The mild consequences perpetrators face desensitizes the rest of the world and our growing society to the true horrors of rape and strengthens rape culture. Rape culture and sexual assault are still as prevalent as ever and growing in our modern day society, yet perpetrators don 't face harsh enough punishments when even acknowledged. Rape culture and sexual assault are growing epidemics in the world today that need to be taken seriously. Several people do not even know what rape culture is, therefore they don’t know when they’re encouraging it. Rape Culture is an environment in which rape and sexual violence are normalized and excused.
One of the main reasons why a rape or continued rape may go underreported is because of the relationship between the victim and the perpetrator. If the intimacy begins to build with on-going abuse, it can create a bond or a "relationship" between the victim and the perpetrator, sometimes manipulating the victim into believing the sexual assault is normal. When a victim is being abused by a romantic partner, an ex partner or a spouse, it can be viewed as a simple "misunderstanding" between lovers. In fact, according to our text book "Traditionally, marital rape was not considered to be a crime, but recent statutory changes recognize it as a crime, at least under some circumstances." Other reasons for victims to not cooperate or fear to report are as follows: "fear of disbelief from authorities, fearing that without significant injuries that the rape will not be taken seriously, harmful publicity, retribution from the rapist, insensitive treatment by law enforcement and hospital staff, rejection by mate or family, blame for the rape".
In order to ensure maximum victim participation, the restorative justice approach comes as a contrast to the traditional criminal justice system. The process of recovery from crime needs to involve a process of coming to terms with the occurrence of crime and reducing self blame . These feelings of self-blame and the impact of crime tend to be more devastating and long lasting for cases of sexual offending. The restorative approach prefers the use of the term ‘survivor’ rather than the term ‘victim’ which is ingrained in passivity, suffering and self-blame. The effects of sexual violence upon the survivors and the society are invasive and far reaching; so much so that all conventional attempts to address the issue and seek justice for victims have not only failed but have also left victims without a sense of justice and often magnified the adverse impacts of initial victimization.
It is also true that sexual harassment is not necessarily limited to sexual desire and physical attractiveness because sexual harassment is used to bully and intimidate the victims. Hence, we can see that no one is safe from this issue. Consequently, the aim of the research is to make people, whether young or old, experienced or inexperienced, male or female to have a better understanding of this issue so that they will be able to combat it effectively if ever they are found in a difficult situation. We are also aiming to show the reasons, how and why male sexual harassment occurs. We are also investigating in the possible consequences and solutions available to combat this issue.
Being a male reduces the chances of being victimized, but it doesn’t serve as protection against the pain that can result. Sexual harassment is a serious problem and it should be prevented. Although some victims are afraid to tell their stories, I think they should because that would give more people courage. As you can see the #Metoo movement took off well because of people showing prevalence towards sexual
I think that they should be show a little more gratitude for what they do. The job thy have is not easy. Police officers have to deal with a lot of things most people wouldn’t be able to handle, like for example if there is a domestic dispute you have to be able to control the situation. They have to get both parties to settle down tell their side of the story and come to a compromise and if they have to they will arrest someone depending on the situation. There is a list full of other things that they have to do.
These factors of sexual assault are just some reasons for the underreporting of sexual assault. The problem with these instances is that they are common and make it hard for victims of sexual assault to find relief from the justice system. The underreporting of sexual assault gives assailants a chance to commit the crime again and involve another person. This can be problematic because victims feel that they are the only people subject to victimization. This implies assailants are free to do what they want to without restrain.
Shouting with written words is what Maya Milkdashi has done in her essay “Sexual Violence Is a Crime, Sometimes” with complete professionalism! Just like the ironical title allures the reader, the unique style of the essay along with the organized content adds various reasons why this text should be read very carefully. This passage which deals with one of the most important topic nowadays: Sexual inequality and violence… sheds lights on what many of us are even afraid to come across to in our country. Why is sexual abuse still present in Lebanon and who is to be blamed? What is the society doing to end this shameful act?
A lot of questions arise with respect to one’s morality and values. The job is so dejected by the culture and the people that one has to even skin their profession from their own relatives and even the loved ones. The moment one recognises a Sex Worker is the moment that can destroy one’s career, one’s social life and even the peace of mind. The manner in which one tackles with the complications that tag along the label of a sex worker is also interrelated to the kind of background one comes from. It would be an easier task to answer a society that can be really open-minded and western to accept a woman in a pleasure seeking job to make a living but to the same within a society that satisfies the younger generation with an response like “A child is born with the God’s Grace and nothing more”, sex education and sex as a profession cannot really be seen as an option!
Legalizing prostitution in countries or not is the ongoing, debatable matter of concern all around the globe and people have been putting forward their perspectives towards it. Some people take prostitution as exploitation of the human body and say that it is against the morality of the society. However, there are certain unnoticed benefits of prostitution in the society and it is better to legalize it in all countries with age-restriction. Being culturally influenced to a great extent, people do not consider prostitution as a decent profession. Prostitution is observed to be morally wrong and most of the women are labeled as ‘bad’ once it is publicized that they are involved in it as people give much priority to virginity and purity of women.