Oftentimes, when women of color are raped, society (the people and its laws) loves to either victim-blame or devalue the incident. A feminist analysis would be that “women of color are constructed as two opposing types of beings: the overtly sexual woman of color who as asking for it, or the innocent victim who needs protection from the men in her own horribly misogynistic communi...
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...she said, “No you have it all wrong.” However, Bill proceeded to assault her because he wanted to. Rape is a choice, not a misunderstanding. Could Yasmine have been more direct with Bill by stating, “I do not want to have sex with you tonight?” Yes she could have, but that is beside the point. No means no.
In conclusion, Yasmine’s story can be any woman’s story. Thanks to the rape culture that devalues the context of rape, all women are subject to fear of being sexually assaulted by a man. Whether it is a partner, boss, coworker, family member, etc., anyone can rape. In this scene, Tyler Perry does a great job shedding light on acquaintance-rape, also known as date rape. Overall, in order for the perspective of rape to change, it requires “challenging the entire right-wing agenda: the wars on sex, on women’s bodies, on the poor, on people of color (Filipovic, 25).”
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