FRHD 2100 DE Lecture notes Chapter 16

FRHD 2100 DE Lecture notes Chapter 16 - Chapter 16 Sexual...

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Chapter 16 - Sexual Coercion Sexual Images and Selling Sex The following information includes the key elements of the chapter. The textbook will provide you with further details about each area. Consider these notes as a guide for reviewing the chapter Cultural myths that Support Sexual Assault A woman who goes to the home or apartment of a man on their first date implies that she is willing to have sex Any woman can be assaulted One reason the woman falsely report sexual assault is that they frequently have a need to call attention to themselves Any healthy woman can successfully resist an assailant if she really wants to When women walk around braless, wearing short skirts and tight tops, they are asking for trouble. The majority of individuals sexually assaulted, have a reputation for being promiscuous. If a girl engages in necking or petting and she lets thinks get out of hand, it is her own fault if her partner forces sex on her. • Women who are sexually assaulted while hitchhiking get what they deserve. • A woman who is stuck-up and thinks she is too good to talk to guys on the street deserves to be taught a lesson. • Many women have an unconscious wish to be sexually assaulted, and may then unconsciously set up a situation in which they are likely to be attacked. • If a woman becomes drunk at a party she is “fair game” • Many woman lie about sexual assault because they are angry with the male or discover they are pregnant and want to preserve their reputation. Sexual assault • Elements of sexual assault include: • lack of consent, • force or threat of force, • Also, but not always, vaginal penetration • Stranger sexual assault • Acquaintance sexual assault Language of sexual trauma Level 1 – touching, kissing, and oral, vaginal, and anal sex Level 2 – sexual assault with a weapon
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Level 3 – aggravated sexual assault Level 4 – victim is maimed and disfigured Incidence of Sexual Assault In Canada in 2002; (latest statistics available) 27,100 sexual offences reported to the police 88 % level 1 offences 2 % were Level 2 and Level 3 offences 10 % were other sexual offences Theories and Attitude: Why does sexual assault occur? • 1) Disease Model: disease or intoxication causal factor • Find sick individuals and rehabilitate them • 2) Blaming the Victim: victims make themselves vulnerable to assault, ie, how look dress, act, or walk • 3) Feminist theory: keeping women in their place: social, economic and
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