Positivity can affect not only one’s self, but those around them as well. In the face of responding to conflict, positivity can reduce stress and anxiety, help health, and provide a better environment. During times of conflict, positivity has been proven to reduce both stress and anxiety. In an article from the Mayo Clinic Staff, they commented that “Indeed, some studies show that personality traits such as optimism and pessimism can affect many areas of your well-being” (Mayo Clinic Staff).
“I lived through this horror, I can take the next thing that comes along” -Eleanor Roosevelt. Eleanor Roosevelt said this after visiting Pearl Harbor victims. She is willing to go past what others expect and try to do which can show she is hardworking. Eleanor is a great human being who is such a big help to others. UNICEF needs a spokesperson because Alyssa Milano is stepping down and Eleanor Roosevelt would be a great choice.
His casual approach to sexual violence mirrors the violence throughout 1984. In this scenario, the sexual violence is dehumanizing the woman in the movie, just like women are dehumanized by sexual assault in society today. Despite sometimes appearing as a foreign problem, the dismissal of sexual assault is very prominent in society today. The United States 45th president, Donald Trump, has allegedly sexually assaulted nineteen women (NPR). These accusations surfaced before his election and after he bragged about “grabbing p***y”.
Her desire, after the rape, is to repent for what ‘her people’, the colonizers, did to the indigenous South African people. She does this repenting by not reporting her rape to the police and agreeing to marry Petrus. After Lucy is raped, Laurie wants to go to the police straight away. However, Lucy surprises him by saying “David, when people ask, would you mind keeping to your own story, to what happened to you?”
The Program by Suzanne Young focuses on teen suicide and a new way to prevent the ‘epidemic’, by taking away memories, good or bad. After going through treatment ‘the returners’ are watched carefully and have trouble going back in to society. The Program is not making things better, it is making people curious and uneasy, no one that goes in ever comes out the
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.
In "On Being a Cripple", Nancy Maris focuses on how her life changed after she became a "cripple", and how society sees people with a disabilities. She starts out by explaining why she calls herself a "cripple", because she believes that it gives the best definition that best describes her. It also gives her confidence, and empowers her to face the hand that she was dealt, with “swagger”(29). She shares some of the hardships that she endured after she found out that she had multiple sclerosis. She mentions that her family has been a big part of her life, the support that she gets helps her get thought the day “Fatigued and infuriated, I bellow, I’m so sick of being crippled!
Lady Gaga's Til it Happens to You, a song about the battle and survival of sexual assault, can be considered relatable to relationships. The music video portrays scenes in which young college students become the victims of sexual assault. We can see the victims being unable to connect with their peers leaving them feelings isolated and alone, unable to connect with anyone in the outside world. The effects of rape can be long lasting and victims may suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder, "an anxiety disorder resulting from a traumatic event that can have a debilitating effect on a person's quality of life" (Welch 365). This kind of trauma could produce strain on future relationships between significant others, friends, family and peers.
We can also ensure victim’s safety by implementing stronger consequences against those accused of rape. Rape culture is commonly perpetrated by young men on college campuses. In a report published in 2015, it is stated that one in five women have experienced sexual assault while on a college campus (Luna 1). This is because young men are not taught that they do not have a right to women’s bodies. Rape is not spoken about in most American schools because it is considered a “taboo” topic, that in itself is considered rape culture.
The worst things came from this peer pressure. I have an experience and I know how it could be through my friend’s story. Peers influenced my friend to not go school and be a school hater student, go to parties, and date someone. After her parents knew that, she got into much trouble from her parents and from her friends.
By the 1990s, the college evolved into an institution of indoctrination with unyielding socialist and radical views, predominantly in gender politics. The situation peaked in 1993 after Antioch College’s infamous Sexual Offense Prevention Policy (SOPP) or (SOP) dictated that men would have to ask permission from women during each stage of seduction. The aim of the policy, created by feminist students, was to protect women from violence and rape n campuses. The historical event, created by Womyn of Antioch, was considered to be so bizarre that it received national headlines, and was used in a skit for a Saturday Night Live Television broadcast.
Maria Cabrera Documentary Reflection The Hunting Ground is a documentary film targeting the frequent sexual assaults on college campuses in the United States. Colleges across the United States have failed to meet justice for victims with confrontations. The film is concentrated on Annie. E. Clark and Andrea Pino, two graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who decided to file a complaint about their assaults while they were attending the University.
The five most important things I have learned throughout my semester in SOC 150 are about crime and perception of social problems, how fines and fees keep people in jails, about mobility and poverty, sexual assault on college campuses, and lastly about the school-to-prison pipeline. During our unit on crime I learned about the perception of a social problem in different parts of the country as well as to a single individual. The two readings about crime, “Crime Rates Have Plummeted” and “U.S. Crime Is Up but Americans Don’t Seem to Have Noticed” demonstrate that crime is a social problem to be interpreted differentially based on the person perceiving the problem. What happens with crime is that crime is more likely to be thought of as a social problem based on what the media is reporting. The media will broadcast the
Social Issue Identification and Discussion The major issue in the book “Speak” written by Laurie Halse Anderson is rape. Rape consist of so much more than the event itself, it consist of fear, loneliness, depression and all of the other emotions following the event. In today's day and age, rape culture is used in jokes, that makes it seem as if it is a normal thing that is inevitable when in reality is a problem that needs to be changed.