The Stigma Of Sexual Violence Essay

1639 Words Nov 8th, 2016 7 Pages
The stigma around sexual violence, especially concerning women, is a concealed problem that is evident in today 's world but is not discussed and analyzed as it should be. It is incredibly important to be able to understand why this problem exists. According RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) one out of every six American women have been a victim of attempted or completed rape. Why is women violence accepted as a norm? I argue that this issue is on a societal level more so than any other with ideas such as the feminist theory and exemplifying why. I contend that the continued normalization of woman sexual violence, particularly rape, is a consequence of the patriarchal structure of our society and the social hierarchy that exists within.
When questioning how this problem materialized, I discovered that it didn 't just appear recently but has been cemented for many many years already. It is connected to the very foundation of our culture. Our ideas and social norms have been sculpted around the concept of gender inequality which consequently led to women violence being a very big factor. In almost all traditions and cultures, men are the providers and are the one in charge when supporting a family with women by their sides.With every generation growing up and witnessing the way our society works, it is passed down for years and is cemented in the minds of everyone how that is the way of the world. The inequality of women has become a social norm. Historically…

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