Intro to Women's Studies 2010

etsu: 2011-2014

Violence towards women

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In class on Tuesday we discussed rape, sexual violence and in general, any type of violence towards women. These issues are something I feel very strongly about and in the future I definitely want to dedicate my life to helping the victims of such violent ordeals as these, as well as getting involved with projects such as “A Thousand Sisters” to combat this terrible violence. There definitely needs to be increased support and an increased accessibility of help for victims. Also, the awareness of society as a whole needs to be improved to emphasize how serious an issue violence towards women has become and how vital it is that we do whatsoever we can to prevent it!

We touched on pornography as well in class and in my opinion it only contributes further to the negative attitudes in society towards women and ultimately the violence towards them.  When violence is eroticized it almost makes it seem desirable and this can influence the audience, especially males, to become more aggressive and to think that it is okay to exhibit sexual violence towards a woman.

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Author: goffeh

I am from Birmingham, England. I am a junior here at ETSU currently studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science. I also play for the ETSU women's soccer team.

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