The Importance Of Rape And Sexual Violence

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Rape and sexual violence affects millions of people each year. Anyone, regardless of race, gender, or sexuality can experience these tragedies. Rape is someone taking advantage of someone sexually. Sexual assault can be verbal, physical, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Sexual assault and rape are serious social and widespread health issues. Women are overwhelmingly the victims of these actions, while men are nearly always the perpetrators. This can be proven when analyzing how women clearly do not experience equality in regards to gender hierarchy, the prevalent abuse of power by men in the workplace, and the underreporting of sexual violence and how it is rarely seriously prosecuted.

In regard to gender hierarchy, women clearly do not experience equality. A case involving a Stanford swimmer, Brock Turner, who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman and only served three months in prison, shows the lack of justice for women. Brock Turner stated that he blamed the consumption of alcohol for his actions. The victim was also intoxicated so she was not able to give proper consent which means Turner was guilty (Robbins 2). While the court punished him, he was minorly penalized because of his growing future. Men should not be given leeway based on their contributions in society. This is equitable to women who experience these situations and suffer physically, emotionally, and psychologically (Baker 10).
Men are not disciplined

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