Prejudice and discrimination toward the members of a particular biological sex

Prejudice and discrimination toward the members of a

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Prejudice and discrimination toward the members of a particular biological sex, sometimes called gender Misogyny is the overt degradation of women by men o Hatred of women, hateful behavior towards women Ambivalent sexism, derived from the ambivalent racism research o Combination of male superiority-based attitudes with protective paternalistic attitudes o For example, the belief that men should help women in trouble 12/06/2018 Date Rape/Acquaintance Rape Most rapes are not perpetrated by strangers o Intimate partners o Casual acquaintances o Ex-partners Alcohol/drugs use associated with more than 70% of date rapes (on the part of the victim and the perpetrator Date Rape Drugs o GHB o Special K o Ecstasy o “Roofies” (Rohypnol) False Reports The FBI places false reporting for sexual assault at around 3% o This is far lower than many other crimes including theft and even murder o Sexual assault is highly underreported § Making a real accusation is difficult, making a false one becomes nearly impossible So why do so many people believe false reports are common? o Think back to the myths and how many blame people for their own assaults o Think about gender role messages of femininity and who is “good” or “bad” o Think about old claims of hysteria, based on the idea that women have chaotic emotions, makes it easier to believe a woman would lie about something emotional Consent Can’t always rely on No/Yes o Drunk individuals can’t consent
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o Mentally ill cannot consent with non-peers o Those under the age of 18 (17 in NY with exceptions) o Unconscious individuals o High individuals o Sleeping individuals Gender norms about sex (men are teachers, women learners/passive) sometimes make it difficult to say “no” What are other signals of “no”? o Body language (anxiety) o Trying to find excuses not to o Trying to change the subject How you can help a survivor Listen Don’t be judgmental Be patient Help empower the individual, give them choices Encourage but don’t force them to report If they are willing to seek medical attention, accompany them if requested In situations of abuse Rape happens in relationships Often a component of domestic violence Still about power/control, not about sex Why wouldn’t someone leave? Leaving a relationship is hard o Women often have to opt for living in poverty as opposed to men o Many cultural/social norms that encourage women to stay o Violence has become a familiar pattern o Often people love their partners still o When leaving/separating/divorcing the risk of violence/death is at its greatest! Sexual Abuse Trauma Memory, unless abused occurred before the age of 3, most remember some details. Repressed memories are suspect.
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  • Spring '14
  • Thomatos
  • partner, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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