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Thinking about violece against women on an instituonal level. INST 205-Section Nine.doc. Nagel%20-%20Rape%20and%20War. 'The Invisible War' Changing the Conversation on Rape in the Military. Kori Cioca, a former member of the U.S.

'The Invisible War' Changing the Conversation on Rape in the Military

Coast Guard featured in the film “The Invisible War,” was denied veteran’s health benefits to cover treatment to her jaw, which she says was broken during a sexual assault by one of her superior officers. Photo courtesy of Cinedigm/Docurama Lawmakers are paying close attention to a new Academy Award-nominated documentary that exposes a persistent climate of rape within the U.S. military.

Military rape victims: Stop blaming us. Army specialist testified she was raped several times19,000 men and women are assaulted a year; only 3,200 are reportedA military chaplain told one victim that rape was "God's will" (CNN) -- BriGette McCoy described how she was raped on her first military assignment, two weeks before her 19th birthday.

Military rape victims: Stop blaming us

She described how, later that year, she was raped by another soldier in her unit. Then came sexual harassment by two officers -- including one who requested that she be moved to work directly for him, she said Wednesday. Testifying before lawmakers, the former Army specialist described the "anguish" and "entrapment" she felt, and the horror of the ordeal that followed.

"I no longer have any faith or hope that the military chain of command will consistently prosecute, convict, sentence and carry out the sentencing of sexual predators in uniform without absconding justice somehow," she told the Senate Armed Services Committee's subcommittee on personnel. Maj. Rape victims say military labels them 'crazy'

Women accuse military of using psychiatric diagnoses to oust sexual assault victims"I couldn't trust my chain of command to ever back me up," says an alleged victim3,191 military sexual assaults reported in '11: "Unacceptable," says defense secretaryPentagon is assessing its training for sexual assault prevention and response (CNN) -- Stephanie Schroeder joined the U.S.

Rape victims say military labels them 'crazy'

Marine Corps not long after 9/11. She was a 21-year-old with an associate's degree when she reported for boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina. "I felt like it was the right thing to do," Schroeder recalls. A year and a half later, the Marines diagnosed her with a personality disorder and deemed her psychologically unfit for the Corps.

Stephanie Schroeder, Anna Moore, Jenny McClendon and Panayiota Bertzikis say they were raped and then discharged from the military. Anna Moore enlisted in the Army after 9/11 and planned to make a career of it. I'm not crazy. McClendon says she had a similar reaction. A similar pattern Dr. The Normalization of Intimate Partner Violence in Beauty and the Beast. Study Reveals Troubling Violence Against Women Statistics. By Naima Ramos-Chapman | December 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm A new study by the Center for Disease Control reveals that violence against women continues to be a significant problem in the United States, and some of the troubling findings indicate that sexual violence occurs at a high rate.

Study Reveals Troubling Violence Against Women Statistics

According to the national survey, nearly one in five women has been raped or has experienced an attempted rape. Fast facts: statistics on violence against women and girls. Between 15 and 76 percent of women are targeted for physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the available country data.

Fast facts: statistics on violence against women and girls

Most of this violence takes place within intimate relationships, with many women (ranging from 9 to 70 percent) reporting their husbands or partners as the perpetrator. Across the 28 States of the European Union, a little over one in five women has experienced physical and/or sexual violence from a partner (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014). Femicide In Guatemala, two women are murdered, on average, each day.In India, 8,093 cases of dowry-related death were reported in 2007; an unknown number of murders of women and young girls were falsely labeled ‘suicides’ or ‘accidents’.In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa and the United States, between 40 and 70 percent of female murder victims were killed by their intimate partners. Violence and Young Women. Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011. Lynn Langton, Ph.D., Michael Planty, Ph.D., Nathan Sandholtz, BJS Intern March 21, 2013 NCJ 241291 Presents annual counts and rates of hate crime victimization that occurred from 2003 through 2011, using data from the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS).

Hate Crime Victimization, 2003-2011

The report examines changes over time in hate crime victimizations, including the type of bias that motivated the hate crime, the type of crime, whether the incident was reported to police, and characteristics of the incident, offender, and victim. In addition, the report compares characteristics of hate crime and nonhate crime victimization. NCVS estimates are supplemented by data from official police reports of hate crime from the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Hate Crime Statistics Program.

Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010. Marcus Berzofsky, Dr.P.H., RTI, Christopher Krebs, Ph.D., RTI, Lynn Langton, Ph.D., BJS, Michael Planty, Ph.D., BJS, Hope Smiley-McDonald, Ph.D., RTI March 7, 2013 NCJ 240655 Presents trends in the rate of completed or attempted rape or sexual assault against females from 1995 to 2010.

Female Victims of Sexual Violence, 1994-2010

The report examines demographic characteristics of female victims of sexual violence and characteristics of the offender and incident, including victim-offender relationship, whether the offender had a weapon, and the location of the victimization. The report also examines changes over time in the percentages of female victims of sexual violence who suffered an injury and received formal medical treatment, reported the victimization to the police, and received assistance from a victim service provider. Highlights: USDOJ: Office on Violence Against Women. RAINN: The nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization.One of “America’s 100 Best Charities" —Worth magazine. Roger Williams University. Myth: Rape is caused by lust or uncontrollable sexual urges and the need for sexual gratification.

Roger Williams University

Fact: Rape is an act of physical violence and domination that is not motivated by sexual gratification. Myth: Once a man gets sexually aroused, he can't just stop. Fact: Men do not physically need to have sex after becoming sexually excited. Moreover, they are still able to control themselves after becoming aroused. Myth: Women often lie about rape or falsely accuse someone of rape. Fact: Statistical studies indicate false reports make up two percent or less of the reported cases of sexual assault.

Myth: Women provoke sexual assault by their appearance. Fact: Rapists do not select their victims by their appearance. Myth: Sexual assault is a topic that only concerns women, and men do not have to be concerned about sexual assault. Myth: If a woman really did not want to be raped, she could fight off her attacker. Facts About Date Rape * Koss, M.P. (1988). ** Malamuth, N.M. (1986). Watch: Female Infanticide. Case Study: Female Infanticide Focus: (1) India (2) China Summary.

Watch: Female Infanticide

C.Sarah Soh paper. Human Dignity and Sexual Culture:A Reflection on the 'Comfort Women' Issues Chunghee Sarah Soh, Ph.D.

C.Sarah Soh paper

San Francisco State University Introduction The purpose of this paper is to reflect on a particular dimension of the complex issues involving the Comfort Women movement for redress by focusing on what I call 'masculinist sexual culture'. For the purpose of this paper I use the term 'masculinist' to refer to those men and women who believe not only in the Confucian principle of male superiority but also in male 'sex-rights'(1) to have access to the female body both inside and outside marriage. The androcentric euphemism 'comfort women' (ianfu) is an official coinage of imperial Japan, and was used to categorically refer to young females of various ethnic and national backgrounds and social circumstances who became sexual laborers for the Japanese troops before and during the Second World War. The comfort women movement formally began in South Korea in November 1990.

Concluding Remarks. V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls Worldwide. V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls Worldwide. The fact that numerous studies and reports are done on violence against women and have resulted in equally numerous statistics emphasizes that violence against women is a serious problem plaguing the world’s women and girls. Some statistics are more relevant, reliable or telling than others and similar statistics from different studies or reports can seem to conflict with one another. This is because there are several variables that affect the collection of data and the formulation of statistics: the size of a study’s sample, the duration of the study, how recent the study is, the location of the study, the words used in the questions, the definitions of key terms, among many others factors.

So, when using any statistics, cite them accurately, use them in the appropriate context, and be aware of their vulnerabilities. Following are a selection of the best web sites at which to find and verify violence against women statistics: