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Sexuality 46 4815 541 PM Sexual Violence amp Social Institutions Discussion Guide The Invisible War watched an hour in class 46 on Netflix 1 5 What do you think the title The Invisible Warquot means How would you define war mentioned in the film s title If you were able to make a film about campus sexual assault what would it be called The first piece of this is about the invisibility factor This all happens behind the scenes and the majority of the public does not know about this There is a lot of media coverage at first and then it fades away It is a war against the higher ups and the sexual violence victims The lawmakers law enforcement and the victims are part of this invisible war There is a lack of action on Congress part The film shows a campaign aimed at sexual assault prevention What messages did this campaign send to viewers How does it compare to campaigns aimed at college students Both the Invisible War and recent reports on campus sexual assault reveal that many people who report sexual assault and harassment are treated as though their dress behavior and alcohol consumption encouraged the attacks Why do you think this kind of victim blaming occurs What rape myths are present in these interpretations of sexual assault Why do you think rates of military sexual assault are double what they are in civilian society What explanations do the experts in the film hint at as the reasons for this Which of these explanations do you find most convincing In environments where sexism harassment and violence against women is normalized and excused rates of sexual violence goes up i Research on college sexual assault shows that fraternity houses are frequently where sexual assault occurs What does this context have in common with military if anything What parallels can you draw between the institutional barriers to reportingpreventing sexual assault in the military and universities 6 What is consent How is it defined Movie notes They made it very clear that ifI said anything they were goanna kill me I had no one to talk to bc the people perpetrating me were the policequot Over 20 of female veterans have been sexually assaulted while serving In 1991 200000 women so far had been sexually assaulted in the military so far This is only the reported number Now about half a million women have been sexually assaulted If a woman makes a rape complaint people always ask what she was wearing etc Women investigators were not given rape complaints because they were too sympathetic One woman was told that her rape kit pictures examiner kit was lost Because her case is closed nothing can be done Women who ve been raped in the military have a higher rate of PTSD than men in combat 20000 men in military have been sexually assaulted Men do not talk about it or they will be labeled a buddy fuckerquot Shame is even worse for men because it s tied in with homophobia Gays are not the rapists in the military it is largely heterosexual men These perpetrators will rape anyone men or women 1991 Tailhook wall of silence had gone up to protect the guilty 2003 Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs 142 allegations of sexual assault One mile from the US capitol building Marine Barracks in DC most prestigious unit in the Marine Corps women were told that they were only sex objects for the marines 14 of those who enter the military are likely to rape where the civilian rate is half of that In units were sexual violence is accepted rates of rape TRIPLE Federal definitions of rape Prior to 2012 The carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and against her III I wil Changes made in 2012 Penetration no matter how slight of the vagina or anus with any body part or object or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person without the consent of the victimquot definition of rape Rape a person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant 1 By forcible compulsion 2 By threat of forcibly compulsion 3 Who is unconscious or where the person knows that the complainant is unaware that the sexual intercourse is occurring 4 Where the person has substantially impaired the complainant s power to appraise or control his or her conduct by administering or employing without the knowledge of the complainant drugs intoxicants or other means for the purpose of preventing resistance 5 Who suffers from a mental disability which renders the complainant incapable of consent 0 Less than half of all rapes are reported 0 3 of rapists spend even a day in jail 0 Campus rape rates haven t changed in the last twenty years 0 28 of charges may be false but students think up to 50 of rape reports are fabricated o In 31 states convicted rapists can sue for custody and visitation rights 0 32000 women get pregnant from rape in the US each year 0 Number one myth is that rapists are scary men who hide in bushes not a nice guy on your campus 0 Majority of sexual violence cases happen between two people who know one another 0 Rape culture teach women to avoid rape rather than teaching everyone aboutconsent Don t tell me how to dress tell them how to rapequot Boys will be boysquot Men cannot be victims of rape or only weak men can be victims 0 Rape is a passive verb the woman is being raped There is no active perpetrator Gender Divide men and women don t always agree about what constitutes consent according to two open response surveys of 185 heterosexual students last year How men say they get consent 27 give a directive We are going to have sexquot 22 ask if she wants to have sex 14 use aggressive strategies I would tell her let s have sex Before she could say anything I d take off her pantsquot 13 pretend intercourse occurred by mistake Women How women say they get consent Body language 10 verbal cues 50 verbal and nonverbal 23 just let it happen or not say no 14 How men interpret a woman s consent Body language 61 verbal cues 9 verbal and nonverbal 22 just let it happen or not say no 6 When women say they indicate consent 47 only after being asked by the man Affirmative action policy in CA Yes Means Yes 0 Consent is required each and every time there is sexual activity 0 All parties must have a clear and accurate understanding of the sexual activity 0 The person who initiates the sexual activity is responsible for asking for consent 0 The person who is asked is responsible for verbally responding 0 Each new level of sexual activity requires consent 0 Use of agreed upon forms of communication such as gestures or safe words is o Consent is required regardless of the parties relationship prior sexual history or current activity 0 At any and all times when consent is withdrawn or not verbally agreed to the sexual activity must stop ASAP 0 Silence is not consent 0 Body movements and non verbal responses such as moans are not consent 0 A person cannot give consent while sleeping o All parties must have unimpaired judgment 0 All parties must disclose person risk factors and STI s Individuals are responsible for maintaining awareness of their sexual health 4815 541 PM 4815 541 PM
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