Through my reading of the article titled “Can she consent to sex after drinking” by Margaret Wente I identified two rape myths. As we know, rape myths are a set of beliefs about rape and sexual assault that feed into rape culture. These uneducated beliefs place the blame on rape victims rather than the perpetrators and attempt to blur the line between rape and consensual sex. In Wente’s article the rape myths I found are “As for those armies of would-be rapists lurking in every shadow – they’re your sons, your grandsons, your nephews and your brothers” and “If two young people get hammered and have drunken sex, he is responsible for his behaviour, but she’s not responsible for hers”. In the first rape myth the author uses a sense of sarcasm, what she is essentially say is that the people who you are calling rapist are in fact just your innocent friends and family. The author is assuming that people who commit acts of sexual violence are not people that we know. She uses this quote to make readers think that rapists are dark, devious, and unknown people. However, we know that in reality this is not the case, in approximately 80-90% of sexual assault cases the perpetrator is someone the victim knows. An overwhelming majority of rapes that occur on campuses are actually done so by the person the victim is dating or an acutance. Although the author tries to assume friends and family are not rapist, studies would argue to the contrary. In the second rape myth the author is
Many individuals might wonder, what is rape culture? “Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women’s bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women’s rights and safety.” Most women limit their behavior because of the existence of rape. (Marshall University)
Despite the accepted idea that men and women are equal, there are still offensive ideas that make it to our gadgets and TV screens each day. It seems that when at a loss for ideas, the easy way out is to play on the tired old notion that women are somehow inferior to
In the twenty-first century, rape culture is gaining more and more recognition. The public is finally educating themselves on rape, what it is, and what qualifies as rape. One subtype of rape in particular is date rape. What exactly is date rape? According to an article called Date Rape, it is “the act of forcing sex on a date,” they continue to state “the key word in the definition is force, since it is the legal line that separates rape from romance” (Date Rape 1). Although the definition may seem simple, for some people, it is difficult to grasp. There are a few small differences between rape and date rape. According to the article, “unlike rapes involving strangers, date and acquaintance rapists typically use psychological pressure or strength to press for sex, rather than weapons or threats of violence” (Date
Our group of researchers decided to conduct a study in order to gather information on the rise of sexual assault allegations. We were interested in concluding whether or not the rise of sexual assault allegations in the media tested the validity regarding those accusations. Since Penn State has been exposed to a number of sexual assault scandals in the past few years, Penn State students were an ideal focus group because most students are familiar with our subject. With our phenomenon being a sensitive topic for a handful of our subjects, we decided to conduct a study in which all of our subjects could remain anonymous. Thus, we created a survey composed of nine questions, keeping in mind that this topic can be triggering for
Our intended audience was for younger kids and teenagers because these are the ages when most of your ideas and prejudices are formed. We wanted to show that if children are exposed to positive ideas about gender differences
According to the FBI database, in the year 2013 a rape occurred roughly once every 6.6 minutes. (US Department of Justice- Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014). This is based on 79,770 reported cases of rape following an eighty year-old definition, which defines rape as “carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her will” (US Department of Justice- Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2014). In 2013 however, the definition of rape was changed, and now reads, “Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim” (US Department of Justice- Federal Bureau of Investigation,
This paper will explore 3 news articles that take a look at male rape myths and how we as society are indifferent towards male rape victims. The articles however will differ with different examples and with different explanations. Norton (2017) will take a look at how in today's society male rape victims are put to the side. Mainly dealing with recent allegations against Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. One other article will define on what it means to be a man Muthengi (2011). Another article will be examining how men are treated when they report a rape incident and how it will go in depth with personal experience example.
Studies have shown that 20% of women have been raped in their lifetime. Rape is actually pretty common in America. Some people actually joke around about rape culture. Women in America are oppressed in many, many ways. One major example of this form of oppression is rape. Rape has been a major problem in America for a while now and it needs to be fixed. Studies have shown that one in five women get raped. They rate is actually pretty extreme. An argument commonly used is that men are raped too. This can show that women aren't the only ones raped, but also men. One thing a lot will say is that women are oppressed in a lot more ways than just rape, but just harassment in general. There are multiple ways to help with rape
Men can be and are sexually assaulted. Any man can be sexually assaulted regardless of size, strength, appearance, age, occupation, race or sexual identity. The feeling of not being able to fight back or protect oneself is a particularly pertinent issue for male victims of rape, not only in terms of their recovery but also in how people perceive men who are judged not to have fought back against their rapist (Davies, Michelle, Gilston, Jennifer, & Rogers, Paul pg 2809). The idea that men can’t be raped or sexually assaulted is linked to unrealistic beliefs that a ‘man’ should be able to defend himself against attack. It also has a history in the fact that according to the Queensland Criminal Code, up until 1997, the offence of rape could only
Since the beginning of time, gender has played a big role in how one acts and how one is looked upon in society. From a young age children are taught to be either feminine or masculine. Why is it that gender plays a big role in the characteristics that one beholds? For centuries in many countries it has been installed in individual’s heads that they have to live by certain stereotypes. Women have been taught to be feeble to men and depend on them for social and economical happiness. While men have been taught to be mucho characters that have take care of their homes and be the superior individual to a woman. For the individuals who dare to be different and choose to form their own identity whether man or woman, they are out casted and
"For most of history, anonymous was a woman", quotes Virginia Woolf. (1) Throughout history, women’s lives were restricted to domesticity and family, and they were left oppressed and without political voice. Over the decades the roles of women have dramatically changed from chattels belonging to their husbands to gaining independence. Women became famous activists, thinkers, writers, and artists, like Frida Kahlo who was an important figure for women’s independence. The price women paid in their fight for equality was to die or be imprisoned along with men, and they were largely forgotten in written history. However, the roles they took on were wide-ranging which included working in factories, tending the troops, taking care of children
Rape is an experience which shakes the foundations of the lives of the victims. For many its effect is long term, impairing their capacity for personal relationships, altering their behaviour and values and generating fear, Temkin (1986:17).
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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.