Rape-Free Campus Culture Summary

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From the readings of Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures, I read, I gathered some very pressing issues for black women and horrible acts that they are being succumbed to such as domestic violence, and rape. In the black community in particular, there is a continuous increase of domestic violence cases, race cases, and other various sexual exploitation that is going on concerning black women. In the Vibe Magazine article, it talks about domestic violence in the music industry particularly against rappers and their significant others. The article starts off by telling the story of the relationship of Christopher and his wife Liza. Throughout the course of their 10 year relationship, Christopher also known as "Big Pun" abused Liza on frequent…show more content…
She explains how rape and violence towards women has become a less private, individual matter to a more open, political one. The growth of identity-based politics allows people to come together as a community and help make a stand against this violence. However, it also works to ignore differences within a group, which can lead to tensions among group members. For instance, by lumping all people together, Crenshaw argues that we marginalize Black women whose experiences often result from both racism and sexism, and thus are not fully included in the politics of gender discrimination. Political Intersectionality is described as a categorization conflict that women of color experience particularly in racism and sexism issues. She states that women of color are often absent from any civil rights issues because anti-racism strategies are developed by men of color and anti-sexist strategies are developed by white women. This leaves women of color absent from any form of political and social justice. In terms of domestic violence, Crenshaw gives a personal anecdote of being denied domestic violence cases and statistics for women of color. She shows how this example signifies how “women of color can be erased by the strategic silences of antiracism and
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