In “Crime and Punishment: The saga of Richie Parker” published in Sports Illustrated, Gary Smith helps to explain just how many people are affected by a single sexual assault case. He does this in a very unique style by giving 12 sections explaining the incident from different points of view and the effects of a single crime. One person affected was Jill Agostino, the sports copy editor for Newsday. Her unnamed colleague had given her a copy of an article he was writing on Richie Parker and called asking if she liked it. Little did he know, stories like his were keeping her up at night, reminding her of the time she was raped nine years earlier. Agostino was enraged because people were sticking up for Parker, saying things like, “boys will
Violence is a constant, a catalyst for the cycle of life and death that has existed since the beginnings of life. However, humans have now, and have been, using violence for senseless pain and suffering. __ In James Gilligan’s novel, Preventing Violence, Gilligan discusses that a major cause of violence is feelings of shame, which usually roots from social factors and views of masculinity. Shame, the most common feeling behind violence, is feeling a lack of self-pride and humiliation.
In a society that is heavily influenced by mass media, women are repeatedly compartmentalized into unrealistic, and often degrading standards of appearance and sexuality. Doris Bazzini’s research on magazines and Caroline Heldman’s blog explores themes related to a woman’s appearance, while Jessica Valenti elaborates on the concept of virginity in her essay titled, “The Purity Myth”. Despite the diversity in scope when it comes to womanhood, there is a numerous set of expectations that a female must fit in order to be “ideal”. However, this checklist is so specific and debasing that it renders the criteria useless. The three main pre-requisites in being the ideal woman include physical attractiveness, sexual accessibility, and purity. The pressure
‘Common Decency’ written by Susan Jacoby, an American author, was originally published in the New York Times in April 1991. The main idea of Jacoby’s essay “Common Decency “ which was a written response to Camille Pagalia’s book “Sexual Personae “deals with the controversy over “date rape” and mixed signals between men and women. According to Jacoby, “Most date rapes do not happen because a man honestly mistakes a woman’s “no” for “yes” or a “maybe”. They occur because a minority of men –an ugly minority, to be sure –can’t stand to take “no” for an answer” (585). In her thesis, the author is stating that there is no such thing as accidental rape and the only reason it happens is because a few men act out violently when they are rejected.
In the short story “Lust”, by Susan Minot, the author argues the differences between male and female sexual fluidity and the objectifications of the female body in a patriarchal system that favors male dominance. The intimate yet disconnected stories of the narrator and her male counterparts emulate a level of misguidance and disturbance between the participants involved. The young men are mentioned and described briefly, with specifications to their behavior and treatment of the narrator. Minot’s expositions reflect many moral and cultural issues that have emerged within mainstream media concerning sexual assault and blatant misogyny towards women. Similarly, in the USATODAY article, “Rose McGowan: It 's time everyone 'shut up and listen”, written by Alia E. Dastagir, the author details the experiences of women who have been sexually objectified and who are presently involved within the #MeToo movement. As well as specifies the sexual abuse of actress Rose McGowan’s and her decision to break her silence and willingly share her experience about her sexual assault perpetrated by her sexual predator, Harvey Weinstein. This paper will compare Minot’s short story and the relation it has to the emotional stories carried by women such as Rose McGowan, who too suffer from sexually abused experiences. The textual evidence gathered will explore how the story of the narrator in “Lust”, bridges a connection through the cries of sexually exploited women within the #MeToo movement and
In chapter nine of his book The Macho Paradox, Jackson Katz states the point that “It takes a Village to Rape a Women”, the point he is getting across, is that are culture is so caught up in its ways, that rape and violence against women is almost becoming a normal thing or something that is not as big as a problem as it should be. He gives a few examples of this in our American culture. One example is the sexual allegations that were brought up against NBA basketball player for the L.A. Lakers, Kobe Bryant. In this case, “the explosion of victim-blaming unleashed” (Katz, 2006, 154). Instead of blaming the person who was accused (a very popular and loved NBA All-Star), people started to point the finger at the nineteen-year-old who blamed Bryant for sexually assaulting her asking questions like: “Why did she go up to his room? Didn’t she know what to expect?” (Katz, 2006, 154). It seemed like the majority of people were on Bryant’s side of things just because of the fact that he was a popular (powerful) male athlete that most people loved, and because of that people could not see him raping anyone. Another example of a celebrity who has purposely or un-purposely perpetuated rape in today’s culture is rapper Eminem. In many of his raps, Eminem uses extremely vaguer and violent language, mainly against women. Talking about “cutting”, “throat-slitting murder”, and even raping them, to so-say “shut them up”. However, some do not see this as a larger problem as Eminem, like many
Research studies show that evidence-based practice (EBP) leads to higher quality care, improved patient outcomes, reduced costs, and greater nurse satisfaction than traditional approaches to care.1-5 Despite these favorable findings, many nurses remain inconsistent in their implementation of evidence-based care.
Continuing to major section II, the researcher developed a theoretical perspective including a literature review. The researcher had to know what the current base of knowledge was to make a contribution to the topic. MSH and DMH websites provided information about their mission; as well as their services. With the subject of funding mental health care being a hot topic right now, the researcher was able to get a considerable amount of information from agency documents and reports; as well as the local media. The researcher also used scholarly peer-reviewed secondary sources from Belhaven’s online library databases.
Rape myths are inaccurate believes that are widely held. They are able to provide people with a false sense of protection by undermining the severity of the action or even oppose that fact that its happened. “Rape myths underlie and fuel violence against women and inform the negative societal reactions to those who have been sexually assaulted.” (Du Mont & Parnis 102) When talking about the case of R v. Ewanchuk we can notice the use of rape myths in order to justify the act of sexual assault towards the young women. Mr. Justice McClung’s was the judge in this cases and had many myths of why this young women was assaulted. He stated “the complainant did not present herself …. [to the accused] in a bonnet and crinolines.” ( Du Mont & Parnis 105) As you see here already fingers are point at the women for not being dressed to a certain degree and that its because of this Ewanchuk had sexual assault her, Mr. Justice McClung also states that “Mr. Ewanchuk’s behaviour was an expression of romantic intentions … far less criminal than hormonal.” ( Du Mont & Parnis 106) In this statement we may not see the use of rape myths but this shows how he is trying to diminish the severity of the sexual assault and underline the fact that the women had made Ewanchuk’s hormones act a certain way. When talking about rape myths you will
The R.v. Ewanchuck (1999) case is a case that shook the Canadian criminal justice system and is considered by feminists a victory because the judge’s decision reflected rape myths and the case is being praised with addressing rape myths in the criminal justice system. The details of the case are; Ewanchuck invited a 17 year- old woman into his van for a job interview ( Dumont, 1999, p. 102-109). After the job interview concluded, Ewanchuck insisted that the woman see his paintings, which were in a trailer behind the van ( Dumont, 1999, p. 102-109). Ewanchuck then took the woman inside the trailer and began to make a series of sexual advances ( Dumont, 1999, p. 102-109). Every time, the woman would say “no” Ewanchuck would stop and then continue
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.
I chose, Settling Sown and Aging Out: Toward an Interactionist Theory of Desistance and the Transition to Adulthood by Massoglia & Uggen (2010), due to the extremely thorough nature of the research that was conducted. The criminal justice system has always been focused on delinquency as well as desistance, and in this study the researchers brought in numerous hypotheses to test, to determine what exactly enables the aging out process. The interesting aspect of this literature, not only that is connects with desistance which we have learned about this semester, it incorporates life course aspects and variables that occur in people’s lives that possibly play a role in desistance.
Rape is something that happens to both men and women every day all around no matter your gender it a very scary experience for people because it can affect them both physically and mentally. It is very traumatizing if the victim knows her abuser because that can make it difficult for a person to trust anyone in life especially the opposite sex. This was seen in Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones, where each character dealt with grief in their own unique ways. In the book, the Salmon’s family lost their beloved fourteen Susie, who was kidnapped raped and murdered by her next door neighbor. Each character in this book dealt with grief and trauma in their own way. Susie’s father Jack was very angry and wanted to take revenge on the person who murdered
Retaliation can include sharing personal photos with others, spreading rumors that will affect her in the future, etc. (Burgess et al., pg.339). The guilt and blame is a factor that contributes to not reporting rape. Research conducted by (Frese, Moya, & Megias, 2004) suggests women feel guilty and blame themselves because they believe it was their actions or their attire that contributed to the rape (Burgess et al., pg.377). Their guilt and blame may also come from friends and family, their friends and family may ask questions that may have to deal with the people who were invited or if the victim was drinking with someone he or she knew or did not know. The victim begins to believe it is their fault and maybe if they take certain actions, the rape would not have occurred (Burgess et al.,
Early attempts at studying victim behavior involved the development of typologies that allowed victimol-ogists to determine who was most responsible for the criminal incident offender or victim. For instance,