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Sexism, Date Rape, and Abortion
An overview of sexism towards women.
# 152396 | 1,136 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Feb 06, 2013 in Women Studies (Feminism) , Hot Topics (Abortion) , Gender and Sexuality (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses what is really meant by sexism, explains date rape and goes on to examine the controversial issue of abortion, and the ethical point of view. It also provides a literature review on the subjects included.

Outline:
Introduction
Literature Review
Conclusion

From the Paper:

''Pagilla does not condone rape but the aspect of women as the weaker sex and their helplessness is the motivator that she puts down. Pagilla declares as long as there is freedom in the world; there are going to be risks for women regarding sex with men (Pagilla, 1992). Lois Pineau, unlike Pagilla, does not argue date rape is wrong; but is trying to expose the justice systems bias in judging the victim of the date rape. According to Perring in the 1999 review of, "Lois Pineau "Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis" Page 464," he states, "To put her argument in a nutshell, she is saying that the law implicitly assumes women want to be raped and lead men on to it" (Perring, 1999). Pineau feels the law does not protect the woman in the 'no is no' context because they woman did not resist hard enough. Pineau does agree with Pagilla on one point and that is that a woman accepts the risk when she enters the situation. As Pineau succinctly puts it, one does not go into the lion's den and expect not to be eaten. (Pineau, 1989, p. 467).
''They agree on the aspect of the risk is there and women voluntarily take the risk when they enter the room of a man or a setting of intimacy alone with him. Rape by any name is tragic but there is more to it than either of them want to realize. To say a person cannot control their sexual urges or feelings is ridiculous. Everybody has a choice and not all men have raped or forced a woman into sex.''

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Mappes, T. & DeGarzia, D. "On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion Mary Anne Warren." Biomedical Ethics. 4th ed. T.A. Mappes and D. DeGrazia, eds. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc. 1996, pp. 434-440.
  • Marquis, D. Retrieved on May 10, 2010 from http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0YRqMXD7qrQJ:homepages.nyu.edu/~crm281/L%26D/H15.doc+An+argument+that+abortion+is+wrong+-+Dan+Marquis+critique&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us
  • Perring, C. "LOIS PINEAU "DATE RAPE: A FEMINIST ANALYSIS" PAGE 464." 1999. Retrieved on May 10, 2010 from http://www.angelfire.com/ms/perring/pineau.html
  • sexism. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved May 10, 2010, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexism
  • Stepp, C. "Camille Paglia: An Ego to Rival the Media's." 1992. Retrieved on May 10, 2010 from http://www.ajr.org/article.asp?id=1934

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