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University of Toronto Mississauga
Jennifer Carlson

Lecture 3 January 23, 2014 Victimization fear of crime paradox: the people (women, the elderly) least likely to be victimzed by violent street crime are the people most likely to fear it hidden victimization of women- notion that men are actually more victimized than women when women are victimized more but don't report as much tendency of women to connect different expriences of victimization and generalize from them female overestimating of vulnerability male discounting of fear- reflection of your identity Victimization and the ideal victim emphasized femininity: i.e. Karla Homalka embodied this to present herself as an ideal victim of domestic violence **overlaps with notion of ideal victim resistant femininity: i.e. Marissa Alexander **does not overlap with notion of ideal victim; these women have trouble admitting theyre a victim worthy of recognition hegemonic masculinity: marginzalized masculinity: the ideal criminal Durkheim when we think about crime and social norms, crime is a means of asserting and producing social norms and social cohesion our own relation to the collective ocnsciousness is structured by our race, class and gender positions the way in which crime reflects the collective consciousness is gendered, and the social cohesion that is produced as a result is structured by gender differences.... Case of Daisy Colemam Rape Myths "blame the victim" narrative (Daisy Coleman) women being accused of "asking for it" Coleman shamed by her community further re-victimizing her (reliving the experience and having to prove that they were the victim) treated as "damaged goods"- creates a social barrier to see themselves as victims (i.e. in some jurisdictions in US if someone says theyre raped, unless there are physical signs of rape, they will not be given a rape kit in hospitals) "slut shaming" "boys will be boys" narrative (Steubenville rapes) norms around boys and men youtube video on Steubenville rapes (CNN)- no mention of the victim and creating sympathy towards the offenders who are presented as the victims Rape culture Brownmiller: rape is a "conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear." to what extent is this definition applicable to modern day conceptions of rape? Rape myths and rape c
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