It’s important the schools educate students about sex, however there is a wrong way of teaching it. Schools often exaggerate information about STD’s and pregnancy to their students as a way to scare them from having sex. Emily Dawson, an 18-year-old high school student, filed a complaint against the sex education being taught at her school. Dawson’s teacher was known from making demonizing comments to the class such as, “Gonorrhea could kill you within three days” and “Girls should watch what they wear because boys don 't have self-control.” She stated that the teacher shamed students for having sex and refused to discuss topics about sexual orientation (Valenti). The abstinence only programs emphasize only on the consequence of sex and students smart enough realize it.
And Oregon is not alone. Many schools are criticized for their inadequate reporting practices and approaches to prosecuting and expelling those accused. In a year-long study conducted by the Center for Public Integrity, results show that all too often, students found responsible for alleged sexual assaults on college campuses can face little or no consequences. Students reporting sexual assault often turn first to campus officials. However, since allegations are often based on one person's word against another, cases are difficult to prove beyond a reasonable doubt in criminal proceedings.
The issue is women are the only ones who seem to be sexual in advertising further creating concerns focused around the idea that sex isn’t the only thing being sold. One form of advertising that is highly focused on the idea of sex selling is the magazine industry because it has to capture the public’s attention mainly with images. While looking through many types of magazines one can see sexual examples of this; most of which don’t have anything to do with the product. For example an ad in the August issue of Essence has a picture of a Nissan Altima, an attractive lady with her cle... ... middle of paper ... ...what they are suppose to according to roles assigned by men. Women exposed bodies are used to describe what is attractive, their seductive looks are viewed as being desirable and these are things that women strive for.
Parents and the law officials, think that the teens should not have any ease off the statutory rape law. Why should teens still be considered “children” when they always rub and throw in peoples face how they are adults. If wanting to be treated like... ... middle of paper ... ...e ninth grade girl is still kind of clueless that these things can not just happen. The older man should have gotten more consequences than he received (4 years in jail). Teens who are tied up in their education do not have time for unnecessary court dates when they have a test once a week or so.
Domestic violence is an epidemic in our society with dramatic, negative effects on individuals, families and communities. Domestic violence is a crime that knows no economic, racial, ethnic, religious, age or gender limits. Women who are victims of domestic violence most likely are also victims of sexual assault and, stalking. A domestic violence victim may experience systematic rape in addition to physical and psychological abuse. According to Backman, (p.54) nearly one in every four women are beaten or raped by a partner during adulthood.
Rape is a serious problem with increasing occurrences. It is defined as “forcible sexual intercourse with a person who does not give consent” (Santrock, 2012). However, the legal definition of rape differ from state to state (Santrock, 2012). According to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, RAINN, as of 2014 there are an average of 237,868 victims of rape and sexual assault each year (RAINN, 2014). With 525,600 minutes in a year, someone gets raped every 2 minutes.
After all that is how parents have been doing things for ages and ages right? There are parents who have actually gone to the Federal Court System, and stated that distribution of condoms and sex education without consent from parents first is a violation of First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The only group that has not been fully involved in this opinion is the teenagers themselves. Most teenagers state that even if they are not sexually active, refraining from sexual activity is very difficult. Abstinence is especially difficult in a society that seems to promote premarital sex, as long as it is “safe” sex.
Sexual violence is a national issue that permeates every aspect society. Sexual assault and rape is an ongoing problem, evident by the troubling statistic that roughly 20 million out of 112 million women (18.0%) in the United States have been raped during their lifetime (Kilpatrick, Resnick, Ruggiero, Conoscenti, McCauley, 2007). Despite the continuous push for gender equality, the current culture of society perpetuates victim-blaming tendencies towards innate cognitive processes and media influences. Literature Review Cognitive Processes Rape myths. Rape myths are one way sexual violence, namely victim blaming in regards to sexual assault, is perpetuated and maintained in the current social atmosphere.
The Truth Behind Advertising During the first ads of the century, the media has always tried to send hidden messages through the ads telling you to buy their product. However, as times have changed, so too have the methods of trying to manipulate the buyer to buy a certain product. The first ads were originally conservative and not as sexually explicit as they are today. However, today, many ads are very sexually explicit and show both men and women as sexual objects. There are many ads that also contain implicit messages that make the reader self conscious of their looks.
“One in five women who attend college will become the victim of a rape or an attempted rape by the time she graduates” (National Sexual Violence Resource Center). Although sexual assault and rape is a very known and rising issue on college campuses it is not treated with much relevancy. The poor system of consequences for sexual assault and rape is a controversy among many as the issue is treated with much leniency. There are thousands of women that are affected by this issue daily, over ninety percent of these cases are not reported. Just over ninety-five percent of the vast majority of students, who are sexually assaulted, remain silent according to a study funded by the research of the U.S. Justice Department.