples of rape culture, one being the lyrics of the popular rap song “U.O.E.N.O”, which is an acronym for “you don’t even know”.
Although it is depicted in the movie that he might be faking being mentally ill; committing the crime of statutory rape meets a criterion of Antisocial Personality Disorder. People with this disorder have an impairment with intimacy. The want to control others or intimidate them. Even though Randle states that she was willing when speaking of the sexual encounter. Randle is quite intimidating, so the young lady may have felt pressured and persuaded into the sex act.
Crimes are an unlawful act that can be punishable government officials or authority. But what kind of crimes do women even commit ? women are usually seen to commit larceny , theft , fraud , and drug possession. But when it comes to men we see worse. We imagine rape , murder and worse .
Humiliation can have jarring effects on an individual, but how many would choose to impose pain upon themselves; and what is the difference in the psychological effects? Hester and Dimmesdale committing the sin of adultery created a relationship between them that was both strange and mutual; but both suffered immensely from what they had done. Hester was publically disgraced, whereas Dimmesdale created his own suffering; in which brings up the question, who suffered more? In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, two stories are told about punishment; Hester Prynne who faces public humiliation and Arthur Dimmesdale who inflicts private shame upon himself. Arthur Dimmesdale, a young minister, approaches the scaffold, asking Hester Prynne
Muslims are also to blame for bringing terrorism to America and have gained so much power that they put fear in the citizens of victimized countries (Moore 1). The measure that criminals go to commit hate crimes is just devastating and harsh. These kinds of violence cause harm and strike fear in people not only in London but also places hearing of these horrific events. Nobody wants to be harassed or attacked for something that certain individuals in their culture did, and be stereotyped as that one
Sexual violence includes, touching in a sexual manner without consent (i.e., kissing, grabbing, fondling),forced sexual intercourse, forcing a person to perform sexual acts that may be degrading or painful, forcing a person to view pornographic material, forcing participation in pornographic filming, making unwelcome sexual comments or jokes, leering behavior and forced prostitution. 3. Emotional
Public Lewdness Public Lewdness refers to vulgar and obscene behaviour in the public space. Laws were created in relation to protect the society from this lewdness which is considered as immoral and inappropriate. (S Houselaw, 2016) If one is being convicted for public lewdness, the prosecutor needs to have relevant evidence to convince a judge/jury that the defendant did commit the crime of lewdness in open and public space. The meaning behind lewdness is an element of both lustful and sexual indulgence on the part of the defendant. An example of an unlawful act in relation to lewdness would be to engage in sexual intercourse in public space.
The chances of sexual abuse are higher if the child is developmentally handicapped or vulnerable in some other ways. Sexual abuse is more likely to happen to a female then a male. Sexual abuse can also appear when adult or caretaker has intercourse with their child. Having sex with a child that is under age with is nasty, cruel, and intrinsically wrong. When one touches a child inappropriately, it is considered as sexual abuse.
What is Identities Under Siege: Lori A. Saffin describe it as Violence Against Transpersons of Color, which, result in victims being murdered and being imprisoned, which is mostly, trans women of color that have the greatest chance of coming in contact with systems of oppression (162). Some communities are racist and homophobic and often do not want trans women of color in their communities, which is a concern because their gender nonconformity keep them from getting gainful employment or education and make them a target for violence. There is also a risk of transpersons of Color coming in contact with different sexual diseases, rape, robbery and physical threats, because of the economic or the communities that they had to live in. In the black communities they are not looking at it as prejudices but as a survival skill for the black race (167). The LGBT and the African American have strong similaries with the long struggle for equality.
This offence makes a person guilty if he intentionally touches another person sexually without their consent and the defendant does not reasonably believe that the victim consents. Sections 75 and 76 apply to an offence under this section. Sexual assault embodies a wide breadth of sexual acts carried out on a non-consenting participant, the definition is set in deliberately broad terms, which includes; Mere touching which can even amount to an offence if the touching was of clothing worn by the complainant. Pinching, slapping, kissing and touching naked genitalia and using naked organs to stroke, rub, press or touch. Defences to sexual assault under Section 3 of the SOA 2003 often include (but are not limited to) the
Though the main difference is the consent aspect of it. Rape would be an act of sexual intercourse using force or threat towards the person which can also cause unlawful body injury on the victim. Remembering that the victims do not give any form of consent to the person. Statutory rape is when both of the people engaging
The victims who report their rapes are the ones who acknowledge it was rape and the rape that occurred was more violent (Burgess et al., pg.376). In other words, the rapes that included more violence included acts such as being held down, slapped around and seriously injured while on the other hand less violent rapes may include verbal abuse so victims may not acknowledge this is still rape even if they were not seriously injured (Burgess et al., pg.376). In addition, fear of the legal system is another reason of not reporting rape. The legal system can alter the victim’s decision to