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

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Physical psychological and emotional abuse and sexual assault. Violence disproportionately committed against group in a context that groups systematic inequality. Consent a yes that is freely given when the option of no is present and viable. Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally. Woc don"t report because of past experience with police. Experience with legal system and medicinal system varies depending on the person. Reliance on abusive spouses for legal protection. Uncertain status for women who fled violent partners. 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. Funding in prosecuting and investigating rapes, victim assistance.

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