I took my first self-defense class when I was I was at the age where I started getting catcalls whenever I was in my school uniform, and older men would approach my friends and me whenever we went out to trendy L. But the first lesson, which happened to be the most poignant, I was taught on my first day of class had nothing to do with me. I was taught that sexual assault is all about power, not sex. The numbers don't lie; sexual assault happens across all communities. So where did this misconception about come from?
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Violence against prostitutes has been reported worldwide, both on a physical and psychological level. The victims are predominantly women, including in extreme cases murder both inside and outside the workplace. Minorities such as transgender women or women of color can face increased instances of violence due to intersectional prejudices present in society. Women working in prostitution experience higher levels of violence against them than women working in other fields. Physical violence is defined by the World Health Organization as "the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, which either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation". Psychological abuse , also referred to as mental abuse or emotional abuse is characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another to behavior that may result in psychological trauma, including anxiety , chronic depression , or post-traumatic stress disorder.
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In The Bluest Eye , sex is associated with violence, humiliation, and immorality. Instead of sex being an enjoyable act between two people, sex, like race and beauty standards, works as a form of oppression. For both men and women, sexual initiation has devastating effects on an individual's life and sense of self. The scenes of sexual initiation are particularly violent and humiliating, leaving a lasting effect on the novel's characters. Cholly's first sexual experience is paired with humiliation and hatred, as the white men force him to rape Darlene.
Violence against women in Venezuela occurs in Venezuela. This indirect violence appears in multiple ways for multiple reasons. Due to the rise of the beauty pageant industry, Venezuelan women have become highly regarded as objects of beauty and sexuality. Miss Venezuela contestants may be subject to prostitution and sexual exploitation. Young contestants are passed to powerful individuals in Venezuelan society for sexual favors.