In the text reading Delinquent Daughters: “Protecting and Policing Adolescent Female Sexuality in the United States” Author Mary Odom states raising the age of sexual consent in the U.S. increased the number of people prosecuted for statutory rape among consenting teenagers. Laws Predicated on the backs of the immigrants, native Blacks, and Mexican workers who had consensual sex with the daughters of the white middle class or Working-class minorities under Patriarchal rule. Odom states due to differences in the middle and working class sexual expression, to (avoid generalizing), Odom says the differences in the sexual expression of the middle class which operated within a patriarchal moral code, and the immigrant and working-class communities, who were more concerned with female chastity. (“Patriarchal structures of the preindustrial societies, diverse religious tradition, and codes of honor that associated family reputation with the morality of wives and daughters.” Odom states that in the United States fathers/men controlled both the workforce, labor and the “sexual lives of their wives’ children and servants in ways that supported the family economy” (p.43). One threat to Patriarchal control “was the out of wedlock birth” (p.44) Thus premarital chastity was influenced by religion and men and therefore, was highly regarded. Premarital sex was considered sinful and the double standard of sexual roles was at work as “sexual promiscuity would destroy a woman’s honor, while it
This report takes an in-depth look at the teen pregnancy rates in Canada. Comparing the trends in Canadian provinces mainly focused on the trends in Ontario. Teen pregnancy rates have drastically falling from a report completed in the 1970’s where the pregnancy rate amongst teen girls between the ages of 15-19 years old. In the 1970’s, teen pregnancy was amongst the highest rates Canada has ever seen. This report also focuses on the reasons teen pregnancy is prevalent in the following provinces and the effects after the birth of the child, what factors play a role in these mothers giving birth which include; family circumstances and the position poverty plays. Comprehensive research has been done over the last few years following
Any involuntary, unwelcome, and nonconsensual sexual interaction or activity, including touching, kissing, and any type of sexual intercourse would be defined as sexual assault. It is not likely for one to be aware of the law governing sexual assault, until one is placed in a position that requires knowledge of it. (Constance Backhouse, 2016). Rape myths and stereotypes in the Canadian Court system and legislature will be ascertained in the following paper. First, rape myths will be discussed, moreover, it will be shown that regardless of the fluctuations in the Canadian law, sexual assault rates remain high, reporting and conviction rates remain low, and rape myths continue to operate. These rape myths are existing in Canadian universities and in the Canadian Court Houses. Many social constructions that are present in the Ewanchuk case are a result outcome because of the judiciary system and the university system. Furthermore, the rape myth and stereotypes in law and universities can relate to the social constructions of gender, race, masculinity/femininity, and heterosexuality. In this essay the focus will be directed to the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision in R. v. Ewanchuk case,  1 S.C.R. 330, and argue how the rape myths then are still present in today’s society despite feminist attempts to amend criminal laws to be more unbiased in resolving conflicts.
In Canadian society, there are certain things that are expected to happen. Any type of public hatred against the LGBTQ+ community, or any other cultural, or religious group, is completely not acceptable. As well as sexual education is to be taught in the school system. Beginning September of 2015, the Ontario school system implemented an upgrade to the province’s sexual health education curriculum. The updated curriculum contains a more progressive outlook than the old curriculum, which had not been updated since 1998 Today’s society is sexually explicit, and because of this, Ontario has tapered their sexual education towards this fact. This essay will explore the differences in how the curriculum has been received, and how the sexual education
Through the Contemporary Women’s Issues in Canada course, various topics related to gender inequality were discussed. Due to a long history, of sexism and misogyny in many aspects of Canadian society, outdated behaviours and thoughts have prevailed in many aspects of society. Three main topics that are central to achieving gender equality are gendered violence, gender roles and socialization, and child care.
Since the beginning of recorded history, our world has put certain expectations and rules on female and males alike. Whether it be in the workplace, at home, or in society. There is a list of unwritten rules that every person should abide by if they want to fit in to their culture. For women in America, filling this quota is a lot harder than it seems. The Western woman is under the influence of unrealistic expectations regarding the media, this is true, but it is more complicated than that. Scholars have noticed a trend in the guidelines for women, from the stories in the bible to today’s modern media. The woman is to be a sexual being, a vixen, a wild child; while at the same time remaining reserved, submissive and pure. This phenomenon
Over the hundreds of years that have passed between then and now, women have been able to gain a vast number of accomplishments for themselves. With the women’s rights movements, among other successful endeavors, one would assume that men would begin to gain insight and more respect for the female population. Men still hold the mentality that women are in the world for their own sexual gratification, consensual or not. Women, on the other hand, are more sexually expressive and active than ever. Women are able choose whether they want to engage in a monogamous relationship or take the
It has been almost thirty three years since the first federal funding was put to use in “. . . sex education programs that promote abstinence-only-until-marriage to the exclusion of all other approaches . . .” according to the article “Sex education” (2010) published by “Opposing Viewpoints in Context;” a website that specializes in covering social issues. Since then a muddy controversy has arisen over whether that is the best approach. On one hand is the traditional approach of abstinence (not having sex before marriage), and on the other is the idea that what is being done is not enough, and that there needs to be a more comprehensive approach. This entails not only warning against sex, but also teaching teens about how to have
One viewpoint that has surfaced is that testing is a preventive measure for young pregnancies. Virginity testing can be seen as a preventive stage for young girls from having intercourse early and becoming pregnant. Those who condone testing of virginity may believe it is laying down the law and showing how discouraging sex before marriage is. It’s the idea of bringing fear to the young individuals and burning the ideas of what may come if they have intercourse at such an early age. The usage of this strong-arm tactic may be useful because without instilling fear the amount of single teen
In Canadian real estate there are three major types of ownership - freehold, co-operative and condominimum. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages. The owner of each type is responsible for maintaining the property and following the bylaws.
Western countries like the United States base many of their prostitution laws on Judeo-Christian morality, which discourages the act of selling sex due to the belief that sex is sacred in creating life, however many theorists disagree due to its singular concern. With Fondation Scelles reporting that 80% of prostitutes in the world are women aged between 13 and 25, and the political inclusion of the right to an individual’s personal liberty, the debate of prostitution serves to be a pluralized issue in consideration of feminist and libertarian perspectives. Discussions of the pluralism in the prostitution debate is evident in Canada, with the Supreme Court ruling that it is no longer illegal to sell sex, however it is a crime to buy sex, in an effort to protect the women who are being exploited into sex trafficking. Despite the government’s contributions to remove the stigma of sex workers, rather than more criminal roles like pimps, the morally problematic exploitation of women in sex trafficking continues to exist. Therefore, the government has an ethical responsibility to legalize and control the sex trade based on its application to consequentialist concerns with health and safety, libertarian views on personal autonomy and female entitlement and empowerment, and its comparison to the legal pornography industry.
With greetings to dating, or in casual or anonymous sexual situations, common knowledge holds that people with HIV are supposed to caution other people before having sex with them. In 34 states, there are certain laws relating to revelation which make it a crime not to disclose. Most of these laws were passed in the early years of the widespread and reflected ignorance and fear about HIV. As a matter of common sense, they have generally proven tough to enforce. If you have any interest about your state's laws as they apply to your HIV disclosure, you might want to research the matter through your state's Department of Health or get in touch with your local AIDS service organization to talk over what's on your mind. However, it is a crime to
Not only has religion influenced our ideas of virginity, but the general patriarchal standards that various religions forged are still present in today’s society which ultimately affects the way some people view gender and their roles in the world. We can infer that since a multitude of Human Rights Movements from various activist groups and even the recent news of Gay Marriage becoming legal that there is more social acceptance towards having a spectrum of genders and sexualities. Some people may think that gender is no longer black and white. There has always been various gender identities, but now they have more awareness in general society. For example, there are people who are agender, transgender, genderfluid, and so much more. This also
The general topic of the film How to Lose Your Virginity was based on what is virginity. Even though virginity is defined as the state of never having had sexual intercourse. A virgin is someone who has never had sex. But "sex" is defined differently by different people. A lot of people think that women and men lose their virginity the first time they have penis-in-vagina intercourse. But this definition is really limited because it leaves lots of people and other types of sex out of the picture. The being of the film opened up to questions and sracazime. Also keeping an open mind when watching the film because everyone has their own definition of virginity. How people define virginity is based on one 's up bring and religious view. Therese Schechter uses this film as a groundbreaker for people around the world to get a better understanding. To how other people defined virginity and what it means to them.
Society has plugged information into young people’s mind for generations. This programmed, presumptive information has made youthful people, especially teenagers, and young adults think and act like robots. Buried deep in many teenagers thoughts ensued by their parents and society are the words, “No sex before marriage!”. Different people, have countless different reasons that they believe one should not have sex before marriage. Society, in lots of different places look poorly on those who engage sexually before being married. I’ve witnessed it happen more then once locally in my area, and its always ends with such a negative outcome. Even in schools kids are taught that sex is bad thing, and told not to engage in any sort of sexual activity. Rather then being taught about the importance of safe sex society is programing kids to just not have sex at all, especially in America. “Americans love to tout the value of waiting until marriage to have sex. We teach abstinence-only education in schools across the country, and even comprehensive sex-ed programs often point out that "abstinence is best."” (Jill Filipovic). People get married, most of the time, because the love each other but marriage is only a document. And when you love someone, you don’t need a contract to prove it. And you shouldn’t need a stamp of approval saying when and when you’re not allowed to be intimate with someone you love. Having sex before marriage should not be looked so poorly upon this day in age.