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    Cultural Rape in Heart of Darkness and The Jewel in the Crown The comparison of Heart of Darkness and The Jewel in the Crown may lead to some interesting questions. The authors of these two great works have found their way into the literary cannon for well-founded reasons. Both texts seem to continue to bring the reader to ask questions of both the text and the readers own moral values. One of these value based questions deals with racism. It may well be that both of these great works may be

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    Cultural Rape In Things Fall Apart In Things Fall Apart, Achebe shows the ruthlessness of the missionaries in pursuit of new converts. Domestic support for the missions depended in large measure upon the tangible success of their preaching, ''success'' being reflected in the numbers of conversions. This relentless focus on "success" caused the "cultural rape" of the people of Umuofia. Achebe even hints at their use of bribery and blackmail in their endeavours. He tells us, ''the white missionary

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    Throughout Martha Burt’s article, Cultural Myths and Supports for Rape, she expresses her stance on rape myths. Burt defines rape myths in her article by “testing the hypothesis derived from social psychological and feminist theory that acceptance of rape myths can be predicted from attitudes such as sex role stereotyping, adversarial sexual beliefs, sexual conservatism, and acceptance of interpersonal violence.” (Burt 217) I believe that it is only right to say that it is practical to state her

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    (Connell, 2005), I assert that rape is particularly rampant in societies where sexual violence is an effective means of attaining this status quo. Thus when rape is institutionalised in the context of war where masculinity is measured by the ability and willingness to assert violence upon the enemy, rape becomes rampant because it is not only condoned but authorised (Price, 2001). I then debunk the claims of biological determinism that men are inherently predisposed to rape in order to ensure reproductive

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    Ranging from “a culture [in which] authorities [do] not tak[e] the rape victim seriously” to the “objectification and de-personification of women [in society which] creates a feedback loop for rapists”, rape culture can be generalized as an “environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture” (Speech-geek, CricketPinata). There

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    Marital rape is non-consensual sex when the perpetrator is the victim’s spouse. Sexual assault may be committed by physical force, threats of force, or even implied assaults based on prior harm causing the person to fear physical force will be used. A victim does not have to be putting up a fight for it to be considered rape. Even if a victim submits to sexual acts out of fear, it is considered rape. Marital rape is a form of both domestic violence and sexual abuse and is illegal in all of the United

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    Rape Myth Acceptance: the blame on women Alejandra Prado San Jose State University JS 101-80 December 4 2017 Sexual violence can happen to anyone. In fact, one out of every six women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Although, it is women who are targeted most often, it is important to understand that rape can occur to any person, regardless of various factors such as age, race, sex, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. What many people do not ponder is

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    world of "rape culture". It is said that rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Rape culture is defined as "an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture." We already have an idea that in colleges where sports is glorified that some professors will allow athletes to get away with numerous things from cheating to missing numerous classes but fraternity events can be high risk for rape. First

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    dominance over individuals by making them feel inferior. “Kirby Dick is an Academy Award-nominated and two-time Emmy Award-winning documentary film director. His most recent feature, The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military” (The Hunting Ground Film, 2015). Watching this film, it is clear that it demonstrates the anthropological concept of enforcing gender roles through sexuality and power. The Hunting Ground exhibits the stories of amazing women

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    Marital Rape Marriage rape is the most neglect form of abuse against women. It has been stated that martial is motivated by laws, the reporting, and gender inequality. History: Marital rape and the foundation of exemption have dated back to the 1700’s, where the first documented legal statement of marital rape occurred in 1736. Sir Matthew Hale, who at the time was the chief justice of England, published a statement stating that a husband cannot be persecuted for raping his wife. "But the husband

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