[WMST 101] - Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam (30 pages long!)

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WMST 101
MIDTERM EXAM
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Violence against women
What is violence against women?
Physical psychological and emotional abuse and sexual assault.
Violence disproportionately committed against group in a context that groups systematic
inequality.
Quote by Hussein Bulhan
Incidence of violence and myth-busting
IPV WHO Stats
Sexaul assault
Consent a “yes” that is freely given when the option of no is present and viable
Definition in book
Myths
Reporting
Acquaintance rape
Violence and Health
Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of
all women globally
Intersectional Analysis
Research (incidents)
Reporting
WOC don’t report because of past experience with police
Responses
Experience with legal system and medicinal system varies depending on the
person
Immigration and Intimate Partner Violence
Double shadow
Reliance on abusive spouses for legal protection
Uncertain status for women who fled violent partners
Explanations for Violence against women
Biological determinism - in glossary
Micro-Level
Blame the victim
Macro Level
Macro Level Explanation for VAW
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Approach
Seeing sexual violence in systematic
Cultural beliefs and socialization
Examples
Cultural legitimation of male violence
Ideas of consent and consensuality
Rape Culture: A complex set of beliefs that encourage male sexual
aggression and supports violence against women. Including norms and
sexuality in which male dominance are seen as sexy and sexuality is seen
as violent. Fact of life, minimize blame on perpetrators, and imply that
sexual violence is the fault of women who are victimized
Economic Systems
Women dependent on assailant
Legal Systems
Juries and Judges perception on rape
Attribution theory and schema
Political Systems
Marginalize women's concerns
Legislative Responses
The violence Against women Act
Funding in prosecuting and investigating rapes, victim assistance
Legal Changes rape shield laws, civil suits and criminal suits
2013 reauthorization
Critiques
Recognize that have legal system that does not recognize or understand
consent/force-causes wariness involving state
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