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The Rape Of The Lock

- Throughout the years women have struggled with discrimination against what they can and cannot do and how they can do or not do something. Women are looked at as being pretty and being housewives. Many people today follow the same sexest guidelines are in the past old years. These types of women are supposed to obey their husbands all the time and they were not allowed to work. Alexander Pope, the author of The Rape of the Lock, writes this poem of a woman, Belinda, who he criticizes upon his heroic-comical ways....   [tags: Woman, Poetry, Female, The Rape of the Lock]

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The Rape of the Lock

- The Rape of the Lock Pope's portrayal of Belinda and her society in 'The Rape of the Lock' This Lock, the Muse shall consecrate to Fame, And mid'st the Stars inscribe Belinda's Name. In 'The Rape of the Lock' Alexander Pope (1688-1744) employs a mock-epic style to satirise the 'beau-monde' (fashionable world, society of the elite) of eighteenth century England. The richness of the poem, however, reveals more than a straightforward satirical attack. Alongside the criticism we can detect Pope's fascination with, and perhaps admiration for, Belinda and the society in which she moves....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]

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The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock

- The Mock-Epic and The Rape Of The Lock The argument can be made that the purpose of the Rape of the Lock is to attack the vanity of women. Pope states this directly in his dedication to Arabella – “to laugh at their sex’s little unguarded Follies,” and the author’s use of the mock-epic seems to reinforce this purpose through its comparison of the epic odyssey to trivial events. In this comparison there can also be found a description of the relationship between the sexes not as a mutual co-existence but rather as a war with both sexes constantly striving for supremacy....   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays Alexander Pope]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope It all began in the year 1712 when the infamous Lord Robert Petre cut a lock of hair un- knowingly from the head of his beloved Arabella Fermor, setting off a chain of events that would soon lead Alexander Pope to write one of his most famous poems, The Rape of the Lock. Pope’s main purpose was to “laugh the two [lovers] together” and solve the social crisis that had resulted; however Pope also accomplished a little something extra (L1C 2504). Hidden inside his poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helped to create the crisis over the stolen lock in the first place....   [tags: Rape Lock Alexander Pope Essays Poetry]

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Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock

- Pope Admiring Belinda in The Rape of the Lock The main character of Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" could be considered both hailed and damned by the overseer, but the complexities and sometimes contradictions of Belinda spark a more unbiased view. The appearance of Belinda and the world in which she lives is described in a very fantastical and beautiful way. Even small details such as the arrangement of Belinda's hair are due to wondrous entities known as the Sylphs, whose sole task is to make sure she is looking her best....   [tags: The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope Essays]

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Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- Belinda Placing Blame in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock I will be examining lines 147-160 of Canto IV in The Rape of the Lock. In this selection, Belinda speaks in a monologue, apparently regretting past actions that have caused her the loss of her lock. However, it becomes clear that she is exaggerating her loss and the preventive measures she could have taken. By citing radical changes that would have been necessary to prevent the occurrence, she makes it clear that it is very difficult for a woman to escape men....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock

- Use of the Mock-epic Style in The Rape of the Lock "The triumph of the Baron's rape is in exactly the same high language as it would be if he were Hector." In The Rape of the Lock, Pope uses the mock-epic style to satirise the seriousness with which a trivial misdemeanour (the theft of a few strands of hair) and the ways of gender polarised society can be blown beyond all sense of proportion. Thus the male mentality, through the Baron, is portrayed as lacking depth or personality beyond that required to achieve its ends; men objectify and devise "strategems" (4,120) to conquer their female obsessions; they are "victor[s]" (4,162) who self-importantly congratulate themselves as meritin...   [tags: Rape Of The Lock Essays]

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The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock

- The Scale of Values in Alexander Pope's Poem The Rape of the Lock I found Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock" a delightful, amusing poem. Throughout the poem, trivialities are compared with events and objects or consequence and the insignificant is treated with utmost importance. Its very title gives the reader an immediate clue; "rape" and all its connotations bring to mind a heinous crime of physical and spiritual violation. Perhaps this description could apply to the theft of a lock of hair, but only in a world where normal morals are perverted....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- The Downfalls of Materialism in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock Commodities have been a part of human culture from the start of the first civilizations. They can be crudely constructed or richly made works of art; they are still objects, however. Some people treasure their possessions more than anything in the world. These objects can become the driving force behind a person's life and desires. When someone's prized possession is stolen, it may seem as though a disaster has taken place....   [tags: Pope Rape of the Lock Essays]

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The Rape of The Lock

- Looking back on past events can cause one to realize their insignificance. At one moment that event may seem as if it is the only thing that matters, and in the next it is trivial. If reality sets in, the event can pass, or a trivial grudge is held without end. In The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope makes light of such a situation. Using mock-epic poetry, Pope is able to use contrasting situations to show the insignificance of some events (Brown 4). Alexander Pope writes The Rape of the Lock during the 18th century as science and reality are emerging....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- Social Satire in Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” Alexander Pope’s distinct use of satire and mockery make this parody of Ulysses’ “The Iliad”, more socially dramatic and induces much rhetoric. Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” shows many interesting characteristics and can easily be understood in the terms of early English literature. Through close supervision and examination of “The Iliad”, one can see the similarities and some of different plot twists in which Pope intended. Pope’s “The Rape of the Lock” has biblical teachings throughout in Helps the reader to realize that it is it satirical....   [tags: illiad, christians, rhetoric]

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The Rape of The Lock, by Alexander Pope

- The Rape of the Lock, written by Alexander Pope, is a mock-epic with a serious purpose. This narrative was written to diffuse a real life quarrel between two high-class families in 18th century England; the Petres and the Fermors (Gurr, 5). The character’s names were changed but their characteristics hold true; simply put, Belinda, young and beautiful, had a lock of her hair cut off by the Baron and this thus causes a feud amongst the two families. Pope wrote this mock-epic by employing humor and light-hearted wit in order to diffuse the tensions, but also to mock the superficiality of that society....   [tags: Book Review, Mock Epic]

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The Role of Women in The Rape of the Lock

- On the surface, The Rape of the Lock is a retelling of an episode that caused a feud between two families in the form of an epic. One might believe that in his version, Alexander Pope portrayed the women of the story as shallow, vain little girls, however on a deeper level the women are crucial to the story. Aside from not being as helpless as they appear, each woman possesses a different kind of power that contributes to their character greatly. Rather than being the conceited and shallow figures expected of the time period, the women in The Rape of the Lock posses more power than meets the eye....   [tags: Alexander Pope, poem analysis]

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Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock

- ... She wears her locks knowing they will lure everyone to her beauty and she may mesmerize them and have the power. The title of the poem points to a rape, but not the conventional rape the reader may think of, rather, it is the rape of a lock of hair as Pope writes. Often women are blamed for the actions that led to a rape, and the reader can interpret Pope as saying that Belinda got what she was looking for, considering she did a lot of extra work to lure men into her web. Her beauty was incredible, “If to her share some female errors fall, / Look on her face, and you'll forget 'em all” (1.17-18)....   [tags: women want to win]

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The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- “The Rape of the Lock” is a poem written by Alexander Pope that uses Horatian satire to satirize the trivialness of a lock of hair being cut from a woman’s head without her knowledge. Pope writes the poem in a mock-epic style to help trivialize this minor incident. Pope uses the conventions and techniques of epic poetry in his mock epic. These techniques include heroes that are elaborately described, use of supernatural beings, and description of trivial things as battles. Unlike most epic poetry where males portray the heroes, Pope uses a female, Belinda, as his heroine....   [tags: horatian satire, triavalness, belinda]

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Analysis of the Poem, The Rape of the Lock

- In classic literature it is considered a sin to think too highly of yourself, having too much pride or vanity would lead to feelings of dislike by people of your class. The reason you would be disliked is because your peers will get annoyed with you. In “The Rape of the Lock,” by Alexander Pope, he takes that distaste and annoyance toward people to a whole new level. In this now classic new twist on epic poetry, it’s timeless characters can be anyone from any time period. Pope’s version of epic poem is a very welcome twist to an old classic....   [tags: poetry, analytical essay]

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Canonical Literature: Rape of the Lock

- Children grow up learning that just because someone teaches something, it doesn't mean they'll follow their own advice. In Rape of the Lock, Clarissa lectures: “Say, why are beauties praised and honored most,/ The wise man’s passion, and the vain man’s toast?/ Why decked with all that land and sea afford,/ Why angels called, and angel-like adored. Why round our coaches crowd the white-gloved beaux,/ why bows the side box from its inmost rows?/ how vain are all these glories, all our pains,/ Unless good sense preserve what beauty gains;/ That men may say when we the front box grace,/ ‘Behold the first in virtue as in face!’” (Canto 5 9-18)....   [tags: children, clarissa, shakespeare]

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The Rape of the Lock

- The Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope's mock heroic epic The Rape of the Lock appears to be a light subject addressed with a satiric tone and structure. Pope often regards the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair as a trivial thing, but the fashionable world takes it seriously. Upon closer examination Pope has, perhaps unwittingly, broached issues worthy of earnest consideration. The Rape of the Lock at first glance is a commentary on human vanity and the ritual of courtship. The poem also discusses the relationship between men and women, which is the more substantial matter in particular....   [tags: Papers]

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Rape of the Lock

- NOTES ON THE RAPE OF THE LOCK This is possibly of Arabella Fermor (1696-1737), a famous London society beauty. She was the heroine of Alexander Pope 's humorous poem, 'The Rape of the Lock', about the theft of a lock of her hair. (http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/11948- popup.html) Did you know that “The Rape of the Lock” is such a famous poem that it even has its own website. Here is its address, as well as some other very helpful websites on the poem, the mock-heroic and Alexander Pope: The Rape of the Lock Home Page – http://www.victorianweb.org/previctorian/pope/rape.html http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/locknote.html http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/ http://andromeda.rutgers...   [tags: Alexander Pope]

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The Importance of Being Earnest and The Rape of the Lock

- What is the true role of women in life. Is it to surpass men and soon become equal to them. Or is it to remain in the domestic role which society has placed upon them. Whichever it may be one thing that is agreed is that, the “woman’s question” can be agreed upon in many ways by popular literary authors of the 17th and 18th century. The “woman question” is a phrase, which is used within the 17th through 18th century, which spoke about the ever-changing role of women during the time era. Though all women did not agree upon such phrase, it still defined the change which....   [tags: Alexander Pope, Oscar Wylde, ]

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The Rape of the Lock and 'Tam o' Shanter'?

- In this essay I will look at The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope and 'Tam o' Shanter' by Robert Burns, and conclude if they have genuine morals and if so what are they and how do they compare to each other. The Rape of the Lock in an overview seems to paint a picture of human vanity and the rituals of courtship. The poem appears to have a light almost trivial subject- the unwanted cutting of a woman's hair, however the fashionable/upper class world sees this as serious. In more of a detailed reading the poem also portrays the relationship between men and women, in particular with how they are more concerned with social status, physical beauty and material values as opposed to their moral...   [tags: Comparisons, Novel Analysis]

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Alexander Pope's Epic Rape of the Lock

- Alexander Pope’s epic Rape of the Lock, is essentially a lampoon of traditional epic literature. It is teeming with comparisons between the main character Belinda’s actions, and Homer’s Achilles, Virgil’s Aeneid, and Greek mythology in general. Her character’s image is painted as vain and unconcerned with consequential matters, unlike that of Achilles’ character from Homer’s Iliad; however he was full of wrath and pride resembling that of Belinda’s traits. But, that is where most corresponding attributes end; the scales in which both play out as an epic are far from akin....   [tags: literary/character analysis]

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Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope

- Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock is not studied and admired only because of its style and form, but also for its base content and underlying themes. Pope's ability to manipulate text into mock-heroic form, constructing a flow of satirical description is what makes this poem one of such quality. The piece was first published in 1712 by the request of Pope's friend, John Caryll. It was to make peace between the Fermors and Petres, two prominent Roman Catholic families at the time....   [tags: Papers]

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Literary Analysis of "The Rape of the Lock"

- Author and his times: Alexander Pope was born in London in 1688. Because he was a Roman Catholic living in a predominately Protestant society, he was largely excluded from the university system and therefore was self-taught, for the most part. At the age of twelve, he contracted tuberculosis, a disease that left him stunted and misshapen. Consequently, he suffered a great deal of emotional trauma and social anxiety. His only tool for interaction was his incredible wit and talent for writing. He soon formed a number of lifelong friendships in London's prestigious literary circles, and found his happiness there....   [tags: European Literature]

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The Duality of Belinda in Pope’s Rape of the Lock

- In Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope uses the epic form to satirize 18th century English society. The mock epic’s protagonist, Belinda, portrays a duality of women as both materialistic and chaste beings. This duality, dictated by society, shows contradictory values. Belinda’s duality illustrates itself best in the toilette scene at the end of Canto I. In this scene, she functions as an epic hero readying for battle, yet she merely gets ready for the day. Her toilette displays both cosmetic goods and religious symbols, showing equal importance to both her beauty and her religion....   [tags: Beauty, Religion]

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Anne Finch's Opposition to The Rape of the Lock

- Anne Finch's Opposition to The Rape of the Lock The Restoration Period (1660-1700) was a period of social, political and philosophical turmoil, which laid the foundation for future centuries. This period was marked by an advance in colonization and trade and by the birth of the Whig and Tory parties. In poetry, works of Alexander Pope and Anne Finch and a number of other poets distinguishes the Restoration. But, there are several objections from these poets; one particular opposition occurs between Pope’s The Rape of the Lock and Anne Finch....   [tags: Papers]

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Connotations of Marriage and Social Morals in Alexander Pope´s Poem "The Rape of the Lock"

- ... 25-32, Pope) The poem reveals the superficiality and immorality of mankind making judgements in favor of appearances rather that morality. Belinda’s idea of 'honour' is seen to mean little more than 'reputation'. The sexual truth is finally admitted when Belinda wishes the Baron had been “content to seize/ Hairs less in sight, or any hairs but these” (IV.175-76, Pope). This sort of innuendo was remarkably popular, reflecting no doubt of a powerful taboo. Pope wants to suggest that beauty enhances or even sublimates the coarser passion....   [tags: Enlightenment, Courtship, Sexuality]

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Contrast Between Satire in The Rape Of The Lock and A Modest Proposal

- Contrast Between Satire in The Rape Of The Lock and A Modest Proposal        Although Alexander Pope's, "The Rape Of The Lock" and Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" are both witty satires, they differ on their style, intention, and mood. To begin, in "The Rape Of The Lock," Alexander Pope uses Horation satire to invoke a light, whimsical, melancholy mood to illustrate the absurdity of fighting over the cutting of one's hair. In fact, Horation satire is defined by K. Lukes as a device that is: " urban, smiling, witty" and "seeks to correct the human foibles." and is further reiterated in The Concise Oxford Dictionary Of Literary terms as: "Horation satire, often contrasted with the bit...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Comparison of Pope's The rape of the Lock and Swift's A Modest Proposal

- Although Alexander Pope's, The Rape of the Lock, and Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal are both witty satires, they differ on their style, intention, and mood. To begin, in The Rape of the Lock, Alexander Pope uses satire to invoke a capricious, melancholy mood to illustrate the absurdity of fighting over the cutting of one's hair. Hidden inside this poem is a crafty criticism of the society that helps create the crisis over the stolen lock. A Society in which appearances ere more important to a person’s sense of identity, and treats the insignificant with utmost importance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Comparing Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock

- Use of Satire in Canterbury Tales, Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock Jane Austen and Alexander Pope had had a myriad of writing styles and techniques from which to express the desired themes of their works.  Satire, however, seemed to be the effective light-hearted, yet condescending, tool that enabled them to surface the faults and follies of their moral and elite society.  In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, satire is used to the full extent in revealing the glutton within a pious and sacrificing nun, the vain hunter within a poor and meditative monk, and the vulgarity within a honorable woman of society.  In Pride and Prejudice and The Rape of the Lock, Austen and Pope u...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Dunciad: Mock epic and parallels to Rape of the Lock (another satire)

- The Dunciad: A Mock Epic. Honors English The fourth book of the Dunciad describes the fall and slow death of the English society that once taught him all the things he knew. He lashes out at his critics, accusers, and nay Sayers in his allegorical poem. It symbolizes a mock epic because of the elaborate use of words, calling on inspiration from a higher force, and using his work not so much to tell a story, but to point out the faults of a social order that can’t or chooses not to see what they’re really doing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Should Not Be Charged With Statutory Rape

- In this scenario, it seems as if John will be charged with Statutory rape. The young lady that came out the bar and was going back to his dorm said she was 16. Statutory rape is sexual intercourse with a minor. Even though she said she was 16, she was really 19. So the girl was not underage and could in fact consent for herself. His defense will be she is not underage. As goes for John, the female who was 19 and the 250 pound baby tiger that walked out of the improperly latched cage nothing happened....   [tags: Tort, Tort law, Negligence, Law]

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The Japanese Rape of Nanking, China

- ... Because of this they looked at the Chinese POWs with utter disgust, viewing them as animals not worthy of life. The extermination of the Chinese POWs began after trucks transported them to remote areas outside the city limits of Nanking. As soon as they were assembled the savagery began. With young Japanese soldiers encouraged by their superiors to inflict as much pain and suffering as possible upon a single POW. They used this as an exercise to increase their toughness for future wars and to eradicate any civilized notions of mercy inside their young brains....   [tags: World War II atrocities]

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Rape Culture Controversy

- ... Women can’t be out and about at three in the morning in fear of being raped. When I went to Sear’s Driving School, the instructor told every single girl in the class to lock the doors as soon as we get in their car in case anyone tries to attack us or rapes us. Women are told to be mindful of what they’re wearing because if they are raped, someone is going to blame their outfit for being raped. Society has taught women that it’s normal to be seen as sex objects and nothing else. In the summer of 2013, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke was playing in nearly every radio station....   [tags: real issues in today's society]

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Rape

- Here is a number for you: 354,670. That is the number of women that were raped in 1995 (RAINN 1). That is equivalent of one woman being raped every two minutes (RAINN 1). Want more numbers. “In the last two years, more than 787,000 women were the victim of a rape or sexual assault” (RAINN 1). And one more statistic that might get your attention is that only 37% of rapes are reported to the authorities (RAINN 2). Fortunately, there are ways to drastically reduce these numbers. For starters women need to know what constitutes rape....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Rape

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Rape

- Rape "I take a look through the bars at the last sights of a world that has gone very wrong for me. Can it be there's some sort of error. It's hard to stop the surmounting terror. Is it really the end, not some crazy dream. Somebody please tell me that I'm dreaming. It's not so easy to stop from screaming, but words escape me when I try to speak. Tears, they flow, but why am I crying. I don't believe that there is never an end to the nightmare." Humans never stop to think what the consequences of our behavior will be....   [tags: Papers]

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Rape and Sexual Violence

- Rape and Sexual Violence Rape and sexual violence is a very serious problem that affects millions of people each year. Rape is someone taking advantage of another person sexually. Sexual assault can be verbal, physical, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. ("Sexual Assault.") Rape is one of the most underreported crimes. In 2002, only thirty-nine percent of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law officials. ("Sexual Violence: Fact Sheet.") Victims sometimes do not report that they have raped because of shame or feeling that it was their fault....   [tags: Sexual Assault]

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The Role of Gender and Ethnicity in Perceptions of Rape and Its Aftereffects by L Schneide

- An Elderly woman, normally a target in an unsafe neighborhood, carries a satchel of cash. It is the receipt of today's betting and the neighborhood knows robbing her would result in punishment that would be swift and certain, unlike the legal system. The retaliation preserves the mob's reputation and honor. The threat precludes an attack in the first place. Ed Vega's "Spanish Roulette" is about retaliation to preserve honor after a rape. The story is about Sixto, a peace-loving Spanish poet. Lino, a local gang member and drug dealer, rapes Sixto’s sister Mandy....   [tags: tamler sommers, gender, ethnicity]

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Radio Broadcast: Congo and Violence, Particularly Women

- Good afternoon listeners, if you have just tuned in this is Global Radio Pub 109.4fm with the latest news regarding our international community. Current time is 2:30PM; current weather is 85 degrees Celsius with scattered thunderstorms. Now, yesterday we obtained an update of the current situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Jane Adams. Her charity is hosting a Concert for Congo at the Staples Center with the latest bands and is expected to have the richest and most influential people attending....   [tags: Rape, Human Rights]

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Date Rape : Rape And Rape

- ... It 's extremely scary to me that they do not know what the legal definition of date rape is. The Australian......states, the legal definition of date rape is non-consensual sexual intercourse by a friend or acquaintance. You are saying no and they do not stop and they typically use force to continue. Even if you 've passed out, they are still using force to penetrate, especially for the female who was a virgin at that time. Date rape is not about love, it 's about power and control . It happens involving some sort of power and control by the perpetrator....   [tags: Rape, Date rape drug, Sexual intercourse]

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- ... The effects of rape vary from being psychologically damaged, to being harassed and bullied; this is called victim shaming. Most would think that it’s ridiculous to be judged for being raped, however it is a very common occurrence. For example, CNN and Fox News both have articles on a college student, a woman identified as “Jackie”, who was brutally gang-raped at a college frat party. After the tragic event, Jackie said to have told a friend after waking up covered in bruises the next morning....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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The Rape Of College Rape Incidents

- ... Some mental problems rape survivors may acquire are depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Lastly, they are “more prone to develop an eating disorder” (“Rape and Sexual Assault”). There are three different types of rapists that put those survivors through mental and physical pain. The three categories are the anger rapist, power rapist, and the sadistic rapist. The anger rapist is very abusive and leaves physical injuries behind on the victim. Also, their attack on the victim is spontaneous....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, War rape]

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Rape As A Rape Victim

- ... The woman was pregnant and claimed if he put up a fight he would hurt the baby. She then preyed on him once again. He was raped. Ayesha 's family coerced her into marriage. After running away from home to escape their traditional views, their constant threats finally brought her back. A visit to her grandparents house in Pakistan took a turn for the worse when she met her new suitor. Trapped in a different country where no one even spoke English, she had to accept her fate. She married her suitor....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Rape culture, Sexual slavery]

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Rape As A Victim Of Rape

- Rape is an issue that usually occurs to females and is more likely executed by males than females. Nonetheless, a female’s position in rape can and does go further than being the victim. Considering that women can be the perpetrator in this sexual assault, who are their victims. Rape can occur to anyone by anyone. In the same way a female can be a victim of rape, so can a male. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual assault organization, “About 3% of American men have experienced attempted or completed rape as of 1998, an estimated 4.5 million as of 2010” (Who Are the Victims?)....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Abuse]

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Rape And Sexual Assault And Rape

- ... Traditionally, men are socialized to be sexually dominant and women to be submissive. This clear sexual double standard suggests that certain dress and /or actions of women increase the risk of sexual assault, but this same belief is not held for men and perpetuates the idea that women are responsible for men’s thoughts and actions, contributing to the trivialization of sexual violence. Furthermore, Niemi and Young (2014) report that this double standard also supports the myth that once sexually stimulated men cannot control themselves while women are more often expected to control themselves and to guard one’s purity....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Violence]

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Rape : Rape On College Campuses

- ... The first basic question simply asks what is going on in terms of sexual assault on college campuses. What type of sexual assaults are most common, how frequent are they, and what procedures are taken to discipline perpetrators and prevent more instances of sexual assault. After getting the information, the next question asks why things are the way they are. Why are sexual assaults and a rape-supportive culture so extensive on college campuses, and why are so few people, especially those in power, trying to change things....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Sexual intercourse]

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Rape Is An Act Of Rape

- ... Anger rape is usually committed from hostility build up and is usually not done for sexual satisfaction and according to cmos.org, power rapist are motivated by the power of being able to control the victim and typically they rape because they feel more masculine. (http://www.csom.org/train/etiology/4/4_1.html) The last type of rapist is classified as a sadistic rapist; these rapists feel pleasure from seeing their victims in pain. Sadistic rapist unlike anger and power rapist, rape for pleasure....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape And Prevention Programs For Rape

- ... The RPE feels if people are better educated about sexual abuse that it will be less likely to happen. The Rape Prevention Program is in over 50 states and four provinces owned by the united states(CDC,2014). RPE wants to reduce risk factors in rape and enhance factors of protection(CDC,2014). RPE wants to change how people see rape through social factors(CDC,2014). This means they want people to get educated on sexual assault and to help protect victims from sexual assault. It is a good thing what the CDC is doing....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Abuse, Sexual assault]

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Sexual Assault, Rape, And Rape

- What is sexual assault. Sexual assault is, “any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape” (Sexual Assault). Sexual assault is something very serious and dangerous and can mess a person’s life up both physically and mentally. Females are feeling unsafe on the grounds of places were they are going to get an education to make a dream come true....   [tags: Rape, Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse]

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Rape And Rape Culture On American Society

- Rape and rape culture have been a longstanding issue in American society. Looking at modern influences such as the media, our nation’s history, and the way our Consider the following: How has rape culture evolved through our history. What role does the media play in rape culture. And most importantly, how has rape become institutionalized in American society. First things first, it is important to understand what the terms rape and rape culture truly mean. Many people see the two terms and interchangeable....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Violence against women]

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A Brief Note On Rape And Rape Crimes

- ... Rape kits are a very intrusive process that women have to go through in the same body regions where they were abused (Alter). Charlotte Alter from Time magazine writes that rape kits can take up to four hours long and included being prodded, poked, and photographed in very intimate areas. A lot of rape kits are sadly forgotten or mishandled by the police, which is why many cases will go cold, but luckily legislation passed that pushes for the investigation into cold rape cases from forgotten or mishandled rape kits (Alter)....   [tags: Rape, Abuse, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Rape And Its Effects On Women

- Rape is something that has been taken very seriously in the United States, or may I say in the world. There are many victims that play apart of this problem. Schools are taking charge and making sure that the safety of this issue is being set. What many don’t know is that Marital Rape is also a big that can happen to girls. There are people that pay no attention to this factor because there is a marital relationship between the two. Marital Rape is affecting many women physically and emotionally because of the lack of interest people have for it....   [tags: Rape, Marriage, Spousal rape, Woman]

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Rape Should Never Be Considered

- The answer to this question seems quite obvious at first: rape should never be considered ‘okay,’ but too often in our society it is allowable. Excuses are made, victims are blamed and the perpetrators face little to no punishment. In our society it often feels like raping someone breaks only a folkway instead of a mores. The perpetrators rarely face legal or social consequences for their actions while the victims often find themselves further violated by society. Very few people would answer the above question as it is affirmatively, but how would people, in this case Pennsbury High school students, respond to this question when it is phrased in such a way as to not provoke such a knee-jer...   [tags: Rape, War rape, Victim, Question]

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The Stranger Rape Scenario Analysis

- ... This also related to Study 2 in which those with higher benevolence sexists views promoted less sentences to perpetrators that had committed sexual assault. The following article was review of two films done by Leisenring, where she discusses the concept of sexual consent and how they are presented in each film. The first film she discusses about is an autobiographical documentary called, The Line, by Nancy Schwartzman, where this women describes her experience after being date raped by a coworker....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Statutory rape]

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Rape Culture: How Society Reacts to Rape

- What do you think and feel when you hear the word rape. Do you feel uncomfortable. Maybe even angry. Your certain feelings and emotions towards this word is a result of rape culture. 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)....   [tags: controversial rape cases]

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Is Rape A Crime?

- As long as human existed, there was always rape. In Greek mythology (religion), there were rape occurring constantly, gods, especially Zeus, rape other gods, creatures, and humans. In the late Roman Republic, there was a legal law called Raptus ad stuprum, “abduction for the purpose of committing a sex crime.” Although rape was a crime in Roman Republic, rape was a popular theme in their religion, myths, and legends. Not every force sex is deemed to be seen as rape, such that slave rape is not considered a crime, but more of a property damaged to the owner....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Police, Sexual assault]

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Victims of Rape

- Rape is a form of victimization that is highly underreported. The crime of rape has been denied throughout the ages. Women were believed to secretly desire the prospect of being raped. In addition, there was even the belief that rape was not possible (Pilkington, 2011, Lecture Unit 4). In some ways, this denial of rape has continued within our society. Denial about victimization has only added to the negative feelings rape victims have and why they choose to let their victimization go unreported....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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The Rape of Nanking

- Nikolina Jovanovic Global Lit Accel Dudek April 4, 2014 Rape of Nanking In late 1937, the Japanese army brutally murdered and assaulted civilians in Nanking, China over a period of six weeks. This event in history was one of the most horrendous and also an event that is rarely talked about or taught in school. This part of history was known as the Second Sino- Japanese war. The Japanese had a contempt for the Chinese people, thinking that they were the lowest race on the planet. China had a benefit by being a larger country and because of that Japan always had something to fear....   [tags: Second Sino-Japanese War, mass rape]

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Alcohol and Rape

- Exposure and Outcome Rape can ruin lives. The sexually violent act is associated with a long list of public health concerns, including disease, unwanted pregnancy, physical trauma, mental and emotional suffering, and death. While rape can be simply defined as sex without consent, the impact rape has on society is complex. Victims are often stigmatized. They feel ashamed, weak and at fault. An estimated 18 percent of women in the US reported being raped at least once in their lifetimes, according to a 2007 study cited by the Center for Research on Violence Against Women....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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The Rape Epidemic

- Rape causes depression, loss of self-esteem, self-incrimination, and suicide. Therefore the consequences of rape should be life in prison or put in a mental institution. Rape should be banned nationally because you don’t know who could be raped next. Victims fear personal and family safety after a tragic incident like being raped. Narration The trauma of rape can lead to depression and can put victims in a horrible mental state of mind. Symptoms of depression can go unnoticed for long periods of time especially if the victims doesn’t speak out and tell someone....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape As A Weapon Of War

- ... By the time the attacks ended, over 200,000 women and children were raped. Not only is rape a traumatic event to go through but often the victims are blamed by their communities for what happened to them and many women would prefer to have been killed. ‘“At least with a bullet, you die. But if you have been raped, you appear to the community like someone who is cursed. After rape, no one will talk to you; no man will see you. It’s a living death”’ . Women are abandoned by their husbands and if a husband stays he usually take out his anger and hurt at the woman who was the victim to start with....   [tags: Rape, War rape, Pregnancy, Sexual slavery]

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The Myth of Rape Culture in America

- “Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and other feminists describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is almost invisible. According to feminists, films, magazines, fashion, books, music, and humor cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited.(Kitchens, 2015) Rape culture, which was coined as a culture during the second wave of feminism during the early 1970’s and was, according to the encyclopedia of rape, “often used by feminists to describe contemporary American culture as a whole.” Rape culture, by definition though, is “a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against...   [tags: Rape Culture Essays]

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The Harmful Effects of Rape

- The concept behind the word, action and idea of rape is a scary thought. Rape is defined as a type of sexual assault, usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that person’s consent (Kelland, 2011). Rape is a demoralizing crime that can leave the victim with lasting negative psychological affects. This paper will discuss the different types of rape, the cause and effects with rape and the harm rape can cause to its victims. When most people hear the word “rape”, they automatically think of the attacker being a stranger forcing themselves upon another and doing unwanted sexual things to the victim....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Date Rape: How Will Be Next?

- “The sexes are at war” according to Camille Paglia, author of “Rape: A Bigger Danger Then Feminists Know” (2). The number of date rape cases is on the rise, especially among college students. Paglia claims that the cause for this is women not being careful around men. However, feminist like Susan Jacoby, author of “Common Decency”, claims that is more of a social cause. According to research the causes are women not being self aware, the media and the leading cause being alcohol and drug use....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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A Closer Look at Date Rape

- “Feminism has not prepared them for this,” states Camille Paglia in her essay “Rape: A Bigger Danger than Feminists Know.” The “them” in Paglia’s statement is referring to women, and she is discussing the topic of date rape. Susan Jacoby, on the other hand, writes in her article “Common Decency,” that feminism is not responsible for the rising cases of date rape, but that it is the men who are at fault. Paglia’s argument is insightful and accurate, but Jacoby’s writing is flawed and not well-researched....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Medical Center : A Victim Of Rape

- ... Lobehan said she was able to turn her head around and she saw Brown on top of her. Lobehan said she looked right at Brown 's face and was 100 percent sure it was him. Lobehan said brown was holding his T-shirt up with his teeth, and buttoning his pants. Lobehan said she was shocked by what had just happened, pulled a blanket over her, closed her eyes, and laid back down. Lobehan said she heard Brown said "I think someone is out there", as if he was startled, and Brown got off the couch. Lobehan said she fell back asleep and did not wake up until about Cynthia came in the trailer to check on her....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Police]

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Rape And The Civilian Society

- Despoil in the military occurs more often than many civilians believe. It is very important to address situations that are entirely intolerable. Rape in the civilian society is seen with disgust and dishonor. When women or men are raped many, don’t report it since they are ashamed that they have endured such an atrocity. Rape is not just an action against an individual, but a violent crime that can scar a life permanently. Rape transpires in all parts of the world, including the United States....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Assault]

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Rohypnol: The Date Rape Drug

- Rohypnol is a very strong benzodiazepine. It is ten times more powerful then any other benzodiazepine valium, the effects are felt very fast by any user. The drug usually works on the body for up to eighteen hours or (sometimes longer). Also during that time the user will feel many symptoms and some are: Drowsiness, disoriented, and they can loss consciousness. Most people when they take Rohypnol will suffer from a form of amnesia that prohibits memory formation for as long as they have the drug in the body....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Intoxicated Sex is Not Rape

- Is intoxicated sex not consensual sex. It is clear that most people would quickly respond with various signs of affirmation which all center around the statement: “of course, intoxicated sex is not consensual sex.” This is the reigning viewpoint among many ethicists, who take up a huge percentage of our society, who argue that alcohol use impairs a person’s judgment. Because of this, the decisions one makes while intoxicated are decisions that have not been adequately contemplated. Consequently when a person agrees to engage in sexual intercourse while under the influence of alcohol, one is unable to give full consent to such a big decision....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape And The Highest Unreported Crime

- ... Date rape tend to be a classmate, co-worker, boyfriend, neighbor, and even someone you went on a date with. The reason why women fail to report date rape is because society influence them to believe that they asked for it by what she was wearing, how she flirted, or simply her body language allowed the perpetrator to assume and take action. It is never the victim’s fault, regardless of how she acted or what she did to manipulate the situation. Marital rape is the force of sex without consent from a spouse....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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Date Rape and Acquaintance Rape

- Date rape is not a rare incident. Surveys indicate that in 84% of rape cases, the victim knows the attacker, and 57% of rapes occur on dates (Warshaw 11). However, what is even more surprising than these high statistics is that most incidents of date rape go unreported. Several theories exist that try to explain this phenomenon. For example, many women may refuse to believe that their “friend” raped them. In fact, they could eventually convince themselves that it never happened. Additionally, there is confusion following the attack in which memory and emotions become mixed up....   [tags: The Tragedy of Date Rape]

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Club Drugs and Date Rape

- Ecstasy, also known as MDMA, is a club drug that is extremely popular amongst high school and college students. Because club drugs can enhance enjoyment from touch they are used to increase intimacy and, worse, in rape situations. They are also used to stimulate psychedelic effects and to energize the user for the night. These designer drugs lead to the deaths of multiple people each year. Club drugs are created to induce a stimulant and psychedelic effect; however, these sensations are definitely not worth the addictive and disabling effects they may cause....   [tags: Date Rape Essays]

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Rape : An Example Of A Social System

- ... The Indian Penal Code of 1860 stated that a man has committed rape when he has had sexual relations: "against her will, without her consent under false promise, consent by coercion, with her consent when she has unsound mind or intoxication and is unable to understand the nature and consequences of that to which she gives consent, or with or without her consent when she was under 16 years of age" (Madan and Sinha, pg.3). Section 375 considers that rape in marriage is a crime when the wife is under 15 years old, which means that if you’re older than 15 years old marital rape is not a criminal offense (Hamilton, pg.396)....   [tags: Rape, Sexual assault, Police, Assault]

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Rape Culture: Are Women Asking for It?

- Merril Smith’s Encycolpedia of Rape defines the term “rape culture” as “one in which rape and other sexual violence against women . . . [is] both prevalent and considered the norm” (174). Rape is not a new subject in today’s society, its origins reaching far back into history. What causes rape, though. Is it the primal drive of men to exhibit dominance over all women, or do the women share the blame because of the way they dress, act, or do their makeup. Modern American culture would place the blame on the woman who “provoked” the attack; however, a woman should not have to park closer to the building she is entering, nor should she have to carry protection just in case a sexual predator dec...   [tags: Rape Culture, Sexual Violence, Women]

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The Legal Definition Of Rape

- ... However, many rape cases were not reported. Germany – According to Wikipedia, in 2009, 7,314 rape cases were reported in Germany. Rate of rape was 13 percent. Fortunately, rate of rape in Germany has fallen for 10 years. However, from http://www.wonderslist.com/10-countries-highest-rape-crime, “Germany is the number six in the highest rape crime with the figures of 6,507,394.” Saudi Arabia – According to Wikipedia, sexual violence including rape stood at 2.19 per 100,000 populations. South Korea – According to http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Rape- rate, 6321 rape cases were reported, and rate of rape was 13.5 percent....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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The Second Rape

- ... Many times in the mass media women will fake that she does not want to have intercourse, but in reality she is hoping the man will force her into having some kind of sexual act. “A high percentage of non-incarcerated rapists and child molesters have said that they have been incited by pornography to commit crimes” (Frey). This scenario can easily be misleading and is a common excuse rapist may use. People also believe that rape can occur only to women who live the “wrong way”, those who are believed to be sexually active, uneducated, lower class or mentally ill....   [tags: rape victim, rapist, crime, sexual assault, blame]

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The Rape Of The United States

- ... This story never ran in the media because the girl was neither drunk nor out alone late at night. A Fear Culture is created by the ways in which marketers, politicians, tech designers, and the media employ fear to regulate the public. If this story had made top news, fear would consume women’s lives and the regulation of the public would be destroyed. Rape lies in the pretense of the fear of doing something wrong. The sadistic desire to punish women can be identified as one form of motivation for committing rape....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Sexual assault]

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The Discourse Of Rape Culture

- ... Research Questions This paper attempts to answer the question of how portrayals of rape and gender inequalities by the media have greater impact in developing views on rape, and enforced by conversations following the same discourse. It will also explore how ideas about rape may be changing over time as the technologies we use to consume media change, we discuss the issues via different platforms, and more recently may have entered a “call-out culture”, which enables the public to emerge from passive citizenship to social activism (Thelandersson, 2014)....   [tags: Feminism, Third-wave feminism, Rape]

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The Violence Of Rape Culture

- Rape Culture is defined as “… a culture in which dominant cultural ideologies, media images, social practices, and societal institutions support and condone sexual abuse by normalizing, trivializing and eroticizing male violence against women and blaming victims for their own abuse (Phillips cited in Kacmarek).” In today’s society, rape culture is prevalent in essentially every person’s life. While there are many different ways rape culture can present itself, all aspects of the culture are disturbing and in most cases, quite harmful – whether physically or emotionally....   [tags: Rape, Sexual intercourse, Abuse, Bullying]

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