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  • 2012 Jean Nidetch Women’s CenterP.A.A.V.E Presentation
  • We provide:• Workshops and presentations• Events on campus• Advocacy for violence prevention, student parents• Academic involvement
  •  Formerly known as SAFE Team Educators completed 18 hour training on domestic violence and sexual assault Provides UNLV campus with presentations on specific topics in domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking Next training in Fall 2012!
  •  Only about 42% of rapes/sexual assaults were reported to law enforcement in 2007 1 out of 6 American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime About 3% of American men- a total of 2.78 million men – have experienced an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime 98% of males who raped boys were heterosexual 70% of female rape victims and 74% of male victims knew their assailant 90% of college women of rape and sexual assault knew their attacker prior to the assault
  •  Media Literacy: The ability to access, analyze, evaluate (think clearly), and create media in all forms (print, TV, movies, internet, etc.). Sexual Assault: Forcing a person to participate in unwanted sexual activity using violence or threats. Domestic Violence: is one person’s choice to use power to systematically take control of another person’s life including: emotional insults, economic deprivation, threats, coercion, & physical and sexual violence.
  • Rape Culture is a widely used term describing a culture in which rape and sexual violence are common, and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse or encourage sexualized violence.Examples of behaviors that typify rape culture include: sexist jokes, victim blaming, trivialization of sexual violence, and sexual objectification.
  • • To explain the dynamics of sexual and gender-based violence in the media• To gain a better understanding of rape culture• Analyzing the media with consideration to gender is crucial to understanding the larger context in which violence operates.• To understand the need for media literacy education • Media messages affect our thoughts and actions by conveying ideological and value messages • Media messages reflect the values and viewpoints of media makers, and most media are controlled by commercial interests
  •  Always “connected” o Television o Cell phones o Social Networking Sites o Texting o You Tube Increases sources for violence o Cyber bullying/Virtual Violence o Harassment o Sending pictures and video (Sexting) o Representation of gender-based violence in the media sustains a rape culture
  •  Daily Exposure o Music (downloading) o TV (4 to 6 hours) o Movies o Video Games Unhealthy Relationships Pornographic Imagination Promotes rape culture
  •  Increasing violence Overt and “in your face” Sadistic/ Sexual Aggression Gender Stereotypes Catered to hetero-male fantasies Promote male-dominance Female Objectification Normalization of violent behavior
  • Ethical treatment for animals at the expense of women??
  •  Incidents of violence against women and teenage girls are increasing on television at rates that far exceed the overall increases in violence on television. Violence, irrespective of gender, on television increased only 2% from 2004 to 2009, while incidents of violence against women increased 120% during that same period(Parents Television Council, 2009)
  •  The most frequent type of violence against women on television was beating (29%), followed by credible threats of violence (18%), shooting (11%), rape (8%), stabbing (6%), and torture (2%). Violence against women resulted in death 19% of the time From 2004 to 2009 there was an 81% increase in incidences of intimate partner violence on television.(Parents Television Council, 2009)
  •  Fox stood out for using violence against women as a punch line in its comedies -- in particular Family Guy and American Dad -- trivializing the gravity of the issue of violence against women.
  • It is unreasonable to expect that people will change their behavior easily when so may forces in the social, cultural, and physical environment conspire against such change.(Institute of Medicine, 2001, p.4)
  •  Can’t control media, but can control what we consume Use media for teaching moments & education  Social Networking  You Tube  Webinars  Blogs  Podcasts Utilize existing resources (e.g.;www.preventconnect.org)
  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3exzMPT 4nGI