What Is Tough Guise Persuasive Essay

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Another factor that tends to be consistent in sexual assault cases is the involvement of alcohol. No one can claim that it is a woman’s fault if she is raped, and if they did, they would be in the wrong, as it is entirely the perpetrators wrongdoing. However, there has been a longstanding connection between women who are consuming alcohol and their vulnerability and risk of being sexually assaulted or rape1. It was discovered that women typically drink in certain settings, and these settings are what can increase the chances of sexual assault, researchers Testa and Livingston claiming that, “Drinking settings typically include men who are drinking and hence more likely to be sexually aroused, to misperceive women’s sexual intent and to accept…show more content…
As horrible as it is, I believe sexual assault will always exist in some form of another, but I think there are steps we can take as a society to lessen its presence. First, we must eliminate harmful gender roles and stereotypes that go along with “being a man.” Requirements for being a man should not be violence and aggression. Many of our ideas of masculinity come from the media, as proven by the documentary Tough Guise, so we need filmmakers and producers to stop representing males in such a narrow, harmful way. Also, we need to stop using phrases such as “boys will be boys.” Boys have no biological factors that make them more aggressive or reckless, so their behavior should not be excused through statements like this that only perpetuate rape…show more content…
This will prevent rape because men won’t feel like they are entitled to have a woman. To achieve this, we obviously have to extensively educate our children on gender, and why men and women deserve equal treatment, and why patriarchy is a detrimental concept. I believe discussions of gender inequality should exist in all public schools, as I know I have never talked about it until I got to college and I think that can be really harmful if it’s not discussed, but really progressive if it is. Rape and sexual assault should also be addressed at a very young age. I think many people are afraid of having these conversations with their kids, but I believe it is absolutely necessary. The first time teenagers hear about the real facts of sexual assault, and how prevalent it is, should not be at college
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