The United States is facing a growing problem that shows no signs of slowing: sexual assaults on college campuses. Possible reasons for this epidemic are explained by Janet Napolitano, the current president of the University of California. She describes that “young adults live independently and in close proximity to one another for the first time” while attending college (Napolitano 387). The college setting provides students with opportunities to take advantage of one another. As a result, sexual assaults have become an issue across universities in the United States. Sexual assaults are a problem because they can have lasting effects on victims. It is the job of both the government and colleges to find solutions to the problem, by preventing
Physical violence and the trauma from it causes serious psychological effects in teens, just as abuse left Jews in the concentration camps scarred for life, as shown in Elie Wiesel’s book Night. Specifically, things such as rape and being beaten can lead to horrible consequences. Some of these effects are stress induced mental disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or a loss of self worth.
In Zoë Heller’s Rape on the Campus, She advocates how sexual assault happens often on campuses, and that it needs to be significantly more addressed; as it is scarce for women to bring the college’s attention to the assault. Heller asserts that, “20 percent of women are sexually assaulted during their time at college and as few as 5 percent of these assaults are ever reported to police” (185). Noting that ninety-five percent of sexual assault cases are dealt by the college, colleges can take advantage and handle its reputation by outputting false information to cover any potential negative reputation. While colleges are forced to obey the rules of title IX, I believe this is an inadequate effort to remove bias teachers and workers from colleges.
Which campus will be next? It is not a question of it, but when and where? College is the first time students get to spend time without parental guidance. In fact, college is a place where many students learn about themselves, but are they safe? Campuses are filled with all kinds of students, including different ages. Unfortunately, not every student will have a positive mindset or respect of others. Nowadays, the most assaults happen on a college campus and this is a serious issue that can be prevented. Research claims that, “Eighteen percent experienced an attempted and/or completed sexual assault since entering college.” (NSVRC) On an average, that is one in five students worldwide, but we can make those numbers decrease greatly with a
One in five women and one in sixteen men are sexually assaulted while in college. 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police and only about 2 to 10% of reports are found to be false. In Jon Krakauer’s book: Missoula, Rape and the Justice System in a College Town. Krakauer focuses on the many rapes that occur on the college campus in Missoula. Most of the rapes that happen on college campuses are done by men, but to say all men are rapists is unjust and sexist.
Sexual offences are sexual assaults that are covered in the Sexual Offences Act 2003. Sexual assault also known as sexual violence or abuse is any type of involuntary sexual activity that the victim does not give consent to (does not agree to) and it is never the victim’s fault. Sexual assault can include any type of sexual contact with someone who cannot consent, such as someone who is underage, has an intellectual disability, or is passed out. It also includes rape, attempted rape, sexual coercion, sexual contact with a child, incest (sexual contact between family members), Fondling or unwanted touching above or under clothes. Sexual assault can also be verbal or visual and it is anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact
In society and college campuses, sexual assault occurs quite frequently. According to an estimation one third of women experience a forced sexual experience at least once in their life and most of the time it occurs in colleges. Men have also been reported to be victim of sexual assaults mostly by other men. Most of the time the sexual assault is planned and perpetrated by a third person, who is known to the victim of incident. Drug and alcohol use play role in this issue and contribute to the problem as most of the time the victim and perpetrators are under the effect of alcohol or any other drug during the incident. It looks scary how vulnerable the survivor can be at the time of assault. However, as long as the matter of violence is associated, the students at college campuses are safer than their non-college mates. Some training and education has been administrated to the students for awareness about the violence and sexual assaults. Even, with increased training and education, most of the college campuses have much longer way to go for decreasing the intensity and number of assaults and the incidents have immense negative impact on the society and people around us.
There is to many violence opportunities in this country. There are different levels of violence such as murder, assault/battery, robbery a theft combined with the use of force, various types of homicides, including murder and manslaughter, kidnapping, armed robbery, and sexual assault crimes. Though there is sub groups to the sexcual assult crimes. Such as rape, consensual rape, sexual battery or criminal sexual penetration. 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
MNCASA, an organization who allies with other programs to prevent sexual assault based in Minnesota, suggests that, “In 2005-10, females, age 34 or younger, who lived in lower income households, and who lived in rural areas experienced some of the highest rates of sexual violence.” This offers that women with less stable lifestyles, are affected more by this problem. This proves that background can have to do with the decisions of the victim that lead to sexual assault. This got me thinking about how the specific roles of the victim and the perpetrator can vary from case to case. For instance, the victim and perpetrator may have known each other for awhile, and the victims bad decisions could have led to sexual assault, but on the other hand, the victim could not have any part in the assault, and it wasn’t always the victims fault at all. This means that while there should be serious consequences, the cases should be treated
Sexual assault laws have been amended and created over time to ensure the criminal justice system remains sensitive to the tribulations involved in rape trials for the victim. However, the connotative capacity of language used in evidentiary testimonies in rape trials can defeat the purpose of these reforms as ‘language is not merely a means of putting forth evidence in a case, but it in fact transforms the nature of evidence itself, thus influencing the outcome of the case’ (Maheshwari 2014:1).
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. Sexual assault is never caused by a “rape culture” or the clothing that one chooses to wear. Sexual assault is caused by the attacker, never the victim. Sexual assault is an issue very prevalent in our society today and is starting to get recognized because of the bravery of these victims. Cases like the Larry Nassar case, the Harvey Weinstein case, and the Brock Turner case are just some examples of sexual assault that our society is fighting today.
Sexual assault is a form of forced sexual violence. The term sexual assault can be defined as an act in which a person sexually violates a victim without the victims consent. This is one of the most common problems faced by many schools in South Africa, the problem of sexual assault amongst learners in South African school. Sexual assault is an unlawful act, which the perpetrator can be sentenced to jail for practicing it. Sexual assault can be in a form of fondling of unwanted sexual touching, forcing a victim to perform sexual acts such as oral sex or penetrating the victim’s body and torturing a person in a sexual manner. Sexual assault can either be verbal, physical or visual. Joan Van Niekers cited a recent report by the Human Sciences Research Council which revealed that 34% of learners experienced sexual harassment and other 14% were sexually harassed by teachers , therefore this clearly illustrates that sexual assault take place amongst learners in schools is somehow beyond control and happens in many occasions. In this essay, three causes of sexual assault
People tend to think that sexual harassment and rape are the same thing. However, that is not always the case. According to Dictionary, the definition of sexual harassment is “uninvited and unwelcome verbal or physical behaviour of a sexual nature especially by a person in authority toward a subordinate.” Forced kissing, groping, or even looking at someone the wrong way is considered to be sexual harassment. There are a lot of cases off college campuses, but recently campuses particularly have been an issue. Media has been shining light towards how often this situation occurs on college campuses, and according to current incidents, sexual harassment of campuses has become an even bigger issue.
Does anyone know what is sexual violence? According to wikipedia sexual violence is any sexual act to obtain a sexual act by violence, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person 's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim. It occurs in times of peace and armed conflict situations, is widespread and is considered to be one of the most traumatic, pervasive, and most common human rights violations.* -------> *read directly from card* From what I researched, sexual violence is a serious health problem and an aggressive act that aims to express power and dominance over the victim through sexual harassment. Sexual assault and sexual abuse are two common types of sexual violence. Sexual assault is a sexual act that could be committed by anyone no matter what kind of relationship they have with the victim. Sexual abuse is an undesired sexual behaviour that was forced upon a person; sexual abuse can be possible to happen for any gender and at any age.