Crimes Against Women

March 16, 2011

Crimes Against Women

The crimes that throughout the course of history have been perpetrated against women must be stopped. These crimes include sexual harassment, exploitation, molestation, incest, rape, battery, assault and depictions of violence against women in pornography. Women and girls are the primary victims of sexual and domestic violence; however these crimes are perpetrated against men and boys too. The perpetrators in nearly all cases of sexual and domestic violence are men. Sexual and domestic violence is found in our families, the media, in our schoolyards and college campuses, in our workplaces and collective attitudes that blame the victim and excuse the perpetrator. Rape during wartime not only terrorizes civilians or those identified as the enemy, but women in the armed forces […]