As they were pieces of property in the army, many of the girls were demanded to do much worse of actions. In the article, “Social Issues: Child Soldiers,” written by Michelle Steel, it explains the actions that the girls were forced to do to keep the leader pleased. For example, Steel wrote, “Girls not only fight on the front lines but provide domestic labor and serve as ‘wives.’ From the age of 13 they may be given to boy soldiers or adult commanders. They have no choice: those who refuse are killed or raped.”
I have read half of this book before and remember the book explaining educating everyone to value women and there being much talk about ending rape and punishments. I also thought the statistics should have been organized better because the statistics and facts kept jumping around to new topics of rape. I also understand it is difficult to put all of the research in a power point, because I also struggled with deciding what I should put in mine. Lastly, rape is a major issue in the United States and other countries and I believe this topic was very board and a certain aspect of rape should have been researched
This event shows the readers how deeply slavery has affected its victims psychologically and how the memories of slavery can impact those who weren't even slaves themselves. Sethe, upon hearing that Schoolteacher was coming to 124, attempted to kill each of her children, only succeeding in killing Beloved. She did this because she was under the assumption that Schoolteacher was coming to 124 to force Sethe and her children into a life of slavery, even though the Civil War was over, and Sethe refused to let that happen. Sethe believed, and still believes, that death is a better alternative than a life of slavery. Murder is a mortal sin, and it is something that has and will always be something that a civilization holds to be wrong.
Before graduating from college, Sebold fought long and hard to bring justice to herself and to many women like her, rape victims, and women whose lives were forever changed by the pain of male aggression and forceful domination. Sebold was walking along a street just outside her college campus in syracuse when she spotted her rapist and she immediately went all the way back to the safety of her campus dorm and contacted the police to give her statement and report him. For many women who are victims of sexual abuse, seeing their rapist or abuser behind bars is not an option but Alice Sebold did not want to become another forgotten case in a filing cabinet as “closed” or “unsolved”, she wanted justice for herself and for all women like her and she was willing to do all it took to make sure she got it. However, a case study done by RAINN states that “Out of every 1000 instances of rape, only 13 cases get referred to a prosecutor, and only 7 cases will lead to a felony conviction.” (Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Incident-Based Reporting System, 2012-2014 (2015)).
“Two years into the uprising, and after many women being arrested, families started to fear for their daughters especially when reports started spreading of an increase in sexual assaults and rape cases practiced by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF),” said Fadwa Al-Labadi. “The biggest obstacle that challenged women’s participation later on was the evolvement of Hamas as a political power on the street. They used to prevent women from participating in the actions of the uprising unless they met several standards of decency.” At the late years of the First Intifada, women’s participation slowed down and started disappearing by the intervention of “political leadership abroad, the beginning of negotiations and the institutionalizing of the Palestinian struggle”.
Should we be “Taking Refuge in “How:” Dissecting the Motives Behind Cholly’s Rape in The Bluest Eye”. Rebecca Andrews talks about the actions of cholly is the bluest eye are unacceptable but understandable. In the The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, Cholly, one of the main characters rapes his daughter Pecola. Now in this article by Rebecca Andrews, she talks about how the events in the past of Cholly are the reasons why he raped his daughter. The actions that happen in the past are do not explain what we do in the future; it may impact the choices we make but in the end it comes down to our choices.
In addition, she learned that there was always another way to solve a problem; especially, when it came to the issue on whether girls could attend school or not. However, it would seem impossible as a more powerful figure appeared and began to judge girls that attended school. The Radio Mullah would become an influential spokesperson and manipulate thousands of people into becoming a part of the Taliban. As a case in point, “Then the Radio Mullah turned his attention to schools. He began speaking against school administrators and congratulating girls by name who left school.
Later in the book we find out that, she is raped by her father, Cholly. Pecola’s curiosity to find and maintain Blue eyes causes her to lose her innocence as a child. Pecola’s parents also added to the problems she had to deal with, her parents were always fighting which ultimately led to Pecola becoming crazy. In the beginning the first time Pecola started paying attention to her physical ugliness was when her parents were fighting.
They believe that no matter what a person has done that they should never be tortured. Let’s take the example of Alyssa Bustamante and Elizabeth Olten. Alyssa (age 15) had been beaten, strangled, stabbed and slit Elizabeth’s (age 9) throat and wrists. For the simple reason of just wanting to know what it was like to kill someone or something.
In the article “On Punishment and Teen Killers” by Jennifer Jenkins the author explains the murder of her younger sister and how “She begged for the life of her unborn child as he shot her.” The killer of her sister showed no remorse while committing murder and that is something seen in psychopathic killers, whom never change their ways. Calling a child a psychopath is a giant claim that serves to show how a child that has already committed a crime this severe is not likely to change. In the same article Jenkins goes on to explain how she says “As a high school teacher, I have worked lovingly with teens all my life and I understand how hard it is to accept the reality that a 16 or 17 year old is capable of forming such requisite criminal intent.” Jenkins has worked with and knows that even they are capable of committing these harsh crimes at their age.
The investigation’s goal was to expose Neil Goldschmidt for his sexual affairs with a 14 year old girl. The author also helped people know how greatly these events impacted the girl. She was a smart girl with a strong ambition prior to the raping, but afterwards she dropped out of school, had many neurological diseases such as depression and post traumatic stress disorder, and was arrested numerous times due to possession of drugs (Jaquiss). Her life was completely ruined, yet she still looked up to Goldschmidt. ““I want to personally make sure you get shit for this,” she told Portland officer Clarence Lankis, according to his report.
To be in conflict with traditional society’s beliefs in 1996 is difficult for many to do; however, author Sapphire fights that battle to bring readers attention to some of the most provoking literature that shows the harsh reality of life. The novel, Push by Sapphire published in 1996 was showing the life a 16-year-old girl, African-American named Precious Jones, who was constantly being raped by her father and molested and abused by her mother. This caused both of her pregnancy at age 12 and again by age 16; later in the novel finding out she got AIDS on top of that all by her father. Sapphire has a way of showing the truth of racism through many elements in Push, displaying how Precious and many other characters struggle with everyday
Think rape and sexual assault cases are being handled seriously? 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted while pursuing a higher level education. Even when sexual cases are reported, colleges suppress them, deliberately deny victims their trauma, and encourage the victims to "keep quiet" in order to preserve their institution 's reputation/brand. I recommend everyone (especially parents and future/current college students) to watch The Hunting Ground, an outstanding documentary regarding this current epidemic, found on Netflix and other sources. I couldn 't help but become infuriated while watching this documentary.
This memoir talks about events that occurred in Iran that are unbeknownst to most Americans. And yet, this is book is in the top five of the ALA banned books list for 2014. One of the main reasons for this call to arms is the sexual promiscuity and sexually explicit content that was throughout the book according to Chicago Public Schools. Marjane, when talking to one of her peers about birth control in the novel, is met with great amounts of opposition by everybody else in the class. To this opposition she retorts that “[her] body is her own” (308) and that it is her discretion to choose with whom she lays.
A book that I recently read that showed a reflection of my self-understanding was Missoula by Jon Krakauer because it extended my perspective on women’s safety on college campuses. The book Missoula shares stories of five women who were sexually assaulted at the University of Montana, Missoula and follows their cases all the way to trial. As a girl who has always been told that a college education is necessary to succeed in life, the idea that colleges arent safe for me felt like a secret that I wasnt allowed to know until I experienced it for myself. Reading the statistics and seeing how all of the rapists walked away unpunished strengthened my understanding of the fact that sexual assault is a normal occurance on college campuses.