Rape and Sexual Violence Essay
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Rape and Sexual Violence
Rape and sexual violence is a very serious problem that affects millions of people each year. Rape is someone taking advantage of another person sexually. Sexual assault can be verbal, physical, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. ("Sexual Assault.") Rape is one of the most underreported crimes. In 2002, only thirty-nine percent of rapes and sexual assaults were reported to law officials. ("Sexual Violence: Fact Sheet.") Victims sometimes do not report that they have raped because of shame or feeling that it was their fault. It is never the victim's fault. "Victim blaming" is holding the victim of a crime to be in a whole or in partly responsible for what had…show more content…
Women may also flirt with men but if later the women are victimized, that does no mean the rape was their fault because they were flirting. Just because the victim does not fight back does not mean they are giving their consent. It most likely is because it might be the best way they can protect themselves from further injury. Consent is when a person says it's permissible to have sex. They do not object to it so it is not considered rape. ("Myths and Facts about Sexual Violence.") Some reasons that perpetrators rape or sexually abuse people is alcohol and drug use, sexual fantasies, hostility towards women, witnesses family violence as a child, or has a childhood history of sexual abuse. Perpetrators of sexual violence are at a high risk of committing the crime again. Most perpetrators of sexual violence are men. One hundred percent of rapes, ninety-two percent of assaults, and ninety-seven percent of stalking acts were by men. ("Sexual Violence: Fact Sheet.")
In a number of criminal cases, men convicted of rape were found to have given Rohypnol to their victims. ("Carson-Dewitt.") Rohypnol is a drug that is used medically; however, it has become a widely abused drug in many countries including the United
States. ("Carson-Dewitt.") Rohypnol is known as the "date rape drug" and can be slipped into a victim's drink unnoticed. ("Carson-Dewitt.") When used properly, this drug is not dangerous, but illegal use can cause many
Sex And Violence On Tv Essay
Sex and Violence in The Media BANG, BANG, and a BOOM! The mother looks up just in time to see two guys get shot and another three blown to pieces. No, it's not another violence filled, R-rated Flick, but yet another show viewed by millions. More and more often the television is filled with images of beautiful, scantily clad women, bullets flying everywhere, teens in sexual situations, and many other scenes of destruction. The question is how much is too much? Where is the line drawn on how much sex and violence is shown on the television? Television is filled with more and more scenes of sex and violence. It is flooding the programs and has too much of a presence on televison. Is there too much sex and violence in the media, and is it being directed at children? Think back to the days of our parents, and what television was like for them. Shows like Gone With the Wind and Citizen Cain were controversial in those days. In Gone With the Wind lines such as, "And quite frankly my dear I don't give a damn," were very controversial in those days. Showing a little skin was nowhere near what it is now. The television sitcoms of those days portrayed good, wholesome family values. Shows like, "Leave It To Beaver", "Brady Bunch", "Partridge Family", and "The Wonder Years" all gave their viewers a sense of higher moral ethics that today's sitcoms seem to have lost sight of. Now sitcoms like, "The Simpsons", "Friends", and "King of The Hill" air programs filled with sexual innuendos, violence, and vulgarity. Television no longer became a safe haven to sit and watch with the family. It became all about the getting the viewers so they could get the money. As the media evolved into a powerful medium for money, advertising, and influence, the producers needed a more captivating way to gather more viewers and maintain them. As people began to become more fixated with their bodies and the way they looked, the producers began to use sex and violence to entice their viewers. In a time where both the mother and father work, the television becomes the children's "babysitter". The producers then began to market to them because they were now the source of income.
With television as the "babysitter", producers needed to create a way to catch the children's attention to their shows, but they also needed to create shows that captivated their older audiences too. Hence we now have shows such as, "The Simpsons", "King of The Hill", "Family Guy", and "South Park". These shows appear to be children's cartoons, but in actuality these shows contain an astounding amount of sex, violence, and vulgarity. These programs are designed to catch the attention of viewers young and old. The cartoon format grabs the children's attention, while the content matter mesmerizes the...
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