Sexual Violence And Sex Violence Essay

788 Words Oct 29th, 2015 4 Pages
Sexual violence is widely prevalent in today’s society. Sexual violence is a sexual act that is completed or attempted against a victim 's will or when a victim is unable to consent due to age, illness, disability, or the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The act may involve actual or threatened physical force, use of weapons, coercion, intimidation or pressure. “Sexual violence” is an umbrella term for many malicious acts including (but certainly not limited to) molestation, rape, stalking, and sexual verbal harassment. Despite the efforts of organizations increasing awareness and stricter law enforcement, sexual violence is at a steadfast rate among U.S. colleges and universities. Acts of sexual violence occur daily and can target anybody regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, or religion. Research studies have reported that one in eight lesbians and nearly half of bisexual women have encountered rape (Beyond Compliance). Studies have also shown that four in ten gay men and nearly half of bisexual men experienced some form of sexual violence (Beyond Compliance). Parents are faced with the increasingly difficult challenge of giving their children the sex talk. It is common that children misunderstand sex due to incorrect information they pick up from various sources including their peers, the media, entertainment, etc… Society seems to layout gender roles and expectations in a rather harsh manner. Gender roles and expectations are deeply engrained at a…

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