Voltaire tries to tell us that women at that time period were vulnerable. Because of that, Cunegonde is blinded by the real situation of women. In Cunegonde's life she has only experienced rape and being sold so, it’s highly unlikely that her perspective of women being raped will change. Women probably felt offended because Cunegonde is basically saying how it’s better to be raped more than once in order for you to be virtuous. Besides women, some men probably felt responsible for how women were treated and all of this happened was due to men feeling superior to women.
The average age for a child is 13 to 14 years old. The victims may be forced to have sex 20-48 times a day. Traffickers persuade or force victims to travel with them. They usually promise the girls a job, education, a better life, or security for the victims family. Traffickers who run or control the girls in sex trafficking are called “pimps.” Pimps prey on girls who seem like they have a past of being abused by someone or have a bad home life and are wanting to get out.
According to Ravi, “Many prostitutes who have been sexually assaulted suffer from the psychological effects of rape and sexual abuse. These include rape trauma syndrome, post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), low self-esteem, guilt, and self-destructiveness.” Making prostitution legal makes women think poorly of themselves and often results in an increase drug use to eliminate mental pain. According to Farley, “In prostitution, men remove women's humanity. Buying a woman in prostitution gives men the power to turn women into a living, breathing masturbation fantasy. He removes her self and those qualities that define her as an individual, and for him she becomes sexualized body parts.
Future academic research on sex workers and the understanding of physical and psychological outcomes could benefit in policy reform. Policing of sex workers is a topic that needs to address. Prostitutes did report forced sex by an officer. Police making arrests of sex workers could have the potential to put them at risk of violence by a pimp. Since typically pimps make their “girls” bring in a certain amount of money either a day or a week, then if a woman gets arrested and is unable to obtain income then she could be at risk of physical assault from her pimp for lack of payment.
Society’s view of rape is that it only occurs at night to women in dark alleys by men they have never seen or met before. In reality there are two types of rape in which the victim knows the attacker. One of these is known as Acquaintance rape and the other being marital rape. All forms of rape have long term impacts on the victims, for a victim of acquaintance rape they can feel especially shameful if the attacker was a relative or superior at school or work. For victims of marital rape the assaults can be violent including verbal and physical abuse.
After initiation, at every step of the way, violence was used for sexual gratification of the pimps, as a form of punishment, to threaten and intimidate women. In the other words, it calls the humiliation women action. That’s why women in systems of prostitution absolutely do not want the sex industry legalized. In sum, you will figure out the answer for the controversial question: “should prostitution be
I her essay "The Psychology of Rape", Mackenzie Jackson theorizes that "Some do it to confirm their manliness, some do it to feel powerful, and others do it because they hate women as a whole". This statement summarizes ... ... middle of paper ... ...e who is passed-out, extremely inebriated, asleep, a child, or mentally-incapacitated." There is no excuse for rape. Whatever the reason or circumstance, forcing oneself sexually on another person is wrong. Hopefully, the problem of rape will begin to decline as people begin to understand what leads to rape and how it can be avoided.
According to Women’s Rights Law Reporter, rape is defined as “the nonconsensual oral, anal, or vaginal penetration, obtained by force, by threat of bodily harm, or when the victim is incapable of giving consent” (Searles & Berger, 1987). While there are many ways that women can get harm, the number one fear for women is being rape. Though typically the victims are targeted at women and young children, there are also rare cases of male victims. Further along in this essay, we will be discussing the different types of rapes, the psychology behind rapist motives, the signs and symptoms victims developed after being rape, the treatments and help they can get, and the media portrayal and laws regarding rape today. To begin with, rape comes in different types and forms.
In Ivan Bunin’s short story Light Breathing, Olya Meshcherskaya struggles to live with societal views of women and rape. Bunin briefly portrays rape as an evil act. In order to cope with this evil, Olya acts and dresses like the woman that her rapist has forced her to become. However, this further damages her emotionally because she faces societal consequences for acting beyond her years. She understands how society views her and uses this understanding to escape from the crushing pressures that she faces.
Usually in a rape, more focus is placed on the rapist while the victim is forgotten and criticized by society for letting it happen. Society often fails to understand what the victim is going through, because in order to understand a rape victim, you must either have experienced it first hand, or learned about it, which most people do not. Recent research has established that rape and other forms of sexual assault have a traumatic and often enduring effect on the victim. For example, Burgess and Holmstrom (1974) found that rape victims experience a “rape trauma syndrome, consisting of an acute stage where the primary response is fear, followed by a reorganization stage, characterized by phobias, insomnia, sexual dysfunctions and other major changes in lifestyle” (Ruch, Chandler and Harter 248). Much trauma occurs as a result of shock; and rape victims go into shock while experiencing being raped because at the time they may not even know what’s happening and may even be in denial that it happened.