Patriarchal Social Systems and Their Impact on Rape Culture

October 30, 2018 0

Abstract This paper examines how patriarchal social systems impact rape and rape culture from a feminist perspective.  It explores how the Feminist Movement has combated patriarchal sexual violence-perpetuating ideals in its fight against: gender socialization, rape culture, victim-blaming, rape laws, and awareness. Feminist author Amy Silvestro reports in her essay “Rape Law Reform” (2012) that:…

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Abortion: It is More Than Just a Single Moment

August 23, 2018 0

 Introduction Abortion has been a highly controversial topic in American politics throughout U.S. history. Regulation and restriction of abortion in the U.S. has taken a winding course since the 1800’s. According to the Chicago Tribute (2018), in “1821 America’s first statutory abortion regulation [was] enacted in Connecticut”, but by “1967 Abortion [was] classified a felony…

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Conversion Therapy Impacts on LGB Youth

July 18, 2018 0

  A majority of the evidence on the impacts of conversion therapy on LGB youth are anecdotal recounts from individuals who have gone through the therapy; furthermore, the lack of studies muddies the water and makes it difficult to determine the impacts of conversion therapy. However, the correlation between the social/parental acceptance of LGB youth…

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The Devastating Impacts of the Gag Rule

July 10, 2018 0

It deeply saddens me to see such tremendous steps backwards in not only women’s rights in the U.S., but the health and safety of people from all walks of life around the world. By further expanding the Gag Rule, the hope was to reduce abortion rates and promote alternatives. However, from historical context we know…

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