way provoked the rape to happen. 41 104 After a rape has already occurred or after the victim acknowledged that she has been raped, women still did not report the incident because they felt it would ultimately hurt or punish them. Women who do decide to report also face the possibility that they were raped by a government official or other law enforcement officer, thus diminishing the chance of the punishment for the perpetrator and increasing the chance of punishment for the victim. Children's greatest exposure to violence comes from television. In the United States, prior to the 1930s rape was considered a sex crime that was always committed by men and always done to women.
Violence in, society
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WHO, violence against women: a global health problem
In positions of power, men control how women are portrayed in the media, women's censorship of body and voice, etc. The report argues that the trend towards focusing on cultural factors that supposedly condone rape "has the paradoxical effect of making it harder to stop sexual violence, since it removes the focus from the individual at fault, and seemingly mitigates personal responsibility for his. The study also revealed that heterosexual men were more likely to be against the victim if the victim was perceived to be homosexual rather than heterosexual. The male gender stereotype suggests that men should be tough enough to avoid rape, if raped by a man, or sexually driven enough to enjoy it, if raped by a woman. Defenders of television programs say that isn't true. Moreover, Paglia says, feminist proponents of rape culture tend to completely ignore male victims of sexual assault. 39 One explanation for the commonality of these myths is that only certain "bad" or "misbehaved" women are raped. In one five-year study of 732 children, "several kinds of aggression- conflicts with parents, fighting and delinquency-were all positively correlated with the total amount of television viewing.". Lippincott Williams Wilkins for the Southern Medical Association.