Assignment 2: Victims Stereotypes
The purpose of this assignment is to make you aware of your beliefs about being a victim.
What happens in society at large in any group when the topic of victims arises? Use the technique of free association and then analyze the thoughts behind those associations.
To conduct your self-analysis, consider the following steps:
- Take a blank sheet of paper and write Victim on top of the paper.
- Start writing all the words that come to mind about the victim until you run out of words.
In this part of the assignment, you have the opportunity to hear from a rape victim and to learn about some of the situations and attitudes she encountered after her attack. By completing this assignment, you also have an opportunity to apply concepts and theories of sexual violence you have learned in this course and to reflect on attitudes you have heard or encountered regarding this type of victim.
To read the first-person account of a woman who has been sexually assaulted and of how this has impacted her life.
The description of the incident is very graphic in this article. If you have a history of trauma, be a little cautious. It may be best to read this article in the morning when you have all day to process it rather than at night before going to sleep.
If necessary, you may want to talk to your therapist, a friend, or get support from the instructor. Post your reflections concerning this article in a minimum of 300 words, including the following:
- From the examples listed by the author, what resonated with your own “ignorance” of rape?
- Provide examples of ignorance about rape from other sources (such as conversations you have had or the portrayal of victims in the media).
- Provide resources for rape victims in your area of residence.
No initial posting.
Response is not on topic, the message is unrelated to assignment, and post demonstrates poor preparation and lacked substance.
The initial posting does not adequately address the question(s) posed in the forum; Lacks synthesis of theories and concepts.
Initial posting demonstrates insightful reflection and answers all given questions; An adequate understanding of theories and concepts is evident in the logical, factual, and relevant information.
Initial posting reveals a solid understanding of all given questions. A clear synthesis of theories and concepts is evident in the logical, factual, and relevant information.
Does not post any responses to other classmates in this forum.
Responses do not promote further discussion nor provide new information. Response merely acknowledges the other classmates’ initial posting.
Provides comments and new information but does not extend meaningful discussion by building on previous posts.
Provides comments and new information to other posts; extends meaningful discussions by building on previous posts.
Demonstrates comprehensive analysis of others’ posts; extends meaningful discussions by building on previous posts and offers points of view, supported by research or relevant personal experience.
Does not participate in the discussion forum.
Responds to one other student in the discussion question threads.
Responds to two other classmates’ initial postings.
Participates on two days of the week. Responds to two other classmates’ initial postings.
Participates on two or more days of the week. Responds to more than two other classmates’ initial postings.
No reference to any course reading.
Makes reference to assigned readings but makes no attempt to cite the source.
Applies single resource to initial response but citations do not conform to an acceptable citation format.
Applies single resource to initial response. Properly cites (i.e., APA) course materials and/or outside scholarly materials in initial posting only; citations present as needed in responses to classmates.
Applies more than one resource to initial response. Properly cites (i.e., APA) course materials and outside scholarly readings in initial posting; citations as needed in responses to classmates.
No postings for which to evaluate language and grammar.
Poorly written initial posting and responses including frequent spelling, structure, and/or grammatical errors and/or the use of slang.
Communicates in friendly, courteous, and helpful manner with some spelling, grammatical, and/or structural errors.
Contributes structured information with minor spelling, grammatical, or structural errors.
No spelling, structure, or grammatical errors in any posting. Contributes to discussion with clear, concise comments in an organized manner.
Grading Criteria Maximum Points Quality of initial posting, including fulfillment of assignment instructions 16 Quality of responses to classmates 12 Frequency of responses to classmates 4 Reference to supporting readings and other materials 4 Language and grammar 4 Total:
Solution PreviewBefore reading the article, I did not several aspects of rape highlighted in the article. Previously, I believed that rape victims were not supposed to cooperate with their attackers to deny them opportunity to abuse them. However, the victims should cooperate with their abusers…