Rape Culture

2 Pages
Unlock Document

Women's Studies
Women's Studies 1020E
Miranda Green- Barteet

THE NOT RAPE EPIDEMIC - Rape: The unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse; - any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person “My friends and I know tons about rape... We even learned ways to combat date rape” (112) - aware while walking - hold keys as possible weapon - don’t walk alone - napkin over your drink “Not-rape was all those other little things we experienced every day and struggled to deal with” (112) - statutory rape ) not old enough for consent (16) - being approached by older men - women who appear to be physically older than they actually are not rape: they don’t fit the definition of rape although they’re traumatic - pressured - find a trusted family friend in bed next to you - being groped - being 12 and having a boyfriend who was 24 - puts them in fear regardless of class or ethnicity Many women had their own kind of story in a courtroom setting a women’s past is put on trial - dress, intoxication level, GPA, used to excuse despicable acts “The onus is always on us to keep ourselves safe- even in impossible circumstances” (118-119) - need to take a lead on telling the criminal justice system that rape apologists and enablers will not be tolerated - rape is not about sex, it’s about power - MYTH men only rape other men if they’re gay - if it’s about power then they would feel more powerful raping another man - men are taught to not admit to being vulnerable - most victims know their attackers - 80-90% of rapes are unreported - 1/3 of all women will be raped at some point in their lives - 1 in 10 rape victims are male - sexually motivated crime - assumed men ar
More Less

Related notes for Women's Studies 1020E

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.