Throughout the years, sexism has been founded as a major issue for society. Sexism is the discrimination on sex or gender, largely affecting women and girls. Sexism can be believed that one sex is superior and more valuable than the other sex. As time passed by, sexism has expanded to include the oppression of any sex, like men, intersexual people, and transgender people. Sexist conducts and perspectives can extend stereotypes of gender roles and lead to the proposition of double standards, Researching the topic of sexism will allow us to see how it has affected the female population and the thoughts of humans.
Verbal abuse can also greatly affect women in a violent way (Women Health Organization,2013). Verbal abuse of belittling, name calling, insults, and overall critical statement can have a long term effect. Even after the physical bruises have healed, mental scars can still impact them many years following. Lastly, stalking can even be a form of abuse (Women Health Organization,2013). Constant calling, unwanted visits, and harassment in ge... ... middle of paper ... ...cate people on what it really means, the impact this issue has emotionally, physically, and mentally on women, and the advantage and disadvantages of Violence Against Women Act that was developed to positively influence the woman population.
Advertisements are everywhere, found on televisions, buses, on the sides of buildings, on the Internet and in the magazines we read. Mass media affects each member of society even when they don’t realize it. Its reach is vast and its message seeps into the very fibers that are woven together to create a culture of misperceptions, mostly about women. While the media attempt to target every individual, the level of publicity is dictated by gender, and the majority of harmful messages are focused more on women. Women are often illustrated as inferior and “appear in poses that are more “canted”, more exaggerated and grotesque, more off-balance and tentative than tho... ... middle of paper ... ..., independent women, it just so happens that a sexually attractive women is socially accepted and any woman not falling in that category is not seen favorably.
12 Feb. 2014. This book looks at how conflict in Nigeria has impacted women and children. It looks at the social, political, and cultural impacts of such violence at entire generations of Nigerian people. It looks at the the potential future impact on the countries development,... ... middle of paper ... ... challenge the patriarchal hierarchy of society” where women and girls were subordinate to their male counterparts. Therefore, this article reflects on how gender is impact in post-conflict interventions.
There are also other factors, relating to the individual that effect rape trauma they include, “age, prior sexual experience, ethnicity, and response of significant others to the victim. Factors relating to the sexual assault, such as degree of violence and the relationship between the victim and the assailant also affect trauma.”(Chandler et al pp 249) Overall, is is safe to say that there are many psychological effects of rape that allows women to fear the attack of a rape. In many rape situations, the victim is raped by an aquaintance, therefore the victim is less likely to report the rape. “About 15 percent of college women report having been sexually assaulted; more than half of these assaults were by a person that the women was dating.”(Kimmel 233) If more than half of the sexual assaults and rapes are commited by a person that a women is dating or at least knows, then the people that are the rapists are the everyday Joe’s walking down the street, not the psychotic rapist that women are on the look out for. “Moreover, 20 to 50 percent of women have sustained sexual coercion at least once while dating.”(Burke et al 272) This statistic shows that when women are in a relationship they are much less likely to report a rape.
A woman who is a healthy weight or have a flat stomach is every man’s dream and a body that every woman wants. However, a plus size woman (12 and up) won’t get the same attention like a woman who is smaller. The media made it evident that plus size women are not attractive enough and they won’t get the same opportunities as a smaller woman would. So, the media painted this conception that a light skin woman with long hair and slim body is considered ideal. You see more fair skin, slim women in Victoria Secret ads and commercial; they even make better clothing for skinny women than bigger women.
The United States government has a plethora of responsibilities- however, being a teenage girl’s moral compass is simply not one of them. Everywhere one may go, we find discouragement against unprotected sex and encouragement to practice abstinence. Nevertheless, teenagers continue to be sexually active. Teenage boys are receiving contraception at the drop of a hat in response to this, yet conversely, there is little in place to stop girls from reaping the inevitable consequences of unsafe sex. Moreover, it is very rarely even necessary for teenage girls to undergo a medical exam before going on birth control pills- so why is it that these pills are unavailable to teenage girls over the counter?
Violence against women is a public health problem and human rights violation around the world. Violence against women is a worldwide issue that takes place in many different forms. The term violence against women includes a range of acts of abuse and violence directed towards women and girls. Violence against women identifies violence as acts that cause, or have the potential to cause harm. It also explains that this type of violence is gender based as it emphasizes that it is rooted in inequality between women and men.
Most of these adolescents look at oral sex as safer type of sex but they don’t understand that type-1 herpes starts around the lips and the mouth. This still leaves them at the risk of getting the herpes virus, which leads to type-2 herpes virus also known as genital herpes. The Washington Post also mentioned that there is no evidence that condoms reduce the risk of getting genital herpes during oral or anal sex (Washington 2). Knowing that there is no proof that condoms really reduce the risk of spreading or getting genital herpes is even scarier. With that information alone no one should engage in sexual intercourse with a genital herpes carrier, with or without a condom, at all.
This is due to gender discrimination (Miller, 2006). This is because women and children are more vulnerable and appeal to the larger populations of brothels and the so-called “clients” since the majority are men. Ecclestone (2013) stated that children as young as age three are trafficked. Sex trafficking has changed over time; “Today, the business of human sex trafficking is much more organized and violent. These women and young girls are sold to traffickers, locked up in rooms or brothels for weeks or months, drugged, terrorized, and raped repeatedly” (Walker-Rodriguez & Hill, 2011).