Sexual Assault: A Gender Problem

Functionalist Perspective of Gender

Scholars argue that gender differences, specially between men and women, contribute to social stability and integration. They argue that these differences are the result of biological programming.

Feminist Perspective of Gender

Feminist theories of gender are concerned with explaining and overcoming gender inequality.

  1. Liberal feminism explains that gender inequality is caused by unequal access to civil rights, education and employment. Legislation can solve this issues.
  2. Radical feminism explains that gender inequality is caused by the systematic domination of females by males. Appropriation of body and sexuality by men.

Feminist Perspective of Gender

  1. Black feminism reject a single fender oppression. Black women suffer race and gender oppression.
  2. Postmodern feminism, many different standpoints can explain gender inequality.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act by violence or coercion, unwanted sexual comments or advances, acts to traffic a person or acts directed against a person's sexuality, regardless of the relationship to the victim. It occurs in times of peace and armed conflict situations, is widespread and is considered to be one of the most traumatic, pervasive, and most common human rights violations.

Who is affected and how?

  • Women, men, children, gay, transgender...
  • Domestic violence, rape, human trafficking...

Historical Context

  • Sexual violence can be traced back to the Greeks and Romans where women were seen as property without any rights over their bodies or sexual integrity.
  • The Middle Ages strongly reflected the patriarchal sexual violence view.
  • Through war and peace

Sexual Assault: Violence Against Women

Online Violence Against Women

Sexual Assault on Campus

Consent

  • NO means No!
  • Silence is not consent
  • Sensual outfits are not consent
  • Drinking is not an excuse
  • If you are not sure you do not have consent

Why? Socialization?

Media

Man Box

Media

Men performance of masculinity: man box

What to do?

It is not your fault!

What to do?

What to do?

Questions?

Resources:

  • http://www.ted.com/talks/sunitha_krishnan_tedindia
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATISgVUKetI
  • https://www.buzzfeed.com/regajha/27-survivors-of-sexual-assault-quoting-the-people-who-attack?utm_term=.dklrVLnWk#.qmzO5NMzW
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYVqL-7mcgg
  • http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men#t-646584
  • http://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_r72v3LA44&list=PLobwSLJPTQ59Id_JBI6thVbDrY1x6dV1-
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4RjsqPYaS0
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=129&v=jWKXit_3rpQ
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7hjr2gnS4A
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJQBjWYDTs
  • http://www.upworthy.com/1-in-3-women-will-experience-this-at-some-point-unless-we-do-something-about-it-4
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUj2OHLAG3w
  • https://thenewagenda.net/2011/04/10/how-media-contributes-to-violence-against-women/

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