Sexual Assault And Sexual Assaults Essay

705 Words Nov 18th, 2015 3 Pages
One of the most offensive crimes committed in our society is Sexual Assault. Like other physical assaults, it is an act of violence. It not only has physical and psychological effect on the victims, but it is also a consequential threat to our society. It has become a focal point of public concern for the past couple of decades. The demeanor of both men and women are viewed differently in society when it comes to sexual relationship. In this paper based on extensive research, I will look at the role of gender socialization in creating stereotypical views of male and female and how that contributes to sexual assaults in Canada. To support this, one first needs to look at the history of sexual assault and how that contributed in creating this stereotypical perspective in society. Furthermore, I will examine the difficulties that victims face when it comes to reporting and prosecuting sexual assaults. Lastly, I will look at how this stereotypical perspective contributes to the meaning of consent viewed by both men and women.
In order to deal and prevent further sexual assaults, one first needs to understand what is considered an assault. According to section 265.1(a) of the Criminal Code of Canada, “(1) A person commits an assault when (a) without the consent of another person, he applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly” Simon, Verdun- Jones (2011:228-9). The section 265(2) of the criminal code further applies to “all forms of assault, including…

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