Cultural Rape

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  • Cultural Rape in Heart of Darkness and The Jewel in the Crown

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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

  • Analysis Of Martha Burt's Cultural Myths And Supports For Rape

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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

  • Cultural Rape in Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart

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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

  • Rape Culture And Rape Culture

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    Rape culture, a term created by feminists in the 1970’s has some serious connotations behind it. Essentially this phrase explicitly states that within our society due to sexism women are blamed for their sexual abuse. This belief, that a woman is to blame for the harm caused to her is not only believed socially but enforces politically. Men are one of the most dominant groups in society. Thus, in this particular case men are the bourgeois and women and the proletarians. These men in power are able

  • Rape Myth Acceptance: The Blame On Women

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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

  • Domestic Cultural Practices: Causes Of Harmful Cultural Behaviors

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    INTRODUCTION Harmful cultural practices are practices that violate the right of humans and are defended under the rules of tradition, religion, and culture. Gender inequalities, superiority of men, “rigid gender roles and ascribing women lower status in society” are main factors of the causes of harmful cultural practices. SHORT SUMMARY AND CAUSES OF HARMFUL CULTURAL PRACTICES Harmful Cultural practices are social norms which have a

  • The Rape Culture of College Fraternities

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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

  • What Is Hegemonic Masculinity?

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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

  • Persuasive Essay On Rape Culture

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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

  • The Pros And Cons Of Marital Rape

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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