Rape Renders One Silent The power of the voice is underrated. The ability to speak up for oneself is a vital tool, and without this ability, one is powerless. Victims of rape are often left voiceless. Laurie Halse Anderson tells the story of a silenced rape victim, Melinda, in her realistic-fiction novel Speak.
At the age of 15 she had given birth to a baby girl, the birth only allowed her pimp to have more control over her saying he would hurt or kill the baby if she had done something wrong. After the four excruciating years she was rescued in 2008 by an anti-trafficking group who were invading the city she was in. Now that Jacinto is 23 she has become an advocate against sex trafficking and human trafficking. She has made a statement that says, "These minors are being abducted, lured, and yanked away from their families. Don't just listen to me.
But the evidence was overwhelming and the reason he did it made no difference. The judge said it was one of the most horrific cases he’s ever dealt with and sentenced Moises to 25 years to life. 1 The Godfather of Matamoros Biography.com Adolfo Constanzo, also sometimes known as The Godfather of Matamoro was a Cuban-American drug dealer, serial killer, and cult leader who authorities believe may have murdered more than 20 people during the 1980’s. Adolfo was introduced to the dark world of voodoo and witchcraft by his mother.
Everything was falling into place for the West’s, even some extra enjoyment from the 12 murders that they both committed. Fred West was the second oldest of eight children. Fred’s father was accused of having sexual relationships with his children, taught Fred bestiality, and his mother would sexually abuse him at a young age (Fred West Biography, 2015). During police interviews Fred mentioned incent was highly accepted and his father would tell him, “Do what you want, just don’t get caught doing it” (Boduszek & Hyland,
Stories are often on the news of women getting sexually abused or raped while they are under drug influence or not. It is a recurring tragic event that somehow cannot be stopped. People seem to wonder why and who would do such a crime. Pat Basley argues and questions in his cartoon on why would Brock Allen Turner rape a girl. He wraps up his argument up with the title “White Jock Rapist,” and lists his personal best scores of being a well known swimmer.
When Mayella said she was raped, everybody including the jury had sympathy for her. This also allows her power for she is a woman. In conclusion, Mayella Ewell is significantly powerful in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. In the first place Tom Robinson wasn’t going to win given that Mayella had an advantage in Race, Class, plus Gender.
She was always in and out of jail”. (Neri 21) This shows that as Yummy has been growing up, there are many negative influences around him. From both his parents always being in jail, leads Yummy into doing bad things. Yummy parents were not there to gear him toward the right path.
According to the 2014 Senate survey, only 41% of all universities initiated investigations into sexual assault claims in the last five years (Dockterman, 2015). Once it became evident education institutions were not respecting their responsibility to maintain a safe and beneficial environment, advocates began to take strides to address the problem. “Til It Happens to You” was originally written by, Lady Gaga and Diane Warren, for Kirby Dick’s documentary The Hunting Ground. A film, which revealed rape crimes on U.S college campuses, their institutional cover- ups and the everlasting effects the assaults left on the students and their families. Later in the year, the writers worked with film director, Catherine Hardwicke, to produce a PSA illustrating the sexual violence occurring in educational institutions across the nation.
“Life, woman, life is God 's most precious gift; no principle, however glorious, may justify the taking of it” (Miller 132). In the months of February 1692 to May of 1693, more than 200 people were falsely accused of witchcraft, 20 of them being brutally executed, including two dogs, creating a craze for witchcraft hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts. In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Abigail Williams, a twelve year old girl, is seen as the initiator in Salem’s trials. In the 17th century, women’s rights were faint, as women were seen as the weaker link of the two genders. So when Abigail Williams was asked who afflicted her cousin, Betty, she was quick to point fingers to her uncle’s Barbadian slave, Tituba.
Starting with executing a plan to decrease the number of untested rape kits. “In August 2009, approximately 11,000 sexual assault were found in a Detroit police department storage facility, the vast majority of which had never been tested for DNA evidence” (Campbell, Shaw 151). Unfortunately, Detroit is not the only city in America with thousands of untested rape kits are lined up along shelves in crime labs unknown. Even the labs right here in Greenville, South Carolina are guilty of neglecting kits.
They then reported what happened, later on that night Banks was arrested. On January 3, 2002 they charged Banks with two counts of forcible rape and one count of sodomy with a special circumstance of kidnapping. Banks was facing a potential prison term of 41 years to life, he pleaded no contest on July 8,2003. He was then only sentenced to 6 years. In 2006 Banks filed a petition on how there was no biological evidence that he had raped her.
prior to his arrest. Then he landed a gig as a judge on “America’s Best Dance Crew” the mother of the 15 yr. old came forward demanding money for he silence, and when the demands weren’t met she moved forward again but this time she filed a police report. On August 16, 2011, Shane pleaded no contest to a single felony count of having unlawful sex with a minor under 16. He was sentenced to 270 days in the county jail and five years for probation, he also had to attend 52 sessions of sex-offender counseling.
Sexual Assault is a horrible problem in the United States. On average, 1 in 5 women in the United States has reported being raped at least once in her life. In addition, 78.7% of women reported that their rape occurred before they turned 25, and 40.4% reported that their rape happened before they turned 18 (Itzin 2430). The sexual objectification of women in our society contributes to rape culture that allows sexual assault to happen. In addition, rape victims often do not report their rape due to victim blaming, which is also a part of rape culture.
“They are all innocent until proven guilty. But not me. I am a liar until I am proven honest. (O’Neill)” Over the past few years, rape cases have been appearing more often.