Linda Fairstein was named the director of the country’s first sex crimes prosecution unit in New York. According to Fairstein, Rape has always been viewed as a victim precipitated crime ex: it’s always her fault (Fairstein, Women Who Make America, Part 3). The year before Fairstein joined the office more than 1000 men were arrested for sexual assault however, only 18 of them were convicted. “Rape is nothing more or less than a process of conscious intimidation to keep women in a state of fear” (Brownmiller, “Women Who Make America”, Part
In Piper Kerman’s novel, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women 's Prison, the reader gets to unravel the failed, upturned life of a Ms. Piper Kerman, who ended up in prison for a year for smuggling money a gang earned from selling drugs into Europe. Piper was a graduate from Smith college, but felt her life remained jaded and wanted some adventure in it, which lead her to meet a woman named Nora. She promised Piper that she would have her by her side for her trip all over the globe. Nora worked as an African drug dealer that made cargos of money. She decided to have Piper along to prevent herself from becoming lonesome.
While reading the book, Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, I came across many issues and conflicts. In the story, a Pakistani woman named Mukhtar Mai was a victim of gang rape. Six men raped her as a punishment due to her brothers supposed relationship with a woman from another clan. Mukhtar says, “when I tried to call the police, I received death threats that I would be killed if I went to the police station.” In Joel Christie’s article, they talk about a Norwegian woman named Monika Korra who was a survivor of gang rape. Three men abducted and raped her on her way home from a party.
All of the female characters suffer through it on at least one occasion. When Cunegonde describes the attack on her family’s castle and her subsequent rape she states that it is “the customary way of doing things.” (23) The narrator describes another violent scene: “Girls who had been disemboweled after having sated the natural needs of some of the heroes were breathing their last.” (9) The rape of women is viewed as “natural” and the rapists are “heroes” of the story. This perspective highlights how little power women possessed at that time. The characters in Candide seem to accept the rape as an unfortunate, but common occurrence. Paquette is the only woman who seems to view her situation with any sort of bitterness.
This was the very break he’d been waiting for. The conviction hit her hard, and affected her career, causing her to loser her cabaret performer license. After several more brushes with the law and a continued heroin habit, Billie, “Lady Day” Holiday, released her biography, titled “Lady Sings the Blues”. The book depicted the struggles she had faced and her rise to fame. Shortly after the book was released, she once again faced arrest due to her drug usage.
Imagine living life in fear of being hanged or burned to death on accusation of witchcraft. This was the reality for countless men and women alike, during the Witch Trials of the mid-1600s. One such person was a homeless woman named Sarah Good. Good was considered a burden to society, therefore accused of witchcraft and sentenced to be hanged. Although she was pardoned until the birth of her child, that same child perished in prison before her execution (Jobe).
As proven by Nigel Jaquiss, muckraking is still out there in the world. Muckraking does still exist in 2016 in newspapers as demonstrated by Nigel Jaquiss’s three-part Willamette Week expose titled, “The 30 year secret; A crime, a cover up, and the way it shaped Oregon.” “On May 6, he confessed” (Jaquiss) This article helped prove that Neil Goldschmidt raped a 14 year old girl for three years, and covered up the crime. This article also showed the long term effects of sexual assault, by showing how terrible the girl’s life way following the assault (Jaquiss). This article was a great way to expose Goldschmidt for what he had done, and it proved that he should not be someone that the people of Oregon look
Mary Flora Bell was born May 26, 1957 strangled to death two little boys in Scotswood, Newcastle in a rural inner-city suburb. She grew up in an unstable home to her single parent mother Betty nee McCricket a prostitute who was often absent from the home. Her mother tried to kill her by feeding her pills as treats Mary endured sexual abuse her mother forced her at early age of four to engage in sexual acts with men. Family members recalled numerous counts how Betty had attempted to kill Mary and cover it up by making her death look accidently when she was younger. Mary who had been a chronic bed wetter was severely humiliated by her mother rubbing her daughter 's face in the pool of urine.
In this painting, which is oil on canvas, Judith is severing Holofernes head in good reason. In the biblical story, the Book of Judish tells of how Judith was stripped of her clothes and raped by Holofernes, whom was the Assyrian General. Judith later gets Holofernes drunk, and enticed him to bed. Only to execute her revenge. By cutting Holofernes's HEAD
Yimaj Sherif ENG 1520 Dr. James 20 July 2015 Arresting DNA June 25, 1999 Roger E Carlson sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint, raping her multiple times; the woman was taken to a hospital where a swab of semen was extracted from her. The woman suffered a traumatic experience and was forced to live with her rapist being out in the world free. It wasn’t until October of 2013 when the sample of DNA that was taken had a match. When Carlson was arrested, a second sample was to be tested to validate the first sample. According to the Indiana state forensic laboratory “in the absence of an identical twin, Roger E. Carlson is the source of the DNA profiles to a reasonable degree of scientific certainty.” When crimes are committed there leaves