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An introduction to the issue of date rape in todays society

The Last Steep Ascent 4. Speak up for what you really really want.

The History of Campus Sexual Assault

Because so much victim-blaming relies on outdated ideas about women and men's sexuality, taking the time to figure out what you actually want from sex for yourself and learning how to speak up about it can be a revolutionary act, and inspire others to follow suit. Jaclyn Friedman wrote a whole book on the topic. Media, like everything else we consume, is a product; someone imagined, created and implemented it.

Feed your mind and heart with media that portrays women as full human beings with the right to bodily autonomy. You'll not only be healthier yourself, but you'll be simultaneously calling into being a media ecosystem that will be healthier for everyone.

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Globalize your awareness of rape culture. Japanese internment, Guantanamo and the gendered nature of all this. Take an intersectional approach.

The numbers tell us most but not all of what we need to know. Try telling them that you know they probably meant no harm, but that you're concerned that they may be doing some anyhow.

And then explain why. It may take time and repetition for it to start to sink in.

  1. But most rapists believe that everyone does it. He points out that in no other area do those who make the news have the choice as to whether or not they should be named.
  2. Michael Gartner, President of NBC News, explained the reasons behind the controversial decision in which he played an instrumental role. Through making women the focal point of this essay, the author hopes to raise awareness of the continuing need to protect the privacy of rape victims from release of their details in the press.
  3. Benedict questions the hypocrisy behind treating the victims as suspects in cases involving sex; she argues that if a liquor store is robbed no one reports on the lifestyle choices or the past of the owner so why should they do so in sex crimes? Helena Kennedy QC, comments that the real meaning behind statements which question the rationale of protecting women in these situations, is to reiterate the fear that women make up malicious lies about rape all the time.
  4. If your personal account is not ready for an audience, start by telling your story to yourself. This was the case concerning Patricia Bowman in the William Kennedy Smith case, where far from providing a 'germane' coverage of the facts [Gartner, p1133, 1992], Benedict claims, NBC News painted an unflattering portrayal of Bowman.

Rape culture thrives in passive acceptance of female degradation, victim-blaming and hyper-masculinity in our communities, both physical and digital. Report abuse on Facebook. Lobby college administrators for more safe spaces to discuss sexual assault on campus. Go here to learn what to do about rape on your campus. Most people aren't rapists. But most rapists believe that everyone does it.

Rape Culture Is Real

What's more, you can't tell if you're in the presence of a rapist. They don't look any different from the rest of us, and may be perfectly good company. So while it might seem harmless to you to laugh at a joke that makes light of rape, your laughter could be telling an unknown rapist in your midst that you think rape is hilarious.

Every political issue has a personal narrative that helps form connections to the issue and bolster support for present and future victims. If your personal account is not ready for an audience, start by telling your story to yourself. We all have a part to play in allowing rape culture to exist—so, we can all do something to eradicate it. Conceived by Walter Moseley and co-edited by Rae Gomes. Readers who wish to submit additions to recent Ten Things or tell us their own Ten Things ideas should use this form.

  1. Gilmore claims that 'professional journalism's worst enemy could be itself' because increasingly 'corporate journalism, which dominates today, is squeezing quality to boost profits in the short term' [Gilmor, p xxvi, 2006].
  2. Benedict questions the hypocrisy behind treating the victims as suspects in cases involving sex; she argues that if a liquor store is robbed no one reports on the lifestyle choices or the past of the owner so why should they do so in sex crimes? The paper shall then provide suggestions for ways to reform the law which would raise standards of press coverage of rape in general.
  3. Media, like everything else we consume, is a product; someone imagined, created and implemented it.
  4. In Comb's book, he remarks that there can be no doubt as to the importance of the media's influence on what should be at the centre of public attention and debate.
  5. This means the names of victims of rape or sexual assault cannot be reported by the media. This conversation is meant to be a tool to educate people about what rape culture is, how to spot it, and how to combat it.

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