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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
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
Daily Exposure o Music (downloading) o TV (4 to 6 hours) o Movies o Video Games Unhealthy Relationships Pornographic Imagination Promotes rape culture
Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture. Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women’s bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women’s rights and safety(Marshall University, 2010)
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)
The Rape Crisis CenterElena Espinoza, Director of Client Services and Programs email@example.comGenese Jones, Prevention Programs Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 702-385-2153- Office 24 Hour Hotline: 1-888-866-1640