While living there she claims to have been raped (not by her grandparents) and became pregnant. As a result of her young pregnancy, her grandparents kicked her out, but eventually she gave up the child and moved back into their residence. However, after more family hardships Wuornos began living on her own and began to engage in prostitution to acquire money to survive. She was also engaging in heavy drug abuse. Given all of that information I would have to say that Wuornos experienced a very traumatic upbringing and that it could have affected her immensely.
She has to stand up for herself but hide her doings to avoid getting caught. She often feels like her family doesn’t care about her due to their choices. Jeannette didn’t grow up knowing how to steal or fight but she learned it along the way. She knew they couldn’t get pulled over because her father had stolen plates off another vehicle. She also saw her parents steal money from a casino in Las Vegas.
The theories relate to Carla 's case of victimization would be, lifestyle theory posits that individuals place themselves in harm’s way by their lifestyle choices. Carla put herself in harm’s way by jogging at night by herself. Her may have lived a risking lifestyle she clearly liked smoking weed with her boyfriend. Also Deviant place theory would work to because Carla doesn’t live in bad area. The area’s around Carla’s house was safe but Casey lived in a dilapidated apartment complex that was mostly hidden off the main road, between a bar called Bikers-R-Us and a two-story county office complex used by probation officers and drug rehab counselors.
The book written by Masha Gessen is one that seems to fit into the continuing timeline of revolt against the government due to undesirable circumstances. It is quite evident as the book goes on that the members of Pussy Riot were not fond of Putin or the patriarchal system. There is an incredible amount of detail following these women and their lives before and after the arrest, even individually analyzing the three women that were arrested. The background stories of the women’s parents were intriguing because they had been raised by grandparents and it seemed that this was how they were also raising their own children. The incident in the Cathedral of Christ, however, was the performance that garnered national attention and widespread support.
Her existence in their house hold consisted of being a sex slave to Cameron. She was abused brutally, raped multiple times a day, and had no interaction with the outside world; she was kept in a coffin when she was not being tortured for seven years. Hooker forced Colleen to sign a contract that gave up all of her individual rights to her body, much like a submissive. However, he did allow her to work for him by doing chores and taking care of their daughter. Hooker also gave her permission to send letters and meet up with her family to convince them that she was living her life with a new boyfriend.
Born February 29, 1956, to her 15 yr. old mother Diane, Aileen Carol (Pittman) Wuornos would go on to lead a troubled and trying existence. Abandoned by her mother to be raised by her grandparents, Wuornos and her older brother would be raised by a distant grandmother and an abusive alcoholic grandfather. Raised devoid of warmth and affection, Wuornos, who was subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of her grandfather and brother, would go on in her early years to use sex as a means to fit in with other youths and get money for beer and drugs (Blanco, J. I., n.d.) After an alleged rape, which resulted in a pregnancy, Wuornos was sent to a home for unwed mothers and forced to give the child up for adoption. Once released, Wuornos would be banned from her grandparents’ home after the death of her grandmother as her grandfather reportedly advised her he could no longer deal with her (“Aileen Wuornos Biography”, n.d.). Alone and forced to live on the streets, Wuornos resorted to the only means of supporting herself she knew, prostitution and theft.
O’Brien’s experience in jail is quite similar to that of 1994 American drama film The Shawshank Redemption, as shown in the picture above. The Shawshank Redemption centers on the story about a young banker named Andy Dufresne whose life had changed after being sentenced to Shawshank State Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and his lover, although he claims innocence. During his time in prison, he befriends Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding and tries to find a way to escape prison. Andy also renovates the prison library and works with Norton, the warden, for his money-laundering
Sydni Lashley Ms. Milliner EES21QH-03 10/18/16 In the novel The Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood writes about a once America becoming a totalitarian government. The narrator is Offred and she is a handmaid, handmaids bear the rich and highly acclaimed people’s children. She’s telling the story of her everyday life and sometimes she’ll retrospect. In this new America they took away all the rights of women, they are basically sex slaves and baby machines. Most of the women aren't allowed to read, they took away their voices, personality, and individualism.
My name is Babazile Jessica Zondi; I am seventeen years old of age. I am a student at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and I am also a citizen concerned about the injustice of Elsie Morare’s arrest. Elsie killed her abusive husband by strangling him with the help of her nephew and his friend; she believed that was the ‘only way to end the abuse’. It must have taken a lot of abuse for her to believe that the only way to end the abuse was through strangling him. I am writing to ask that Elsie Morare is pardoned from the rest of her sentence.
First of all, a while ago an interracial couple from Virginia was banished from the state because of their marriage, so they took the issue to the Supreme Court. “ Mildred Loving, a black woman whose anger over being banished from Virginia for marrying a white man led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling overturning state miscegenation laws” (Martinmay 1). This shows that this couple was strong throughout their life, and they made it easier by defeating the injustice. Since they were married and were different races, it was illegal. They both saw it as unfair, especially since they were banned from Virginia just because of their marriage.
In Piper Kerman’s novel, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women 's Prison, the reader gets to unravel the failed, upturned life of a Ms. Piper Kerman, who ended up in prison for a year for smuggling money a gang earned from selling drugs into Europe. Piper was a graduate from Smith college, but felt her life remained jaded and wanted some adventure in it, which lead her to meet a woman named Nora. She promised Piper that she would have her by her side for her trip all over the globe. Nora worked as an African drug dealer that made cargos of money. She decided to have Piper along to prevent herself from becoming lonesome.
Her mother was legally blind and a schizophrenic, which qualifies their family for welfare to only pay for her parents’ drug ritual. Throughout, the years of drugs the girls are brought around other users and Liz receives abuse from Ron while her mother is gone to the liquor store one night. Her mother also eventually breaks the news to Liz that she has HIV. The drugs drive a wedge in between her parents which leads them to separation. This seems to really affect Liz along with the new diagnosis of her mom.
Elisabeth Wiese, 52, worked as a mid-wife when she was younger, but that ended when it was found out that she was preforming abortions; which was illegal. She later went to prison after being convicted for various crimes. Once she was released from prison, Elisabeth looked after children who’s mothers couldn’t take care of them anymore; as well as children born out of wedlock. The mothers would have to pay a fee, which would be given to the parents who adopted their child. From time to time, Elisabeth would keep the money and the child wouldn’t be adopted.
Lucious Lyon grew up in the streets of Philadelphia at the age of nine. His mother struggles with bipolar disorder and had a few episodes in front of Lucious. Lucious experienced abuse, seen his mother put a gun to her head, and also seen his father got shot and killed by the nation of Islam. Lucious mother ends up in a psychiatric home while he ended up an orphan home. At the age of nine Lucious began to sell drugs as an orphan to support himself.
Janice was put into a mental institute. But Stabler and Benson was not done. They went to the jail where Janice’s sister was located and talked to her cellmate. Come to find out, she was reading a book about multiple personality disorder and was telling Janice how to fool people. Both Janice and her sister was arrested for killing their parents.