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.
The reason Khaled Hosseini wrote A Thousand Splendid Suns was to tell the abuses that the people of Afghanistan, mostly women, had to endure. Hosseini shows the readers this by using the lives of Mariam and Laila. He made these women to help the reader understand the sadistic part of the world. Hosseini gives us a new lease on life, from the horrible lives these women had to live through. I would have liked to recommend A Thousand Splendid Suns to anyone, but because of such adult themes like abuse and murder I think it shouldn’t be given the faint of heart and to anyone younger than thirteen years old.
Even though civilians and soldiers were equally responsible for the sexual atrocities committed against the women, there is barely a single lawsuit case against them, and I think it may have been due to the lack of clarity of the laws regarding rape. Soldiers were allowed to get away with such crimes without punishment, and punishing the civilians and soldiers could have been double standards. Also, for Soviet soldiers, by using the term ‘vengeance’ to explain their abuse of sex on German women seems not sufficient. I argue that originally making female subject to male dominance in any sense is a way of showing men’s masculinity. Apart from protecting women and children in Soviet villages, Soviet soldiers in Germany were showing their strength and virility to German soldiers that they were able to beat and defeat them, not only from battlefield (physically) but also in Germany women’s bedrooms.
Sakia Gunn was a fifteen-year-old black teen who was violently targeted for a murdering due to her identifying as a lesbian. Leah Lakshmi realized the magnitude of this hate crime and used it as a platform to bring awareness to the situation. There has been and currently exists a structural problem that consistently harms people of color. Historically hate crimes were blatant, showing up as lynchings and other publicly violent portrayals. However, recently hate crimes have become more invisible.
Men's obsession with violence against women is an often theme in literary texts, especially the ones written by female writers. The state where women are obliged to be silent, or they will be oppressed in their societies is explored deeply in lots of stories. For example, in ''Rape Fantasies'' where each woman illustrates her own fantasy and illusion if she experiences rape once, Margaret Atwood reflects a general view of how women react towards such cruel act of men. Although most women express different reactions, such as Estelle, who shows a passive reaction by sympathizing the rapist and feeling guilty towards him; and Darlene, who explains her disgust about the subject; Sondra chooses to be silent. Sondra's silence during the conversation
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
Laken Adams 6th 16th February 2018 Research Essay Human Trafficking in The Middle East Human trafficking is a problem in many countries. However, in the Middle East it has become a huge problem over the past few years. Trafficking in countries throughout the Middle East is not limited to, but includes the use of females as sex slaves, children in war and drug trafficking, organ trafficking, and many forms of forced labor for men, women, and children. This type of labor should not be allowed in any way for any reason. Trafficking in the Middle East should be fought until it can be stopped completely.
The military did not allow the men to marry but wanted the men to have a sexual output so allowed the use of prostitutes for an outlet for the man and to prevent homosexuality within the military Walkowitz (1980). The medical professionals used political influences as a way of focusing on sanitary conditions and public health. The act was designed to regulate prostitution and ensure the safety of the male as it was believed women were the cause of the spread of disease this helped keep women in their place leaving males more dominant gender and class inequalities Walkowitz (1980). The Acts were also not very clear in defining prostitutes therefore any women could be charged with prostitution and it was left to the woman to prove that she was not a prostitute. The Acts not only gave police complete power over women but also the power to convict any women at its discretion of being a prostitute it gave the power to police to put suspected women under surveillance forced women to have medical examinations and all women known to be prostitutes these examinations were every two weeks feminists at the time called this instrumental rape Walkowitz (1980).
According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, another person endures sexual assault every 98 seconds. This information may have been shocking ten years ago, but for many, this news is a basic fact of life. Sexual assault cases have continued to become more and more common as time goes on. What is causing this surge in unwanted physical contact? The cause of sexual assault is one hundred percent of the time, the assaulter’s fault.
Coetzee, and every work of the controversial author reveals some point of pain accepted by meek women. ‘Disgrace’ and ’Waiting for the Barbarians’ are two famous novels of J. M. Coetzee which speaks about the hardships of the protagonists during the time of war. It is significant to note that the author has spoken so clearly the issues faced by women in both the novels with the sense of powerlessness that remains within the feminine population. Though many other renowned works of J. M. Coetzee explain the explicit and implicit effects of war and colonialism on women, the