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Victimization Through Race, Class, and Gender.

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Transcript of Victimization Through Race, Class, and Gender.

Male Economic Privilege
"In 2010, women earned 76.5 cents for every dollar that men did last year, moving no closer to narrowing a gender pay gap that has barely budged in almost a decade."-Brenda Cronin
, The Wall Street Journal
Gender Equality?
In a general sense, men are more likely to be victimized than women. However that is not the case in domestic violence, (Barak, Leighton, & Flavin, 2010, p. 177). This is according to our text book Class, race, gender, and crime, the social realities of justice in America.
Class
Socioeconomic conditions & Prestige = Class

Blau (1982) stated "
if there is a culture of violence, its roots are pronounced economic inequalities, especially if associated with ascribed position (pg. 159).
"
Objectification of Women in Cultural Spheres
Victimization Through Class, and Gender.

When women try and stand up for their rights they get called names like "feminazi". Yet, if a man were to stand up for women's rights, he may be thought of as less of a man, but he's more likely to be heard
because
he's a man.
This is all talked about more in depth in a Ted Talk linked in the next slide.
Property Crime Rates

-Media/film
-Cultural attitudes/rhetoric portraying women as hyper-sexualized.
-Objectification of the female body through film further reaffirms cultural attitudes.
- Lead roles in films are prominently given to men, while women are restricted to villains or love interest.


Victim Categorization
Why women stay in abusive relationships
Depressive
Greedy
Wonton
Tormentor
Victimization Rates by Income
They may feel guilty and make excuses for the behavior. They may be afraid to leave. The abuser may be their source of financial support.
Statistics of domestic
violence
"85% female 15% male" www.statisticbrain.com
White-collar Fraud
Mass financial victimization caused by corporate frauds at well-known companies such as Enron, WorldCom, Tyco, and so forth.

Upper class professionals perpetrate fraud to invade private, personal banking account of their employees. As a result, hard working middle- and lower-class suffer financially and mentally.
Resources for battered
women:
Police departments, shelters, safe houses, counseling, mental health care, housing, job placement and more are available.
"If you see in any given situation
only what everybody else can see,
you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture
that you are a victim of it."
~S.I. Hayakawa
Depressive
Careless
Unsuspecting
Greedy
Easily Deceived
Insatiability
Wonton
Vulnerable
Needy
Tormentor
Victim of the victim
Ted Talk by Jackson Katz


https://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue
Household with income less than $7,500 has 1.3 times higher property crime rate than household with income more than $75,000
Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009. Criminal Victimization, 2008. U.S Department of Justice
It's a men's issue
Violence against women-- It's a men's issue
Sexual harassment in the workplace
While Affirmative Action legislation has tried to even the playing field for equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment and animosity between male and female co-workers restrict mobility and equality for women in male-dominated professions (i.e. law enforcement, military). Below is a comedic skit by Comedy Central's Amy Schumer that touches on this issue. Click the link below to check out her skit:
Victimization of women in healthcare
Sources:
Barak, G., Leighton P., & Flavin, J. (2010). Class, race, gender, and crime, the social realities of justice in America (3rd ed.). Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield.

Brentwood, TN. N.D. (Woman standing over man) Retrieved from http://dreamstime.com

Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2009. Criminal Victimization, 2008. U.S Department of Justice.

Cedarburg, Wisconsin. N.D. (Black & White photo of argument) Retrieved from http://allthingsdepression.com

Cronin, Brenda. Male-Female Pay Gap Hasnt Moved Much In Years. Wall Street Journal. (Sept. 2013) Web.

IMBD, "The Ballad of Little Jo"

IMBD "Thelma and Louise"


Katz, J. (2012, November). Jackson Katz: Violence against women-- it’s a men’s issue. Video retrieved from: https://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue/transcript


http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ac9kui/inside-amy-schumer-a-very-realistic-military-game
In regards to recent political debate, dubbed the war on women" women are vying for control of reproductive rights in a male-dominated political sphere, without a voice or choice in regards to their own bodies:
"Reproductive rights are "fundamental rights" that should receive the highest level of protection because they are related to "the right to bodily integrity, the right to privacy
(including the right to an abortion) and the right to procreate"(Barak, Leighton, and Flavin).
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