Reflection 13 Nov 2019 .docx - Jessica E Gonzalez | Catholic Social Teaching | Professor Stapleton Smith Reflection Catholic Social Teaching and Sexual

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Jessica E. Gonzalez | Catholic Social Teaching November 13 2019 | Professor Stapleton Smith Reflection Catholic Social Teaching and Sexual Violence Throughout the readings “ The Erotic Life of Anti-Blackness” Police Sexual Violation of Back Bodies by Bryan Massingale and the article of Brianne Jacobs, “ What Does Catholic Social Teaching Tell Us about Sexual Harassment?” . Social Catholic Teaching says that “Sexual harassment violates the dignity of the person being harassed. If you are a victim, it communicates that your value is not based on your dignity as a human person. Your value is based on the sexual role you play, without your consent, for the person harassing you. It is diminishing: It reduces you from a full person to an object for use by the harasser. Healthy sexuality does the opposite. A healthy sexual relationship affirms agency and dignity within the vulnerability of desire”(Jacobs). Before discussing specific risk factors, the following points should be made. First, risk factors for victimization identify individuals who are vulnerable to sexual violence. These are distinct from victim blaming attitudes that mistakenly assign responsibility for victimization to the survivor. Second, survivors often experience multiple, overlapping risk factors. Bryan Massingale begins his statement explaining how significant and sacred is the encounter between social beings during sex. However, “at the core of the heart of the race problem is the sex problem,” the difficulty of the racial discourse “sex is the sometimes silent message contained in racial slurs, ethnic stereotypes, national imagining, and international relations. Although the sexual meaning associated with ethnicity may be understated, they should
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