Rolling Stone is a magazine that was first known for its coverage of music and politics now mainly focuses on pop culture and entertainment. In the November 2014 issue, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA” story was published about an alleged rape on the University of Virginia campus. Rolling Stone released information about the alleged rape of a freshman and how the school mishandled the situation. The Rolling Stone wrote and published a story that was only told from the student’s point of view; the magazine never interviewed anyone else related to the case. “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA” story caused much controversy and many ethical issues came from the release of the
“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. Paglia includes all rhetorical appeals and persuasive techniques, while Jacoby lacks in some departments of persuasiveness and fills the gap with logical fallacies. Comparing both of these papers will help the reader see why
On November 19, 2014, Rolling Stone Magazine published an article that attracted over 2.7 million views, “more than any other feature not about a celebrity that the magazine had ever published.” The article, “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA” catapulted the issue of rape culture on college campuses into a national discussion. Encouraging this discussion and urging universities across the country to increase their efforts to combat this was the goal of Sabrina Rubin Erdely when she set out to find a story that encompassed just that. However, the article was ultimately retracted and removed from the website by Rolling Stone due to fabrications and ethical issues in the story.
It isn’t a family, it’s a felony. Parents who are in custody battles use cases of abuse and neglect to win, so why are rape custody cases so different? There are 19 states that automatically terminate parental rights to attackers that impregnated woman through rape. But what happens if your attacker wasn’t convicted? What if he was found not guilty? Then you have to provide “clear and convincing evidence” that the child was conceived through rape. Does that even make sense? Shouldn’t it be common sense to take away any sort of right to seeing the child if he/she was conceived through forced sex? Things like this make it that much harder for victims to come forward about their assault.
The Fallacies Within “On Date Rape” Paglia’s editorial discusses an extremely controversial topic in current society and will undoubtedly will have readers who disagree, because there are opinionated points. Rape is also a very touchy subject, especially if the opinion on the issue is unwarranted. The editorial itself is not a lengthy read, and does not provide much support for various claims. As a result, many of the points can be argued against and are sure to infuriate a handful of readers who have other views. Date rape is difficult to discuss because coming to a conclusion without much explanation is bound to make some readers upset.
Statutory rape laws assume that a person is not capable of consenting sex. Even if a person consents the law of sex assume that they do not have the capacity to consent. statutory rape is different from child molestation as there is not force. Marriage is excluded from the law as an older individual is able to marry someone who is under age as long they obtain consent from their parents. Andre clark discussion of california’s statutory rape laws demonstrates the distinctions made for marriage in the law as statutory rape is described as an ‘’act of sexual intercourse intercourse accomplished with a female not the wife of the perpetrator, where the female in under the age of 18 years’’ (P.1933). Statutory rape laws can also serve to protect those who are mentally incapacitated and be may be at a developmental age lower than their actual age however this can be difficult to prove. While statutory rape laws are currently in place to protect minors
Statutory law in particular is discriminating to boys and very patronizing to girls, throughout my research I have found many studies where women have cried in front of the judge and the judge will let them off with a minimum of three months probation, or a few hours of community service. Albert Einstein once said that, “The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office recently came under fire for filing their defense in a federal lawsuit and rape case: the office included “contributory negligence” in its
who commit a sexual offence while 90% are women who are the victims to above-mentioned assault (Brennan & Taylor-Butts, 2008: 10).
Rape is defined as the commission of unlawful sexual intercourse or unlawful sexual intrusion. Rape laws in the United States have been revised multiple times over the years, and they vary from state to state. Most states choose to label the crime of rape as a sexual assault. Sexual assault is divided into three degrees: first degree, second degree, and third degree. A person is guilty of rape in the first degree if the person engages in vaginal intercourse: with another at least four years younger than the offender; or with another person by force and against the will of the other person. A person is guilty of rape in the second degree if the person engages in vaginal intercourse with another person: by force and against the will of the other
Sexual assault is a threat to public health in refugee and conflict affected settings, placing survivors at risk for unintended pregnancy, unsafe abortion, STIs, HIV, psychological trauma, and social stigma. In response, the International Rescue Committee developed a multimedia training tool to encourage competent, compassionate, and confidential clinical care for sexual assault survivors
What is sexual victimization? Sexual victimization is a very broad area; there are so many types of sexual victimization, these types include statutory rape, date rape and acquaintance rape. Statutory rape- this rape in Florida means if a person is fewer than 16 they cannot consent if they are 16-18 years of age they cannot legally consent if the defendant is 24 or older. These laws vary depending on the state. A stranger rape is just as it implies a rape in which you do not know the perpetrator, as opposed to an acquaintance rape- a rape where you are familiar with the perpetrator. A date rape is a rape that is done where some sort of relationship or physical attraction was involved. Anyone can become a victim, anyone who suffers physical,
Explaining how some sex crimes captured the level of attention like the Amber Hagerman murder, Lindbergh kidnapping, and even Megan Kanka case here in New Jersey result in so much attention, and others don't is a hard subject? The big problem one can point out is mostly the Media and the politicians. First off, for the Media, if it not profitable or will not boast ratings, then they will not report it. It is the Media’s job to report news to us, still every event has factors that raised the level of attention it should receive. The factors like Who, Where, and How makes the headliners. Who was the victim or who was the offender is the big key points for the Media? Were the victim’s parents a celebrity or offender a celebrity? Was it a simple
EXPLAINING SEXUAL ASSAULT AND RAPE As reported by, feminist criminologists, their perspective of rape and sexual assault differ between liberal and radical feminists. Liberal feminists’ viewpoint in regards of rape as a gender-neutral assault on a persons’ autonomy and mainly focusing on the harm that rape can do to an individual.
Most people would agree that as you grow up you learn by seeing, feeling ,touching , smelling, and hearing . Albert Bandura supports this by a theory he created called the Social Learning Theory (McLeod, 2011). Social Learning Theory is a theory that explains that behavior is learned by your social environment, interactions and observations of others. With this theory I would say it supports opinion in which I would say that rape is not something somebody just decides one day to do. I believe that rape is learned throughout time. There are many social and even media factors that sometimes may come off with the intention that rape is acceptable. In some media factors they may even perceive that being forcibly raped is pleasurable. Movies tend to do it often and sometimes movies don 't realize that what people see on television can sometimes influence people to see these acts as a norm. For instance the fact that a college kid is in a frat and he 's in a party there is a good percentage that he would reenact what television had stereotype frats boys to do. Television would label the frat boys as potential rapist and the human mind would consider that when you take on that role as a frat boy. One of the biggest media factors all the way from television to the internet that for so many years that perceive rape as acceptable is pornography.