The Attempt to Justify Male Superiority0001

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The Attempt To Justify Male Superiority Christy Chang April 9, 2008 Sex, Gender, and Society
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word, alone, is an issue that makes many people uncomfortable. Because ofthis reaction to the S~~"'MW~c.4~\ ~c.J"? idea of rape, an innate disinclination to talk about the issue has resulted in a~deal of secrecy and jury trial simply because the judge believed that the use of the word would "decide the case ~Cj~ emotionally and not rationally" (Lithwick, 2007). As the word "rape" is replaced with "sex.; the
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decision making. This fundamental idea of making men more superior than women influences / c:;.k t *" e.... everything to become male directed. In effect, the idea of "linguistic sexism," which is defined as
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idea, the use of the word "rape" is completely necessary
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Unformatted text preview: in rape trials because it bears a stronger and emotional meaning behind it. The banning of the word rape in court cases justifies and allows men to follow the social norms of holding power and having control over women. The absence of "rape" is also a reflection of the inferiority and vulnerability of women, resulting in the lack of power and self-respect. Litchwick, Dahlia. "Gag Order: a Nebraska Judge Bans the Word Rape From His Courtroom." Washington Post 20 June 2007.8 Apr. 2008 <http://www.slate.com/id/2168758/>. Renzetti, Claire M. and Daniel J. Curran. 2003. Women, Men, and Society: 5 th Edition. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon. I 1 '\ '\ l '- G\~~'" 'i G...\L-~I\ p4.pU--...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2009 for the course SOCY 1016 taught by Professor Mollborn during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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