Using Social Media to Combat Rape Werner Egipsy Souza
DefinitionRape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more persons against another person without that persons consent.
Statistics • In 2007, India had more rape victims than the United Kingdom and less than the United States of America.Source: Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rape_statistics
Types of Rape • Serial Rapists • Acquaintance Rape • Spousal Rape • Group Rape • Rape of Males • Statutory Rape (where the victim is under 16)Source: 2008 American Psychiatric Publishing, Bad Men Do what Good Men Dream, Robert I.Simon M.D.
Main reason for Rape • PowerSource: 2008 American Psychiatric Publishing, Bad Men Do what Good Men Dream, Robert I.Simon M.D.
Issues• In Indian society, the woman is portrayed as the weakling, while the male is portrayed as the bread winner and the physically superior warrior.• In today’s corporate scenario, with salaries by women equaling if not domineering those earned by men, men are losing their strangle hold in the public home and office space.
Issues• Men today, feel extremely mentally threatened by their women, both in the boardroom and the bedroom.• This creates a huge anxiety which, coupled by the increase in materialism and lack of mutual love and sex, turns to frustration and therefore aggression.
Media• Ads for brands such as Fastrack, encourage women to “Move On”, showing men to be a fad rather than a fixture.• Ads such as Axe, victimising women, showing them as victims to a man’s overpowering masculinity, leading to other deodorant brands making even sleazier messages.
People• Susan Brownmiller – Activist, Feminist and author Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape• Noomi Rapace – Actress, who played the punkish geek Lisbeth Salander in The Girl Who Played with Fire (where she takes revenge on her rapist), and appeared in the latest Rolling Stone’s video Doom and Gloom• Stieg Larssen – Author of The Girl Who Played With Fire, who witnessed a gang-rape at the age of 15 and has been writing against sexual violence in his books
Possible Online Solutions• Women turning aggressive on lecherous men (Video)• Create a Hollaback in your city, where women post pictures and videos about street harrassment• Create women driving services, where women drive around to help other women get home.• Create campaigns around the Platinum day of love , promoting making love over rape, better than the Make Love not War slogans.