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Sexual Assault

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Emily Dierling

on 15 May 2013

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Media Influence Our society is flooded with images on a daily basis, which promote stereotypical masculinity, objectify women and normalize violence in relationships
We see this through commercials, print advertisements, TV shows, music etc.
Makes us believe sexual assault is just a part of society.. What is it? Any unwanted sexual contact or penetration Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault At least 80% of college students who had unwanted sex were under the influence of alcohol
An incapacitated person does not forfeit his/her rights. Many state laws recognize that when someone is drunk, he/she is unable to give consent Sexual Assault The "average" rapist Rape or attempted rape
Unwanted touch
Making a person touch someone else
Watching or photographing someone in sexual situation Any sexual behavior in which one is forced, tricked, or coerced Force: the threat or the infliction of bodily harm
Coercion: words or circumstances that cause a person to fear that the other person will inflict bodily harm or confine the person Effects of Sexual Assault Victims of sexual assault are: Advertisements Commercials TV Shows Average rapist is 31 years old
52% are white
22% of imprisoned rapists report being married
In 1995--juveniles accounted for 16% of forcible rapes
46% of rapists who were released from prison were re-arrested within 3 years of their release for another crime.
97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail Currently in Minnesota Oak Park Heights-97
Lino Lakes-451
St Cloud-180
Rush City-346
Moose Lake-401 Adults Serving Criminals Sexual Conduct Sentences Agree-Disagree-Unsure Statistics Statistics Statistics Children 1 out of every 6 American women
1 in 4 college aged women are victims of rape
All women: 17.6%
White women: 17.7%
Black women: 18.8%
Asian Pacific Islander women: 6.8%
American Indian/Alaskan women: 34.1%
Mixed race women: 24.4%
17.7 million women have been victims of rape Women Men 1 in 33 American men have experienced rape in their lifetime
1 in every 10 victims were male in 2003
2.78 million men in the U.S. have been victims of sexual assault 15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12
In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.5
Of these, 75% were girls.
Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.
93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker
34.2% of attackers were family members.
58.7% were acquaintances.
Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim. Every 2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. What is the most commonly used drug to facilitate sexual assault? ALCOHOL Side Effects (similar to binge drinking)
Loss of muscle coordination
Amnesia Date Rape Drugs Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate (GHB), Rohypnol, Ketamine, Benadryl Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault GHB can last at most, 12 hours after ingestion
Rohypnol cannot be detected more than 48 hours after ingestion
This makes finding evidence of date rape drugs very difficult Barriers to Prosecution Victim may not remember
Victim may be groggy for a long period after
Drugs eliminate from body quickly
Juries may have trouble knowing just how helpless victim was without evidence
Juries may blame the victim
Victim's drug/alcohol use may make the victim seem to lack credibility to the system and/or to the jury Acquaintance Rape 70-90% of sexual assault victims report knowing their assailant
Stranger rapes tend to get more publicity, but they account for a small percentage of all assaults It is difficult for victims to deal with
They will likely feel guilty or responsible
They will begin to doubt their ability to make good judgements about people
They may lose support of friends-people don't want to believe someone they know is capable of committing a crime Statistics Effect on Victims 3 times more likely to suffer from depression
6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder
13 times more likely to abuse alcohol
26 times more likely to abuse drugs
4 times more likely to complete suicide Steubenville Rape Case KU Boobs Current Sexual Assault Related News Reinforcing the idea that women's bodies are for the enjoyment of men and as a "prize" for their success in a sporting event http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/kuboobs-boobment_n_2490599.html @kuboobs
@zonaboobs @wvuboobs
@nitannyboobs @tennesseeboobs
@collegeboobs @asuboobs
@baylorboobs http://www.vulture.com/2012/01/rape-jokes-sitcoms-broke-girls.html India Bus Gang Rape Woman dies after being gang raped on a bus in New Delhi
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