Sex Crime Reflection

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So many topics were covered throughout this semester but this being a sex crimes class, majority of the class dealt with sex at least the negative aspects of what occurs with it. Sex is everywhere these days, even if you wanted to escape it there is no where you can go to get away from it. Whether it’s a sexual act, phrase, or action, sex has consumed most of our society and has been put in a highly negative way where people are ashamed to talk about. As our class has agreed upon on saying that we all believe that everyone is sexually unhappy. I do agree with this, but I just want to put it out there that as a virgin I believe that I am actually unaware of how this feeling of unhappiness arises or feels for those people that are sexually unhappy…show more content…
One of the main things that I learned and impacted me from many of our discussions was when you would keep reiterating the fact that those who commit these sex crime do so partially in order to show their dominance but what I never thought about was the fact they showed their dominance with the act of sex. Probably the entire semester this was something that I just could not wrap my head around. I definitely do believe that sexual assault has very little to do with attraction, desire, or sexual power. I think that the need for a man to maintain power and control are the compelling factors under which many sexual assaults do occur. Those who commit sexual assault do so out of the need to dominate, exploit, and degrade their victims. This was made very clear in the Telling and One Hour in Paris, with how both women were violated. In both stories, the men that sexually assaulted both women made it clear to their victims that they were in control of the entire situation and the women felt powerless, both women were told that if they told or screamed that they would be killed. The women were also even humiliated, for example in One Hour in Paris; she was forced to perform oral sex on Ronald even though he knew she was gaging the entire he made her do it multiple times just to prove to her that he can do what he wants to her and there was nothing she could have done about it at the time. Doing this makes her feel humiliated and helpless because she was unable fight against her attacker. Professor, I do agree with you when you said, there is something about the sex aspect of it, which persuades more may people to show
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