CFT 412 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Exhibitionism, 3 Women

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Class 15: May 23
Intimate Partner
Violence
A pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical,
sexual and psychological attacks
As well as economic coercion, that adults or adolescents
use against their intimate partner or former partner
For Acquiescence to Assault
Sexual violence (SV) is any sexual act that is perpetrated against
someone's will
Completed non-consensual sex act (i.e., rape)
An attempted non-consensual sex act
Abusive sexual contact (i.e., unwanted touching)
Non-contact sexual abuse (e.g., threatened sexual violence,
exhibitionism, verbal sexual harassment).
Statistics
More than 1 in 3 women and more than 1 in 4 men in the US have
experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking
By an intimate partner in their lifetime
Men and women who experience rape or stalking by an perpetrator
or IPV in their lifetime are more likely to report:
Headaches, chronic pain, difficulty sleeping, activity
limitations, poor physical and mental health.
1 in 10 high school students has been purposefully hit, slapped, or
physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend
Approximately 70% of college students say they have sexually
coerced
Only 33% of teens who have been in violent relationships have
never told anyone about the abus
Sexual Assault
In practice what constitutes as sexual assault is set not at level of
the victim
But rather what those enacting laws decide is the (correct)
level of coercion
Most sexual assault is committed by acquaintances or within
intimate relationships
Law is not necessarily set up in a way so as to actually
legally intervene
Social Support
Victims of trauma are highly vulnerable
A supportive response from others may help mitigate some of the
impact of the event(s)
Rebuilding some form of trust is the primary task
Help Someone
You Know
Reach out, listen, be patient
Help them recognize that abuse is not normal and it is NOT their
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