In what is sure to be a very solemn matter for all American students and their families across the country , in January 2013 , President Obama, the office of the Vice President and the White House Council on Women and Girls converged and issued a renewed call to action against rape and sexual assault report which analyzes the most recent reliable data about this issue and identifies who are the most in peril victims of this malefaction, investigates the costs of this violence both for victims and communities , and describes the replication very often inadequate of the US malefactor equity system.
According to statistics, 90% of rape victims are female, and over 98% of rapists are male. Because of our patriarchal society, the majority of all rapes happen to women. A patriarchal society is a predominantly male based society, meaning that men are deemed to be more superior t...
In Kondracki’s The Whistleblower, the government is portrayed as an organization filled with broad issues and mistrust. This film tackles misrepresentation of governmental power, the many threads connecting to lies and greed, and personal problems that stem from objectifying women. In “The Whistleblower,” many examples show women being the inferior object to men as patriarchal women. The Patriarchal women explain that men typically have all the power in deciding what is right and what is wrong and that women should obey as if they are submissive like an animal.
Anita Hill gave women hope, but none of this would have happened if she had not have had the courage to speak up about the sexual harassment by Clarence Thomas. Even though the EEOC had defined sexual harassment as sexual discrimination ten years prior to the initial accusation, women were afraid to speak up about it. Sexual harassment was viewed as a victim’s probl...
"...the most chilling aspect of this sexual harassment movement is the indoctrination of our young into the culture of victim hood" (Garvis). Call it whatever you want but what we are teaching our young ones is to stand up for themselves. There is no indoctrination going on. Is it so horrible for our kids to learn that if someone is acting inappropriately towards you, then you should say something about it? She even goes on to compare the actions of young kids whose minds are not fully developed to the behavior of middle aged men. "Do we really want an aggressive girl who bothers the hell out of a teenage crush...to be a criminal? Because that is the direction we 're headed" (Garvis). Very bad analogy to try to compare the actions of a teenager to the behavior of an adult who holds a very respectable career and should already know what is acceptable and what is
As it is in the case of the majority of violent crimes, (Davies and Rogers, 2006) perpetrators of violent crimes, and especially sexual assault related crimes exert additional force by threatening the victim or their families. Male victims also must contend with an additional sense of shame and embarrassment in being identified with a crime that has been typically portrayed in the media as happening to women. This places men at a disadvantage in the reporting process, because their safety and the safety of others is compromised further if the crime is not reported. (Messerschmitt, 2009)
In the case of “rape by fraud”, the bill, if passed, will become a law that will hold all individuals, male or female, accountable for lying to get sex in the eyes of the law. However, the New Jersey lawmaker, Troy Singleton, could be targeting men. In some of his interviews on why he proposed this bill, he was quoted using pronouns like “him” or “he” and never using “she” or “her” when he is discussing the perpetrators. I cannot say for sure if the lawmaker knows that he is coming off as sexist or not, but the way he is wording some of his statements are suggesting that the target population is men. When the topic of sexual assault and rape comes up, the stigma is usually that men are the perpetrators and the women cannot be the perpetrators. So, it is not surprising that in this unique rape bill that men are directly and indirectly targeted as the perpetrator and not necessarily the
Hashtag MeToo. Does that sound familiar? The MeToo movement is one of the most influential movements of our time. According to cbsnews.com a movement that reached over 12 million posts on Facebook in just 24 hours. Most of you know the power of Me Too and some participants in it, such as Ashley Judd, Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cara Delevingne, Lupita Nyong’o, Lindsay Lohan, and many more according to CNN. However, you probably do not know who began this powerful movement. Her name is Tarana Burke. Tarana Burke is a sexual assault survivor herself and began the Me Too Movement in 2006 when she was having trouble with comforting a young girl, who had confided in Burke about her sexual assault experience according to brown.edu.
The feminism movement is often looked at in a negative light and women, especially, don’t even know what
North’s prudent use of excerpts from Caitlin Flanagan’s response to Grace’s experience – a collection of abrasively dismissive disparagements featured in (what could be argued to be) one of the most well-known magazines on the continent – serves to not only emphasize the lack of respect that women receive in the media, but also to illustrate how a victimized woman seeking justice is seen as less important than how that justice might affect a man. In highlighting this social sexism, Anna North ultimately reveals the state of relative powerlessness that Western women currently exist within; it is both common and expected for these women to not only have their discomfort ignored in favour of a male’s desires but to be socially attacked should she choose to report these kind of wrongdoings. More than disheartening, this societal inequity shows misogyny to be perhaps less apparent than in previous eras, but unfortunately still alive and well in 2018. Anna North’s deliberate inclusion and acknowledgement of the narrative surrounding Flanagan’s rebuttal ultimately reveal the prioritization of male prosperity over female safety within the Western world of 2018; in this society, a woman is free to anything (but only anything that doesn’t come at the expense of a
Rape is an issue that usually occurs to females and is more likely executed by males than females. Nonetheless, a female’s position in rape can and does go further than being the victim. Considering that women can be the perpetrator in this sexual assault, who are their victims? Rape can occur to anyone by anyone. In the same way a female can be a victim of rape, so can a male. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual assault organization, “About 3% of American men have experienced attempted or completed rape as of 1998, an estimated 4.5 million as of 2010” (Who Are the Victims?). However, men are not necessarily the victims of solely female-on-male rape. In fact, the majority of males who are raped are the victims of male-on-male rape and
In todays society we still face issues of sexual harassed in our everyday life especially the workplace. Sexual harassment has been an ongoing issue in our society sometimes people speak out on the matter and sometimes they don't. The movement "Me Too" has captured the world attention by making headlines on all media sources. Social media has played a big part of the movement becoming so widely known for the hashtag Me Too know as "#MeToo" this, let's primarily women to share their story's of sexual harassment and sexual assault primarily in the workplace. The Me Too movement how's encourage a lot of victims to open up. This movement has become very important because people who are victims of sexual harassment or no longer alone and