Many people are quick to say that it will not happen to them, yet the statistics are shockingly high, especially for women, meaning that anyone can become a victim. Rana Sampson, a national problem-oriented policing consultant, reports that “women ages 16 to 24 experience rape at rates four times higher than the assault rate of all women making the college (and high school) years the most vulnerable for women.” This reveals how important it is that students should be taught to be aware of sexual assault so they can be able to identify it, stop it, and report it. Furthermore, most students believe they are safe from sexual predators, however, they are undoubtedly unaware that the attackers are typically acquaintances of the victim. According to a survey conducted by psychologist Mary Koss and her colleagues, 84% of those raped claimed to have known their attacker as prior to the incident, typically as a normal friend (Curtis). It is a common misperception that victims of acquaintance rape lie because they have regrets after consensual sex, however acquaintance rape is not a lie and it occurs to many students in America.
Victim-blaming has been in the limelight within society for centuries, yet women are still asked whether the “unwanted sexual comments or advances” (Curtis, 1974, p.594-605) from men was their fault. This assignment will critically evaluate the influence that victimology and positivism has made to our understanding of sexual assault. It will first consider key ideas about why sexual assault victims are blamed for their ordeal, the key ideas from a selection of theorists within criminology, such as Wolfgang, Von Hentig, and Marshall and Barbarees will be selected upon. The third part of my assignment will compare and contrast these key ideas to identify whether our understanding of sexual assault has improved due to the critical assessment of theories. The radical feminist view on sexual assault theory’s “is fundamentally an aggressive rather than a sexual act, that its motivation and dynamics arise out of hostility rather than sexual need” (Melani & Fodaski, 1974, p.82).
It can have a lot of effects on women that are force an abducted to this trafficking, prostitution dirty system. The evidence presented has shown that human trafficking won 't stop till nobody wants sex anymore. Human trafficking is wrong and legalizing prostitution would not help out the the situation, and it would just make sex trafficking more dangerous that could affect women and children mainly around the
Some may believe that this novel was to entertain the audience or persuade the reader to be more active or vigilant about global issues around the world . However, most agree that this is something that needs to be addressed on bigger scale because it 's a crime. Patricia McCormick wrote Sold to exploit the world for paying attention to the wrongs things , and not paying to attention to anything but themselves . She also writes Sold to find out more about the sexual system , and what happens to these girls that are getting abducted into labor while thinking otherwise most of the time. Lastly she wrote sold to find out more about Human trafficking and how it happens so often.
With this in mind I would like to ultimately thank Laurie Halse Anderson as she did a wonderful job in portraying a young girl’s struggles. I would like to assume that rape is a more common occurrence for teenage girls than most people might think. It is just not talked about and therefore considered controversial. Still, this book captures the importance of raising awareness in a world with many issues. Let’s hope we can erase these injustices one
American government and societies are enforcing underage prostitution by increasing demand to have sex with young girls, criticizing victims as criminals and ignoring sex trafficking. The societies are not willing to rescue victims because they think it was their decision of going into prostitution or it is too risky. Some girls make this decision, but many of them are trafficked and enforced into prostitution. In the popular article titled, “Human Trafficking: A Misunderstood Global Scourge,” Stephanie states, “Often, girls who end up in prostitution are already vulnerable – they are abuse victims, come from unstable homes, have run away, or suffer mental impairments. Others are simply naive, susceptible to manipulation of a pimp, who often
Domestic violence is an issue in the United States and numerous cases remain unreported. Many Studies have established a relationship between culture and violence Many researchers have examined the issue of domestic violence to answer their hypothesis and possibly come out with a recommendation to minimize the harm. Domestic violence causes a lot of harm in a relationship and the victim at the end can probably commit suicide or have psychological problems. This report is aimed to understand the reasons why Latina women are victims of domestic violence, figure out if it is cultural and common among other race. Researchers have associated the root of domestic violence among Latina women as acculturation and lack of help seeking because those
Although they may be seen as being more likely due to their race, religion, social class, gender, age and sexuality, it does not mean they are to blame for the offence against them. The blame, in feminists eyes, always lies with the perpetrator, and not the victim. Unfortunately due to rape myths being so prevalent, it means it affects the reporting rate, and makes victims fear coming forward due to the backlash they may receive. However, the reporting rate for rapes are rising. The Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) reported that, at the end of March 2015, there had been a rise of 37% of sexual offences, and in particular there had been 29,265 reports of rape, which was at the highest level since the introduction of the National Crime
This campaign focuses on certain goals that seem very plausible but yet are not being implemented by society. First, one goal is to “recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault” (It 's On Us, 2015). While this seems like an obvious concept, many fail to recognize this fact or ignore it. Another goal is to “create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported” (It 's On Us, 2015). It is a common misconception that females provoke their victimization by “asking for it.” Whether one is wearing revealing clothing or is intoxicated, this is never a reason to think that sexual assault is acceptable.
According to Utilitarianism the decision would be for whatever would bring the majority of the people the most pleasure. I thing that one would have to know the circumstances around the rape to accurately gage what the population would want, as well as the geographic area. For instance if the rape took place in a highly liberal place like Vermont the idea of having to bear a pregnancy that was the product of rape may cause many liberal people who believe in the a woman’s right to choose great anxiety and stress. What if the rape was highly public and the rapist was a terrorist and hated by the majority. I am really stretching here but that may cause the mood to sway toward abortion of the pregnancy.