Journal: Write in 300-500 words about the following topic.
After watching some news and some television shows, including movies and anime. What are some portrayals of sexual harassment and rape myths that are perpetuated by social media, entertainment media, and news outlets?
What is the motivation of rapists on TV and in the movies?
What “types” of women get raped or sexually assaulted and harassed in movies and television?
Some research suggests that on TV and in the movies nontraditional women get raped more often than traditional women as a means of putting nontraditional women “in their place.”
How does what you saw compare to the research? How do gender stereotypes perpetuate rape and harassment culture?
In your experience or opinion, what are some ways society can address some of these issues around sexual assault and sexual battery, especially on college campuses and workplaces?