“If Rape Where Legal …” Dr. Yalom in his book “Love’s Executioner” in his second chapter “If rape where legal” he talks about his patient Carlos. Carlos is a far gone cancer patient who was referred to Yalom by his oncologist. (Yalom, 2010. p. 62). Carlos in this part of his life, was an unconscious man. He did not believe in anything; he just wants to live his life by his own way even, his way might affect others. Like Yalom describes in his writing an event that happen with Carlos and his therapy group. One day after one of the members confess some personal trauma, Carlos instead of showing compassion and support, he acts so rude, and insensible by asking all kind of questions, and he does not pay any attention to the damage that he was creating to the rest of the group. He never shows any mercy for the other members of the group, this is a demonstration on how he does not care for anybody even, himself, Yalom (2010). One of the things that stuck me by reading Yalom, was at the beginning of the chapter. My understanding while I was reading was about Sarah, the therapist of Carlo’s therapy group. When in reality this chapter was about Carlos, and his personality, and how he saw life, and the way he performance in it. Other thing was the way he expresses about women and how he thinks about them. His comments about “If rape where legal, I’d do it” (Yalom, 2010, p. 67). With this comment you think that he is an unconscious man, that he does not believe in anything
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Last week, the White House released a short, celebrity packed, 60-second public service announcement (PSA) on the topic of sexual assault. 1 is 2 Many addressed those who are in control of preventing sexual assault as its intended audience was those who can put a stop to sexual violence: the perpetrators or would-be offenders. Although this one minute announcement completed the task of bringing sexual assault to the forefront of discussion, it failed to encompass the central issues concerning the culture of sexual assault: societal misperceptions, the victims, and the justice system. Sexual assault is a phenomenon that has been around for centuries; the culture of sexual assault is rooted in both legal practices and societal perceptions.
“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
Rape is one of the most widespread and ubiquitous violent crimes facing America, making laws regarding rape and the judicial processing of rape increasingly important. The judicial process itself deters both rape reports and rape convictions. Not only does the judicial processing or rape cases itself deter reports and convictions, but it also has a negative impact on the moral and mental well being of the victims who decide to pursue their cases.
Can we take a moment to think about how there are so many double standards when it comes to sex and I’m not just talking about the typical guys can have casual sex with multiple people and get praised for it but when a woman does it she gets slut-shamed? I’m talking about the double standards with statutory rape, for example, a 17-year-old boy was sentenced 10 years in prison for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old. I’m wondering so is the 15-year-old girl going to jail too? So let's start from the beginning statutory rape refers to having sexual relations under the age of consent which is different in states but typically is between the ages of 16-18 here in the US. Now statutory rape and child molester is not the same thing, statutory
Post World War I northeast Oklahoma was one of the most racially and politically divided and tense atmospheres in the country. The areas were occupied with slave owning native american’s, former slave owning white families that resettled from the deep south and blacks that after world war I resettled for work within the oil fields of Oklahoma. On september 26th, 1907 Oklahoma was established into the Union of the United States, and one of its first orders of business was to implement Jim Crow laws and voting loopholes that did not let blacks hold public office or serve on city official boards, and made it near impossible to vote until the 1965 voting right acts. All three governments, State, City, and National were all partially to blame
There are debates on whether or not the laws for statutory rape are strict enough. The age of consensual sex varies from state to state. In some states the age of consent is 16 while others start at the age of 17. Though many of these teens may be physically ready to engage in sex, many of them are not mentally prepared. In their article, “Enforce Statutory Rape Laws to Curb Teen Sex”, Kathleen Sylvester and Jonathan O’Connell talk about relationships between 12, 13 and 14 year old girls and sexually mature men who are inherently unequal, often coercive and almost always damaging. Many of these girls find themselves engaging in sexual activities with much older men. Until stricter laws are put into place, as well as parents explaining these
Statutory rape refers to sexual relations involving someone below the "age of consent." People below the age of consent cannot legally consent to having sex. This means that sex with them, by definition, violates the law.
Carlos has very strong Dominican values; he’s very stern with his four girls. As it states in the book he was known to tell his daughters “I don’t want loose women in my family” pg. 28. They were not supposed to be interment with a man until they were married. He’s also a respected Doctor and revolutionist. Carlos had to adapt to his new life in America. In the Dominican He was a Doctor with a well-known reputation he had family all around him he was able to provide for his family anything they wanted and the five girls follow the Dominican values for women. Now that he’s living in New York he’s going to have to have to reestablish his self by making sure his credentials are in order to practice as
I read the book Rules of Attraction By: Simone Elkeles. In the book Rules of Attraction Alex’s brother Carlos moves to Colorado. He wants to live on the edge and live reckless not live the way Alex is living his life. Carlos then ends up in a Mexican gang that isn’t easy to get out of and they try to set him up as a drug lord. Alex has to make arrangements for Carlos to stay with his professor so he doesn’t get caught and end up in jail, while Carlos is staying with his professor he falls in love with the professor’s daughter Kiara.
One of the main issues that comes with sexual assault is the what constitutes as consent, because so many people view what qualifies as consent differently. Consent is when the word yes comes out of your partner’s mouth. (whether it be a hook-up or your partner). A study was done and it showed that 47% of those who took the poll believe that if someone takes off their clothes they are consenting to have sex (Weiss). That is not consent. Consent is receiving a verbal yes, not a moan, or a head nod, wearing certain clothes, or even drunk flirting. Thankfully colleges and universities have started having classes and presentations that go over consent among other things related to sexual assault at either orientation or they are courses the
The consequences of rape in victims and society are the fear of being involved in this horrible crime. The majority of time the victim knowns the assailant, as consequence of this act victims are fear to report the assault. This kind of assault has such a deep impact because victims can recover easy; rape is a crime that will always remain in their minds Most Victims after being raped go through a phase in which they feel guilty of being rape. Survivor’s aftermath of rape start feeling with depression, fear, anxiety, some get pregnant, and or physical harm. These victims seek for support, or any treatment that help to take their lives back to normal; raying to recover faster .According a group of psychiatrist, rapist suffers of any mental disturbance, people how cant not maintain a normal deviance in society no dough have a psychological problems. Being sexually assaulted no only traumatized the victim affect relatives, family, friends, also the community
Rape is a crime that Americans hear very little about, yet everyone knows that such acts occur frequently. Rape is a very personal form of violence that continuously impacts the victim for years after it occurs, if not for the rest of the victim’s life. The effects of rape, short-term and long-term, can be catastrophic for the victim, causing them physical and psychological damage (Gluck, 2016). I believe that by using the Rational Choice Theory, rape can be eliminated in today’s society by the use of castration as a punishment for offenders and as a deterrence for possible future offenders.
As the most prominent charge to come here, rape was originally defined by Hume as: “the knowledge of the woman’s person forcibly and against her will”. Rape was then defined in the current edition of Gordon as: “the carnal knowledge of a female by a male person obtained by overcoming her will”. However, both definitions have been long replaced by the current definition set out in the Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009, which differs quite significantly from Hume’s and Gordon’s definitions, to one of a more practical approach. In section one of the 2009 Act it defines the charge of rape as the penetration by an individual’s penis, of the vagina, anus or mouth without the consent of the second individual and without any knowledge that the second individual is consenting or is reckless to whether consent has taken place. Hume’s old law definition was gender specific and required force for the crime of rape to be
Women, girls, men, and boys are vulnerable victims of sexual assaults every day in our country. While females experience much higher rates of sexual assaults than males. The problem that this country faces is the lack of being able to track rapist, in addition to the victims that chose not to report their assault of being raped to the police. Issues of under reporting comes from the victims with multiple reasons that hinders them from reporting these heinous criminal acts. Thus, the sad realization is that the perpetrator is usually some one that you know, that you would of never of thought that they could and would, and do sexually assault you.
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.