"Rape Survivor Who Escaped ISIS Discusses Torture She Was Subjected to." Women in the World in Association with The New York Times WITW. N.p., 23 June 2015. Web. 22 Apr. 2016.
During the years 2008 through 2012, The University of Montana, and the town of Missoula Montana, had the justice department investigating hundreds of sexual assault cases that were springing from the University. Journalist, and distinguished author, Jon Krakauer researches the abundance of campus rapes that occurred over a four-year
In the Frontline documentary, “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” examines how Afghanistan struggle with child sexual slavery and human trafficking of young boy’s ages 5-15 for social and sexual entertainment that was once considered an ancient custom during the early 1800 called Bacha Bazi was subsequently banned under Taliban rule. Although is purported to be a widespread problem inducted by military commanders and wealthy men for power or economic gain as tradition, it is actually modern day pedophilia and child abuse. The Afghan criminal justice system makes it impossible to convict against these serious crimes primarily because quasi-legal regulation does not have legally binding weight since Islamic laws restrict human right freedoms,
Women and their children are in poverty and denied basic rights due to gender discrimination, domestic violence, religious beliefs, and illiteracy. A 2011 poll by the Thomson Reuters Foundation found Pakistan to be the third most dangerous country for women across the globe, citing more than 1,000 women and girls murdered in "honor killings" every year (Jamal 2011). 90 percent of Pakistani women were also found to be victims of domestic violence (Jamal 2011). Up until 2006, rape used to be under Islamic Law of Evidence where if the rape victim could not provide four male eyewitnesses to the crime in question, she could be severely punished (Ahmed 2008: 55). According to Pakistan’s National Commission on Status of Women in 2003, 80% of women in jail were there because “they had failed to prove rape charges and were consequently convicted of adultery” (Malik 2013).
Summary of Ali Owens “Tell Me There’s No Rape Culture” In “Tell Me There’s No Rape Culture”, published in the Huffington Post in October of 2016, Ali Owens explains the inconsistent theories on how a woman can prevent getting raped to showcase the fact that the underlying problem is that women
Is religion alone that powerful enough to coerce an abundance of immigrants to start afresh with a new country? One of the main reasons immigrants move to the United States or any nation for that matter is for religious freedom and independence. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, readers follow the
Brooks uses the sources to bring the thesis together and to help get her point across about the oppression of Islamic women and the pride and power of their male figures. An Islamic law states that women are not to commit adultery, but their husband can have more than one wife. When Brooks learned the story of Rehab and Mohamed and how Mohamed left Rehab for Fatima, it really opened her eyes on how different the treatment of married women of the Islamic world.
The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has seen their share of criticism regarding their view of cultures. The Ayaan Hirsi Ali (AHA) Foundation has taken up a stance to do anything within their power to fight for the rights of women worldwide, specifically pertaining to honor violence. There seems to be serious philosophical tension between the AAA and the AHA. In this paper, I will set out to discuss this tension in three ways. The first thing I will do is to try and present the AAA’s position with as much accuracy and charitability as I can. The second thing I will try to do is to apply the AAA’s stance specifically to honor violence. Lastly, I will argue for my view of the AAA’s position. Hopefully, I will offer a compelling case
According to the new data from UNICEF, fifty seven percent of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls that are under sixteen. In Afghanistan, located in the southern Helmand province, as many as 144 forced marriages were reported. In particular, farmers have been forced to abandon their daughters to the creditor as
“And what can one do?” (Gilman). Gilman’s question represents the women population of the world perfectly because what is one supposed to do, being disobedient is not taking lightly, seeing how the husband may have inflicted physical pain, on top of the already emotional pain that is being inflicted by not allowing the social contact that she desires. Situations similar to Jane’s can be directly correlated to those issues in the Muslim communities.
The researcher’s topic is, why would rape be the victim’s fault. This researcher believes rape is never the victim’s fault, no matter what the situation may be. They believe individuals are blind to the existing issues that are involved with rape. Rape may only be considered physical, but there are existing mental issues that come from the tragedy of being raped. Many women are attacked “verbally and through social media” with information stating that the circumstance was “her fault” (Nathman, 2013). After seeing and hearing these thoughts from the public the victim soon believes if they had not been in the situation they were in they would have not been raped. Though this is not the case and rape will happen no matter the place or the circumstance. The posts and verbal shouts put a toll on a womans mental well-being and how they recover from the incident. It is well known that many victims of rape soon become depressed and antisocial after they are rapped because they do not get the help they deserve (Nathman, 2013).
The term rape is defined as an ‘unlawful sexual intercourse by force, and without legal or factual consent’ by Gennaro Vito, Jeffrey Maahs and Ronald Holmes (2006) in ‘Criminology: Theory, Research and Policy’ (Vito, Maahs, and Holmes, 2006: p. 280). Rape can be in the form of the penis penetrating the vagina, oral, anal and an assault using a foreign object. However, there have been many controversies of what is rape and the use of force that is required. Several researchers, practitioners, legal jurisdiction, as well as, a few rape statutes involving coercive rape rely on the use of force as part of evidence in their definition (Vito, Maahs, and Holmes, 2006: p. 280). Rape can occur both in men and women, however, most accounts of rape indicate that majority of men are perpetrators and women are the victims. This essay will discuss the gender differences of rape victims and the connection of feminist criminology and labelling theory, and stigmatisation; as followed with case studies that are relevant with both theories.
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.
Furthermore, humiliation is established through displaying acts of sexual violence publicly. Sexual activities are meant to be private because it exposes people’s privacy. When a woman is forced to commit a sexual act it is humiliating, it becomes magnified when it is done publicly. Many rapes occur publicly in front of family, friends and communities. An example of this is during the conflict in Bosnia- Herzegovina where Bosnian Muslim women were publicly shamed by rape, when they were dragged out of their houses and forced to commit sexual acts by Bosnian Serbs (Wood,
Dating back to the ancien régime, referring mainly to the The future conditions of the woman’s potential marital worth were much poorer than any punishment the violator could have received. Once a woman was raped, her virginity was no longer available for her husband to have. “‘Virginity is the ornament of morals, the sanctity of the sexes, the peace of families and the source of the greatest friendships.’ Its existence was a precondition for marriage. To publicly breach it was to compromise honor, rank, even life; a ‘deflowered’ girl inevitably became a ‘lost’ girl. . . ‘The ravishing of virginity was the worst rape of all.’” (Cite Book 1) An innocent woman had now completely lost her worth to society and her own dignity due to a man’s egocentric and merciless actions.