The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides valuable information about the attack, including consent and what it means. It is important to understand this for both men and women. Please read the following information:
Consent is a clear ‘yes’ to sexual activity. If you are not, it does not mean that you have given your consent. Unauthorized sexual contact is sexual assault or rape.
- Consent is an ongoing process not a one-time question. If you consent to sexual activity, you may change your mind and stop at any time, even after sexual activity has begun.
- Past consent does not imply future consent. Giving consent past sexual activity does not mean that your prior consent is valid now or to the future.
- Saying “yes” to sexual activity does not mean consent to all types of sexual activity. If you consent to sexual activity, it only applies to sexual activity that is comfortable with you at that time with that partner. For example, consenting to kiss does not mean giving someone permission to disappoint your clothes.
College freshmen are at particular risk of assault. Information about it here:
- Research shows that students are at greatest risk of sexual abuse in the first months of their first and second semesters in college.2
- Women who consider themselves lesbian, bisexual, or gay are more likely to experience sexual abuse in colleges than heterosexual women.1
7. Was there anything helpful / eye-opening in the information above?
Ir this video has become popular explain why men don’t have so much to fear.
Lisa Wade is an influential sociologist who studied “joining culture” in college. Her research has focused on the subculture on college campuses and on students who are sexually active with each other outside of committed relationships. She came to one interesting conclusion for some males engaged in sexual activities that they regretted because he felt the pressure of masculinity to do so. It should be noted, however, that she noted that the vast majority of college students are NOT engaged in this “hook-up” subculture.
Here is a review of her book from the NY Times.
Here’s a review from the NPR Show Hidden Brain with a 24-minute dr. Wade’s audio interview.
Vimeo provides an explanation of the video.
The following is a brief explanation by Dr. Wade:
For more information, here is an hour-long Dr. Interview with Wade Elon University.
Femininity and body image – how are women socialized to think about their self?
3 At the beginning of this post, most women can name a few acquaintances who have struggled with body image problems or eating disorders.
This video, titled Onslaught from Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, highlights how the media socializes girls.
This post on the public pages highlights how women are objectified in the media. Click the link and read the post. From the letter
The damage caused by the widespread objectification of women in popular culture is not purely theoretical. We now have more than ten years of research showing that living in an objective society is highly toxic to girls and women, as described Part 2 of this series.
8. Which ad from the “Public Pages” link above appeared to you to be particularly degrading or objective?
Do you know Amy?
This video shows Amy doesn’t like to be beaten.
There are many studies showing that this is true for many young women. Review the study below to see if this was true in your life. Do you know girls who are struggling with self-esteem, body image, and eating / eating disorders? If not, can you at least see how the media creates a reality for girls?
A study of the impact of media socialization on women
“… after communicating with attractive peers, women’s perceptions of their appearance changed, and communicating with family members had no effect on their body image ….The involvement of social networks with attractive peers increases the negative image of the state body2018 The study, led by Jennifer Mills, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto, and Jacqueline Hogue, a doctoral student in the department’s clinical program, examined the impact on social media of self-perceived body image in young women. Mills and Hogue announced their conclusions iin the magazine Body View. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323725.php
Thin ads + small body image = stress?
Ads showing skinny models can undermine the self-esteem of vulnerable young women According to a new study, reviewing ads for ultra-slim models can make young women feel worse, especially if they have body image problems. Researcher Gayle Bessenoff, Ph.D., reports his findings in the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly. Bessenoff is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut.
What research shows: the links between the media and girls ’self-esteem Many studies conclude that there is a clear link between young women’s self-esteem and the media. * The Journal of Research on Adolesence, which studies body image and self-esteem (Daniel Clay, Vivian L. Vignoles, Helga Dittmar – 2005), states that the decline in self-esteem that girls often experience when entering adolescence is partly due to it. for social comparison with media models. 2006 A study by the American Association of Psychologists on Girls ’Body Satisfaction and Self-Esteem (Hayley Dohnt, Marika Tiggemann) also shows that the media has a negative impact on girls’ body image and self-esteem, especially in terms of being acceptable. thinness levels.
The sexualization of younger and younger women is a particularly worrying trend in the media. Medical news today discusses how mesmerizing images of young women negatively affect girls ’self-esteem, playing an important role in the onset of depression, eating disorders and low self-esteem.
Sexualization of girls is associated with common mental health problems in girls and women Science Daily (February 20, 2007) – A report released today by the American Psychological Association (APA) finds evidence that the spread of images of sexualized girls and young women in advertising, commerce and the media is damaging the image of girls. and healthy development.
Willingness to adapt – literally! Learning to love your body and yourself, Christine Hartline, MA In the United States, about 10% of girls and women (up to 10 million) suffer from diagnosed eating disorders. At least 50,000 of them will die as a result! Recent data from the American Psychiatric Association shows that of all mental disorders, the highest patient mortality due to natural and unnatural causes is related to eating disorders and drug abuse.
Adolescent body image Media images have a major impact on the body image of people, especially women, because the ideals that the media presents to women are further away from the normal female body. The Center for Social Research (SIRC) reports that in 1972, the ideal woman shown in the media (models, movie stars, etc.) weighed less than the average woman, yes, but only 8 percent. In the late 1990s, the difference was 23% … One Harvard University study reported (SIRC) found that 7 out of 10 teens were on a diet by the age of 17, and as many as 80%. teens can have a negative body image … 86% of people have eating disorders before they reach adolescence.
Finally, watch the powerful video below about how people are forced to think about themselves and how it can be different from reality.
9. Is the above study and video convincing evidence that women are at risk due to gender expectations? Do you have other questions?
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