Are rape victims really partly to blame? There is no true excuse to raping somebody so why do rapists still blame the victim? The victims are blamed because the rapists want to convince other people and authority that the incident was not their fault. Rape is not caused by arousal from the victim’s appearance only; rapists need to realize that most of the time the victim is wearing appropriate clothing.
Public shaming at times is not even a punishment for some, if someone does a crime they should also do the time. Public shaming can comes with serious consequences if given to the wrong person and if given to others it is just a slap on the wrist. Crimes should be taken seriously and so should the punishments. People should go to jail or do community service based on what they have done, they should not be let go so easily. The court system seems to think that by using public shaming a criminal will not do the crime again.
Rather than teaching people to be decent human beings, we have instead created a stigma against victims in order to dance around solving the actual issue. All it would take to stop rape culture and victim blaming would be realizing that rape is a choice. One may choose to rape a person or not, and therefore the choice lies in their hands. Whether the victim was not in their right mind or not does not matter, but rather if the rapist chose to be a rapist or not. They can always chose to not have sex with someone against their will, but the victim cannot.
The death penalty should not apply to juveniles because young offenders should be given a second chance, it is considered cruel and unusual punishment and many juveniles are still too young to comprehend the consequences of their actions. They don’t think about the decision they make now may have a big impact on their lives ahead of them. Juveniles are offenders who committed their crimes before tuning eighteen. Juveniles tend to live in the present. There have been many court cases with the controversy on whether the death penalty for juveniles is constitutional or not.
However, along with much strength of this statue, there are also many weaknesses of the rape shield laws. The strengths of the rape shield laws are that the statue tends to exclude the defense counsel from introducing an alleged victim’s prior sexual history into evidence. By limiting the defendant’s use of a victim’s sexual past, the laws attempt to prevent this evidence from being unfairly used to discredit the victim’s credibility. For example, a man was accused of assault and battery during a sexual encounter. However, the victim also has a hist... ... middle of paper ... ...r than Bryan in the 15 hours between the alleged rape and the medical exam, and sperm and semen from a man other than Bryant were found on the underwear she wore to the exam.
The pain and lifetime of suffering that child pornography brings to its victims was a big reason behind not extending the first amendment to such work; however, virtual pornography does not have any real life victims involved in its work. The images se... ... middle of paper ... ...ess the skills and have the technology necessary to distinguish between virtual and real child pornography. Though the U.S government tried to protect the innocent lives of the victims who have been forced to participate in child pornography by expanding the law to virtual child pornography they failed to adequately express their reasons behind why a law like CPPA should be in existence. Ultimately, the Supreme Court Justices voted to have virtual child pornography be a constitutionally protected form of free speech. Justice O’Connor explains that “the basis for the holding is unclear” and the basis for their decision is based on the oral arguments brought forward by the government.
Legalizing prostitution can reduce the spread of sexually transmitted disease including AIDS. “In places where prostitution is illegal, sex workers are, in fact, more susceptible to sexually transmitted disease because of lack of access healthcare and other social services” (Listland). With prostitution criminalized, and the practice happening illegally, people cannot report any diseases resulting in higher rates of sexually transmitted disease. It seems rather unreasonable that a prostitute would risk getting arrested and take measures like telling their customers or doctor that they have a sexually transmitted disease. If prostitution is criminalized, the government cannot mandate any basic regulations like wearing a condom and doing weekly checkups for any kinds of sexually transmitted disease.
Juveniles may not have fully developed brains, as Raeburn argues, but this is not an adequate excuse to dismiss the death penalty. American society cannot afford to babysit murderers, nor can they rehabilitate them. The end of the innocence begins when an innocent life is taken, and the sanctity of life is held defenseless.
But if these people do not report a case of statutory rape then they are technically endangering a minor. Males in society do not see male statutory rape victims as victims. These men look at it as a pat on the back to the young boys who were sexually active with adult women. The men also make comments saying that they wish they could have been in that position when they were young. Some people in today’s society do not understand the priority of really enforcing statutory rape cases unless there is a huge age difference or the victim was a young girl instead of a boy.
The cause of domestic violence against women can never fully be documented. There is the Liberal approach that violence against women is a rare occurrence and that it is only a small number of men who will abuse. They blame social backgrounds that form a cycle of abuse. If the father used violence against the mother then the child will see it as normal. They also feel that to push a man as far as to commit an assault sexual frustration should also be taken into consideration.