(Bohmer, 1993) The areas of campus sexual assault are important ones; the lives of many men and women at Alabama State University are significantly affected by it. The university owes it to them to recognize sexual assault as a problem; make every effort to reduce incidence, and to handle sexual assault in the best way possible. The administration understands multiple understudies’s environments which they live in.
Men and women can both be perpetrators but there have been more instances where men have perpetrated than women (American Psychological Association). Child sexual abuse can have some short-term and Long-term effects on a child/victim. Different people react differently to situations, so the effects of child sexual abuse vary. Some short term effects of child sexual abuse are bruising, soreness, difficulty walking maybe even broken bones. Along with those, one could also experience depression, flashbacks, rape trauma, pregnancy, STIs and even suicide.
College campuses are notorious for sexual harassment, sexual assault, and even rape. Our group topic that we choose was, sexual violence behavior, which I narrowed down to college campus sexual violence. It is a growing number that students, both girl and boy, need to be aware of this threat. Some statistics that show just how dangerous it can really be on a campus, 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 boys are sexually assaulted. Counting all the girls in our class, 3 of them, hypothetically, would be raped during their college years.
Imagine you have just arrived at your dream college and suddenly your life is ruined from a crime sexual assault, and the suffering mental and physical pain that follows from it. In the documentary, The Hunting Ground, director Kirby Dick portrays how rape is more frequently common in college campuses than what people really think, and how it effects the victim’s emotionally. Students that just get to college don’t realize the negative events that could happen the them. College is supposed to be the best time of people’s lives, but bad things can happen, and students, especially women, should come more prepared. Both men and women are being sexual assaulted daily, and it’s something that need to be fixed.
Bullying occurs between girls and guys but studies show that girls are more emotional attacked, which in the long run can cause more issues later on in life. Although bullying changes the futures of many girls it also takes a very high toll on guys lives as well. “Patel also found that of the total of suicides at ages 15 and older, about 40% and about 56% of female suicides occurred at ages 15-29 years old”(NCBI). When these studies were shown it ends being a surprising case; more girls attempt suicide but more guys are successful. Furthermore bullying is the ultimate reason for teen suicide “For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
Ann Burke argues that all students should learn about dating violence so that they can be able to protect themselves from harm and danger. Since the passage of the Lindsay Ann Burke Act, physical teen dating violence rates have decreased tremendously from 14% in 200 to 10% in 2009. According to the author Dingfelder Sadie F., claims that many people are unaware of the prevalence of teen dating violence. Even though there have been many heartening successes, says Sadie, getting people to take teen dating violence seriously sometimes feels like an uphill battle. Prosecution guidance is needed to be drawn towards young teenagers who are been physically abused, bullied or suffer from other forms of “dating abuse” in their relationships.
An estimated 5% of rape cases end with a pregnancy (RAINN, 2005). Sometimes, external physical ef... ... middle of paper ... ...a woman scarred. Women may not leave for other reasons, such as believing the abuser will change economic hardships, and a sense of shame (Benokraitis, 2012). Any form of violence, within the family or out of the family is always wrong. Men and women should learn to respect one another physically, mentally, or sexually.
Many people have been worried about sexual violence since it began to hit the mainstream media much more often in the past year. According to the Center of Disease Control, “Sexual violence is defined as a sexual act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent.” (“Violence Prevention”). However, sexual violence is a very broad term, with many variations: “Types of sexual violence include: forced penetration, alcohol/drug influenced penetration, forced acts in which the victim is forced to penetrate somebody else, verbal pressure or intimidation of victim to consent, unwanted sexual contact, and non-contact unwanted sexual experiences.” (“Violence Prevention”). As horrible as this may sound, sexual violence can happen
Despite federal laws issued to combat sexual violence, each year 4,000 college women report to school officials that they've been sexually assaulted. What happens after they file those reports has stirred debate on campuses across the country, leaving parents and students fearful that colleges may not be the ivory towers of security and integrity that appear on their recruitment pamphlets. Schools vary widely on how they fulfill federal requirements on how to report and respond to sexual victimization. Many colleges in Oregon, including the University of Oregon, have been criticized for attempting to keep campus assault reports under wraps, whether to shield victims from harrowing criminal investigations or to protect their own institutional reputations. And Oregon is not alone.
Twenty-five percent of college women experience sexual harassment or rape and ten percent of rapes in colleges happen in fraternity houses. A study was done on college campuses about the difference between fraternities with a low-risk and the high-risk of sexual assault or rape. Students were asked to identify which ones were which and they could easily recognize this. So my question was, if everyone knows these differences, why do men and women participate in activities that support the rape culture when they see its injustices? The first response from the group was that we probably turn our cheeks from such behavior.