condemn those who were actively seeking sexual encounters. American’s sex lives seemed to be a subject undergoing intense studying; so instead of sex being a liberty, it was something that was being taunted and restricted. Sex also became a cover up to harass minorities. The sex restrictions being placed were going into specifics on how certain individuals, should and should not have sex. For example, the sodomy laws in the United States banned oral and anal sex; if we think about it more thoroughly, members of the LGBTQ community were mostly engaging in those sexual activities.
More information and resources need to be widely available not only to those who were raped as males but everyone. Without it many will suffer in silence, bottling up what happened to them, turn to substance abuse to cope with mental health disorders. All of this may lead to the feeling of being trapped, hopeless, or alone. Leading them to an even worse state of mental health, which they may try to escape by suicidal thoughts or actions. Males suicide rates have been extremely high, in 2009, in Canada alone there were 2989 reported cases of male suicide.
The main focus of this journal article is how transgender prisoners are mentally and physically denied the right to pass as women in a prison meant solely for men. Jenness and Fenstermaker (2014) state that these transgender inmates have to be definite in their femininity so as to receive a form of ‘recognition’ and ‘belonging’ of their chosen gender, and even then it is difficult as they are in a men’s prison and are therefore understood to be as ‘male’. This immediately serves as a Human Right’s concern, as even prisoners have the right and privilege to be whomsoever they want to be. Jenness and Fenstermaker (2014) argue that although every human possess that right, transgender prisoners being sexually assaulted is 13 times more likely than
Prisoners can be sent to Special Housing Units for a wide variety of reasons, among those being minor and non-violent transgressions. Consequently, solitary confinement is experienced by a high percentage of prisoners, including those that are especially susceptible to extreme isolation like juveniles, the elderly, and people with mental illnesses or substance abuse problems. Statement of the Problem During the past few years, the numbers of supermax prisons have increased in many countries, especially in North America. Supermax prisons are said to be a solution to keep the most dangerous and violent prisoners that pose a threat to other individuals including inmates and the society that they live in. However, it has posed a threat to the inmates’ sanity, which can cause negative mental effects such as self-harm, anxiety, and irrational anger.
This is biased-based policing and not permitted to happen in any of the states in America. Many of the areas that individuals yell racial profiling are destitute high crime areas, which typically have a large African American community. This would make it seem as though the police harassing African Americans, even though they are not. According to Dempsey and Forst, “biased-based policing is a form of discrimination that singles out people of racial or ethnic group due to the belief that these groups are more likely than others to commit certain types of crimes” (335). If one wants to look at this closer than one would need to go back to the UCR that shows that it is not African
Kirsten Amato Jamie Poole EH 102-121 October 8, 2014 Word Count: 798 Summarizing and Analyzing “What is Rape Culture” By BuzzFeed About two-thirds of rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. In “What is Rape Culture” by Heben Nigatu, Jessica Testa, and Ryan Broderick of the BuzzFeed staff, they dispute the major problems with what rape culture has become. Rape culture is an idealist social norm that desensitizes sexual violence. When most people think of sexual violence they think of women being assaulted, but rape culture involves men being assaulted too. Rape culture has also changed the meaning of “no”, which in this society can mean “maybe” or “try harder” leaving both people wondering whether consent was actually given.
They have multiple stereotypes and misconceptions that are associated with them; theses associations are made up by the offenders or individuals in general. Individuals need a better understanding of male probation officers because not all of them are intimidating. Stereotypes are the ugly truth, that become exaggerated. A person becomes stereotyped by the way they act and behave a certain way. Stereotypes consist of two people or more which create a group.
Sexual Abuse and Rape Culture Every year, rape costs the United States more than any other crime resulting in a total of $127 billion and $93 billion for sexual assault. Over the course of the past few months, we have heard numerous cases of sexual violence and abuse; these cases are astonishing because this is not something that should be ignored or dismissed. The stories told by victims have caught the attention of all people because it has become very prevalent in our society today. Countless women have been silenced by the authority of men, and these women have become too scared to speak out and seek accountability. This has gone on for too long and it has become less about sexual harassment but also about the abuse of power, especially
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
Sexual assault and abuse can have devastating impacts. Sexual assault is undesired sexual act by person which lead the partner to feel uncomfortable during the relationship. It contains: • forced sexual behavior like rape • stalking, human trafficking and exhibitionism • forcing someone to act humiliating sexual behavior by force These three types of violence are different levels of abuse, with much more kinds of violence which can’t be listed, all of them are damaging in their own ways (Domestic violence statistics 2017). Finally, and the most important point, is how to prevent family violence in our community. The first step if you know someone is being hurt, you should talk to them and tell them that you’re concerned about their safety, ask them to talk about what’s happening with them, let them know that what’s happening is a crime and it’s not their fault.
These laws, then, uphold old notions of chastity and virginity, while providing a weapon against men from social groups we do not like. They also deprive women in their mid and late teens of choice under the guise of protecting that choice. The highly “patriarchal and paternalistic” law is what Delgado sees an area for further revue. With the lack of women being charged for such crimes, he questions things such as pressured intercourse and sexual love involving two consenting individuals. He also believes that women are scarcely charged with statutory rape because it is how it “should be.
Studies have shown that women have reported histories of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, more than men which contribute to their mental instability. In 2005, 73.1 percent of women in state prisons had a mental health problem (Daniel, 2007). 80 percent of incarcerated women meet the criteria for at least one lifetime psychiatric disorder (Daniel, 2007). Substance abuse, dependence, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression appear to be the most common mental health problems for female inmates (Daniel, 2007). Incarcerated women have also shown a strong link between childhood abuse and adult mental health problems.
The victims who report their rapes are the ones who acknowledge it was rape and the rape that occurred was more violent (Burgess et al., pg.376). In other words, the rapes that included more violence included acts such as being held down, slapped around and seriously injured while on the other hand less violent rapes may include verbal abuse so victims may not acknowledge this is still rape even if they were not seriously injured (Burgess et al., pg.376). In addition, fear of the legal system is another reason of not reporting rape. The legal system can alter the victim’s decision to
What is Identities Under Siege: Lori A. Saffin describe it as Violence Against Transpersons of Color, which, result in victims being murdered and being imprisoned, which is mostly, trans women of color that have the greatest chance of coming in contact with systems of oppression (162). Some communities are racist and homophobic and often do not want trans women of color in their communities, which is a concern because their gender nonconformity keep them from getting gainful employment or education and make them a target for violence. There is also a risk of transpersons of Color coming in contact with different sexual diseases, rape, robbery and physical threats, because of the economic or the communities that they had to live in. In the black communities they are not looking at it as prejudices but as a survival skill for the black race (167). The LGBT and the African American have strong similaries with the long struggle for equality.
Prison gangs have been and are a growing problem. Prison organizations throughout the United States have tried many different strategies to address the issue of prison gang members. One of the problems is that gang members are more of a threat to the staff and other inmates than regular inmates who are not in a gang. The prisons have problems begin able to house certain serious offenders that need to be kept separate because of the limited spacing. Gangs in the prison have a higher disruption and incident rate then non gang members.