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Harliv Sarina Singh 212 607 289 Week of November 13th Summaries : Sexual Violence (Part 1) Nicole Pietsch, “‘I’m Not That Kind of Girl’: White Femininity, the Other, and the Legal/Social Sanctioning of Sexual ViolenceAgainst Racialized Women” (K) This article talks about how the race of a rape victims effects the outcome of a trial. This means that one's guilt or innocence is determined by how one looks. The main topics focused in this article are race and gender but religion, age and class are also mentioned as effects on the outcome of trial. In my opinion, the identity of a victim and the perpetrator should be concealed from the judge since clearly judges make remarks about the appearances of individuals. However, concealing personal details would not fully protect victims and perpetrators from being discriminated against due to behavioural or situational circumstances.As the article states, “… intoxication, sexualized behaviour or simply being unaccompanied in the company of men…” are also considered viable reasons to condemn a woman for being raped. Overall personal details should be limited as much as is possible and only revealed in pressing circumstances. Harliv Sarina Singh 212 607 289 Week of November 20th Summaries : Sexual Violence (Part 2) Janice Du Mont and Deborah Parnis, “Judging Women: The Pernicious Effects of Rape Mythology” (K) This article discusses how rape myths underlie and fuel violence against women. Rape myths are defined as prejudicial, stereotyped, or false beliefs about rape, rape victims and rapists. After a women has been raped, the criminal justice system judges both the accused and her to make sure both sides of the story check out.An example of a rape myth is that the women was wearing provocative clothing or that she was teasing the perpetrator. These myths cause society to believe that women are responsible for their own victimization. There has been many positive changes to the sexual assault legislation, the most influential being the Ewanchuk case. However, despite these changes, bias and anti-women sentiment still exist in the criminal justice system. Naoko Ikeda and Emily Rosser, “‘You be Vigilant! Don’t Rape!’: Reclaiming Space and Security at York University” (K) This paper outlines the actions that feminist groups on campus implemented against rape. To prevent more assaults of this nature, the development of student anti-rape campaigns and examines the implications and significance of our practice for thinking about the meanings of security, space, and social change.After a couple of incidents at York university, the school implemented tighter security measures, increased patrolling, and enforcement of self-vigilance on students,.Although these actions do lower the chance of these incidents occurring, they are not sufficient enough for combating campus rape overall.Along with increased security their needs to be "...multiple strategies and knowledge-sharing, in which students are not mere recipients of new security policies, but important actors in the very process of articulating, analyzing, and practicing a more radically democratic kind of security, community, and safe(r) space. " Brittaney Caron, Alyssa Teekah and Melanie Redf
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