Leeway is not given to the car thief and therefore, the students that stole another’s hard work must receive punishment if our society’s moral standards are to be sustained. It is mandatory all students are knowledgeable about plagiarism laws and take extreme caution not to infringe upon them. “But I did not know!” is not a valid vindication. Imagine that all crimes were pardoned by mere explanations such as, “But I did not know!” or “I did not mean to!” Our world would be completely chaotic. All students are responsible for their own actions.... ... middle of paper ... ...e world constantly failed to implement laws and penalties; criminals would leave without penalty and learn no lesson of right and wrong.
In no way is it lawful for anyone to lose themselves over something that could have been prevented and in no way is it just for a human being with rights to be treated like a sex object or a piece of meat. Sexual assault/sexual violence needs to be prosecuted due to the multiple trials and tribulations victims go through after an attack and even beyond the attack, the victim was most likely not able to give consent or was under the influence, and could possibly be accused of a “cry rape”. Sexual assault is not to be taken lightly; in order for this type of epidemic to cease spreading through vast college campuses around America, there must be consequences to be established for the safety of those who need it most, the
Most of the columnists believed that women provoke rape and are therefore “asking for it.” Women are thought to be held accountable for the sexual abuse committed against them when they drink alcohol, while men face no repercussions for participating in the same behaviours. Because of this, rapists are no longer held culpable for the sexual abuse they cause. Victims are now fully responsible for the rape that they endure. (Meyer. 2010.)
Although men can be victims of sexual assault, the vast majority of victims are women. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), rape is “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim” (... ... middle of paper ... ...pe victims to access medical and legal resources Eze and Eke (2015) express the need for universal definitions of sexual assault between the community, law enforcement, and healthcare personnel. Individuals and institutions supporting ideals that simplifies the reporting of sexual crimes by victims and advocating for the implementation of streamlined investigation and evidence collection. Additionally, implementing this process in centers staffed with psychological and medical professionals as well as police and investigators to provide comprehensive services in a single location. Although creating a more just society where rapist are held responsible for their crime and victims are supported is somewhat unrealistic today, uniting with rape victims and advocates to promote small changes is a step in the right direction that can lead to substantial changes over time.
Marital rape is a form of both domestic violence and sexual abuse and is illegal in all of the United States. According to many, if sex is forced in any way against another person’s will it is considered rape, but due to cultural norms, gender roles, and our patriarchal society, many incidents of marital rape are discouraged from being reported and are not considered as serious compared to acquaintance or stranger rape. Rape is a very personal and intimate traumatic experience no matter who the perpetrator is and should always be prosecuted without examining any circumstances involved. In today’s society of sexism though, what circumstances does the general public believe makes marital rape and stranger rape different and do people consider one more serious than the other? In the United States, marital rape has been illegal since 1993.
Rape culture, essentially, is how a society as a whole sees and reacts towards rape or instances of rape. In 2013 rape was defined by the FBI as, “Penetration… of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” (Division’s Crime Statistics Management Unit 1). The definition was finally changed after the old definition deemed inappropriate by today’s standards, which beforehand, stated that physical force needed to be used for rape to be considered rape. This is good news for men and women who have been fighting for the definition to be changed, but unfortunately this does not mean that state laws are being changed the same way. Even though the FBI may acknowledge the older inappropriate definition, most states do not.
They insist that these rapes are isolated incidents, and most certainly have nothing to do with an attitude prevalent on campuses everywhere. Rapes, to them, are simply the result of drunken college students making poor judgements. “It was an unfortunate mistake,” they say. However, a quick study of the evidence shows that defence to be completely false. There is overwhelming evidence that most rapes are premeditated.
If you know who the person who is raping you is or you don’t. Rape is rape. Rape by law is defined as “The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and against his or her will. More specifically, penetration, no matter how slight, or the vagina or anus with any person, without the consent of the victim” (Schmalleger p. 43). Legally rape is a very tricky subject and many can get in trouble for it.
Rape in the United States is now defined by the Department of Justice as “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” Male Rape or men being the sexual assault victims are rarely ever the subject of a dialogue when Sexual Assault is the topic being discussed because rape is generally seen as a heterosexual highly sexed male attack on vulnerable, attractively dressed female victim. Most rapists have alternative outlets for sexual gratification, many take little notice of their victim 's physical attributes, and some may experience sexual dysfunction during the assault. Sexual assault of men in history is recognized as a means of humiliating opponents by conquering soldiers especially the Romans. It was used as a feature of sexual torture or aggression. Rape, in this case, is motivated by a wish to dominate and degrade the victim.
Whether “yes” or “no” was a contributing factor in the sexual act they still had sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 12, therefore it is illegal. Why does consent make a difference? For one simple reason that most would not think and it is because of the history behind it all. Statutory rape laws use to not only be divided by gender but also by racial lines. Black females were not protected under statutory rape laws because they were seen as products not as people (Ultius).