The Importance Of Sexual Aggression In Bars?

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Edward H. Thompson Jr. and Elizabeth J. Cracco authors of the journal article “ Sexual Aggression in Bars: What College Men Can Normalize” try to explain the importance of how sexual aggression affect the majority of women who attended bars, or college parties. Sexual aggressiveness is considering part of a masculine norm to many men who attend bars. In this research study Edward and Elizabeth were trying to find out figure out what causes men to become sexual aggressors towards women at bars and college parties. The significance of the research study is to figure out whether sexual aggressiveness should be consider as a norm of masculinity as much as we consider it as a sexual assault. To many men sexually aggressiveness towards women is considering …show more content…
They relate to each other because gender roles, masculinity, femininity and ideology influence the behaviors males and females should behave. The authors use gender role within the context of their article because they state that men should act a certain way. The authors use masculinity and femininity by stating that we as human do gender by putting on a show that could either be consider traditional and sometimes defines who we are as a person. When we do gender we are basically building our femininity or masculinity and if we fail to just show one of these than this is consider not being part of the norm. Masculinity is view as males being tough and to some extent violent. While femininity can be describe as being weaker and peaceful. Ideology can also relate to the article because the article is based of the norms of masculine ideology. The authors state that many men use masculine ideology as an excuse for them to sexually harass a women. Men specially in bar setting believe that sexually harassing a women either verbally or physically make them more manly and other men view this as part of the masculinity …show more content…
It could either be by someone you know or by a stranger. Sexual aggression has touched me in a personal way because I have experience this type of behavior by man. This usually happens to me when I go out clubbing with my friends. Men feel that it okay for the to walk up to a girl from behind and start touching them or dancing with them without the girl’s permission. When my friends and me go out to the club we usually encounter this type of guys that think that they could get any girl they want. I remember last summer my friends and me went to a glow in the dark event at the club, we were dancing and out of nowhere this guy is behind me and he starts touching my thighs. As soon as I felt that some one was touching me I turn around and told him excuse you, who gave you permission to touch me and he reply by saying you know you want me to and I was like no thank you. Then he said to me well do not dress like a slut if you don’t want someone guys looking at you. Men fell that it okay to harass a woman because the way we are dress. No it not okay to touch or insult a woman because of what they are wearing. Most of the times wen women are rape after a party the men excuse is she was asking for it. They think that because we dress a certain way it is okay for them to go over the limit and take advantage of us. I believe that there is no excuse for man sexually assaulting a woman, just because they think

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