Sexual Assault in the United States

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College female students have been targets of sexual assault acts, According to Robin Gray “Between 20% and 25% of women will experience a completed and/or attempted rape during their college career.” Sexual assault is when is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat. There are laws that protect women in all types of setting from being victims of sexual assault. The government had made some changes to the laws of sexual assault over the past decade to protect the girls and women so justice can be served. The president Obama has been enforcing a law for the young women in colleges.
Sexual assault in the United States dates back to slaves and domestic servant who were vulnerable to sexual assault sine the law did very little to protect them. At this time society blamed women for being “promiscuous by nature” or for just not fighting of a perpetrator. By the 1920s female worker were expected to know how to deal with sexual assault in the work place on their own; if they were not able to handle it then they would have to quit their jobs. According to Amanda Reed “Cornell University activists coined the term sexual harassment in 1975, and this pervasive problem was finally given a name. Public awareness of the issue has risen since then.”
In 1991 The Civil Rights Acts allows victims to receive a jury trial when seeking compensatory and punitive damage under Title…
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