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.
Most teenagers complain about not having enough freedom. To be able to sit and eat ice cream out of the box at ten in the morning for breakfast or blast their favorite music as loud as possible. For most, college provides that, opening its campus to their students with gates of gold granting young adults the freedom that they dream about. Unfortunately, a new danger that once was cloaked from young minds is being revealed, making this freedom less obtainable. That danger is rape.
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.
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.
One out of five females in the United States are sexually assaulted by a male at some point in their lifetime (Hildebrand & Najdowski, 2015, p. 1059) and college aged females are four times more likely to be a victim of rape than any other age group (Burnett et al.,
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
My participation in the “Remove Judge Aaron Persky from the Bench For Decision in Brock Turner rape case” petition has influenced my attitudes and beliefs towards this matter in both good and bad ways. I still believe that no matter race, sex, or success of the defendant, a sexual assault is a crime and should be treated as such. What I used to believe but has now changed for me is that with all the safety precautions that college campus take to maintain a safe environment, such as blue lights and campus guardians, you would suspect a college to be
“Vague policy guidance leaves schools with wide latitude in developing and implementing grievance procedures for resolving sexual harassment complaints” and produces difficulties for a victim filing a complaint against a school in violation of these requirements because of lack of clarity as to what constitutes as a violation (Walker 2010). Title IX does not set specific standards on how to prevent campus sexual assault, support survivors, and settle sexual harassment complaints in a prompt and equitable fashion. The amendment provides no guidelines on what constitutes a prompt and effective response to peer sexual harassment
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reported that prevention efforts should decrease sexual assault, and that they have identified two programs that have shown to prevent sexual violence perpetration, students need to be educated on how to be a positive bystander rather than a negative one. Many prevention programs have been implemented in order to cut the rates of sexual assault, some through research prove to be successful. A study was published by the New England Journal Medicine on how a sexual assault prevention program at the University of Calgary
There are many problems on college campuses and several go unnoticed. According to BestCollege.com, “one out of five college students experience some type of sexual assault during their college career”. Sexual assault is a term used to describe any type of unwanted sexual activity without the consent of a person (Sexual Assault). One out of five students being assaulted is a major issue in many ways. For example, being a victim of sexual assault can be very damaging for the rest of one’s life, whether it is mentally, emotionally, or physically. It is known to a number of people that sexual assaults are more likely to happen on college campuses than anywhere else. Due to the number of students that are enrolled in college, this is a huge problem that the nation needs to spend more time finding solutions. This topic is important to me because I am a young woman in college who lives on a college campus and it is a necessity
Rape is unwanted sexual activities that are forced upon another person. This has to be an act upon an un-consenting individual. With recent reforms in the law sexual assault is now a broad umbrella with many acts being considered assault such as phone calls, marital rape, and stranger rape. One in six American women have been raped or a victim of attempted rape (Cleveland Rape Crisis Center). Many studies have been done to evaluate the reasons and trend behind assault to help the victim and to prevent the rise of assault that occurs. These acts can range from being non-violent acts to violent acts (Postmus, 2008). With these recent reforms in the law it has created a blurred line between rape and assault.
The first thing colleges can do is develop and give every student an official, written policy statement about sexual misconduct. Every student should be handed the official document, and then it should be explained in detail. Next, the college should establish a network of services like emergency rooms or policeman on campus at all times. This should be done because if the crime can’t be stopped, at least there should be someone to help the victim right away. The police should be there to prevent the crime or to punish the assailant after. Another important thing a school should do is educate both males and females about sexual harassment(sexual education classes). It should be required that for at least the quintile all student attend a sexual education class. That will give a chance for the students to understand how important our bodies are, and what it would feel like to be harassed and crossing that line between trying to be friendly and crossing it. But the best action all colleges should take is implement state-of-the-art security measures. Though this would be pretty expensive, this will ensure that sexual harassment doesn't occur as frequently as it does
1 in 5 women are raped during their time in college, usually by someone they know. According to the Justice Department, college aged women (16-24) experience the highest rate of DV in their dating lives than any other age group. This can be a serious situation, because women away at college can feel trapped in their relationship, especially if they are far from home. He or she may feel alone or cut off from their They may be afraid to call attention to their situation due to the social settings on campus. (Break the Cycle, Inc.
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
Despite the potential negative impact of sexual assault on mental, sexual, and physical health (Postma et al., 2013); most victims do not use professional services and do not report the assault to the police (Wolitzky-Taylor et al., 2011). So, it is difficult to determine the real magnitude of sexual violence and the statistical data regarding sexual violence is limited (Alempijevic et al., 2007). Several reasons contribute to the underreporting of sexual assault cases as many victims do not tell others about the assault, because they fear that they will not be believed or will be derogated (Abbey et al.,