The case of Muktaran Mai, who was ordered to gang rape and later was forced to walk half naked through the crowd was a vicious act vowed upon eye for an eye principal (NY Times, 2002). Mukhtaran statement that, ‘They did not have to use weapons to kill her, rape killed her’ identifies the intensity of the torture. Mukataran Mai took her case to the courts despite the constant threats from the complainant, where the justice was delayed and denied, acquitting five of the six accused in the rape case. Delays and the denial of justice in such cases generate trust deficit between people and official justice system and highlights a structural failing of the criminal justice system, according to Ali Dayan Hasan, a senior researcher at Human Rights Watch 's South Asia division. The outcome also represents the misogyny of Pakistan 's judicial system as it is impulsively unsympathetic to women.
Both would face a punishment of death sentence and the husbands of the victims were the only ones who could appeal to this sanction. This regulation was also applied to the early Hebrew law but with some exceptions. Women victims were given punishment if the assault occurred within the city. According to the law, the woman must scream and demonstrate lack of consent in order for the residents nearby to come and assist her. As opposed to this, if rape happened beyond the city’s boundaries, the woman’s punishment is lifted while the suspect is forced to marry the victim and pay her a bride price.
Many organizations have formed awareness and actions around issues relating to women’s sexuality. Feminists work to disprove rape myths and the stigma around them. In public perception sexual assaults do not class as “real rapes”. Brownmiller (1975) Another issue the third wave feminism wanted to solve was rape, in 2011 feminists introduced the Slut Walks. A police officer Michael Sanguinetti made a statement stating ‘women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.’ This Slut Walk movement caught on quickly with women being victimized by being called sluts, then all women must be sluts, regardless of what they may be wearing.
As previously mentioned, a woman shall be punished severely should she try to escape, bringing up the example of Dora being greatly threatened by her male boss. Following up to her subsequent escape from SecretBurgers to The Garden after being escorted by Adam One, she still sensed the dangers and perils from the male boss Blanco. “[...] Blanco would still be on the lookout for her, down on the pleeb streets - him and his two thug pals. No woman ever got away from him, was his boast. [...] It would take a publicly advertised gang rape or her head on a pole to wipe the slate.” The consequences of her rebellious action - that is kicking Blanco’s head “without even thinking” - is rather similar to those in The Handmaid’s Tale.
The women’s movement strike is about equal opportunity for women. These women came together with a common cause from more than 40 countries. They protested by not going to work even though some may not get paid. They are doing this to highlight women’s power within global economies. 80% of women do the grocery shopping in their household.
Sexual harassment, high rates of female genital cutting, and violence against women increased after the revolution. It has become unsafe for women to walk in the streets. With Mubarak stepping aside, chaos rose around the country. Women were even found guilty when they were being sexually assaulted as people found them dressed inappropriate. There was a clear absence of a higher power to punish these criminals.
The documentary, Half the Sky, is an eye-opening film on the injustices women experience in the world; during the film, the reporters travel to Sierra Leone. While there, they met with a young girl who had been raped by her uncle, which brought to light the fact that rape is considered to be disgraceful, not for the rapist but for the victim. The young girl in this situation chose to speak out about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was the one who suffered for it. Personally, I believe it was outrageous for her to have been kicked out of her own home for something that was forced upon her; to quote the documentary, “it is the victim that has the burden to prove herself innocent”, which although such a statement seems primitive, it
Can advertisements really cause violence in people’s lives? Jean Kilbourne’s “Two ways a Woman Can Get Hurt: Advertising and Violence” talks about how advertising and violence against women can cause women to be seen as objects. The author discusses how pornography has developed and is now part of social media, which glorifies its violence that permeates society encourages men to act towards women without respect. Kilbourne uses logical and emotional appeals as well as ethical arguments to effectively convince readers to ignore specific advertising techniques. Jean Kilbourne author has spent most of her professional life teaching and lecturing about the world of advertising.
In The Kite Runner, Rape Culture commonly happen in the novel, is a culture that society blamed on the victims of sexual assault and stabilizes male sexual violence. Usually, the rape of the victims are women, at this point, women are objectified as a payment to let the bus which Baba, Karim, Amir and other passengers rode pass the checkpoints where the Russian and Afghan soldiers work, which was shown “It’s his price for letting us pass.” (Hosseini 115) We can take another example of powerlessness of a woman in The Kite Runner is from When Soraya and her cousin both committed the same crime, but no one disregard his crime, “[Men] go out to nightclubs looking for meat and get their girlfriends pregnant, they have kids out wedlock and no one says a goddamn thing.” (Hosseini 179), whereas after she did something dishonored, “[Her] father showed up with a gun that night” (Hosseini 179) and “handed [her] a pair of scissors and calmly told [her] to cut off all [her] hair.” (Hosseini 179) The cutting of all her hair is to eradicate her sin but people can’t forget her sin and gossip her “nang” and “namoos”. (Hosseini 179) In this passage that we know how significant is honor to General Taheri. In Madame Bovary, on the other hand, Emma is well aware of the inferior status in which women find themselves in the fictional society. When Emma was pregnant, she wants her child to be son which is to take revenge on her powerlessness and revolt to the society.
n the video 51 pretty shocking facts that make things harder for very women you have ever met, The facts that Laci had stated basically sum up what we’ve been learning so far in this term. For instance, Laci points out facts on feminism, victim blaming, rape, and on gender roles. A photo in the video caught my attention the poster said, “Men get raped. Kids get raped. Were their tits showing too?” Because it refers to why rape myth 's exist.