Monday, March 6, 2017

Literature Review #2

(1)    Visual:  

(2)    Citation: Germain, Lauren J. Campus Sexual Assault: College Women Respond. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2016. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 28 Feb. 2017.

(3)    Summary: The author gives attention and a voice for twenty-six sexual assault victims and their personal experiences. Specifically, the author focuses on these college students and how they responded to the crime by dealing with their perpetrator, the universities, and backlashes from others. The author uses sexual assault statistics from colleges and also personal narratives from victims in order to gain insight on the issue. 

(4)    Author(s): The author has received a Phd in political science and has contributed to many other scholarly articles that are about sexual assault, student experiences, and social science. 

(5)    Key terms:
Empowerment- he process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.
Rape- unlawful sexual activity and usually sexual intercourse carried out forcibly or under threat of injury against the will usually of a female or with a person who is beneath a certain age or incapable of valid consent

(6)    Quotes:  
1. "In the 1980s, Mary P. Koss and her colleagues administered the Sexual Experiences Survey (SES) to thousands of university students in the Mid-west (N= 3,862) and found that 13 percent of female students had experi-enced sexual victimization and 4.6 percent of male students admitted to perpetrating acts that would be legally defined as rape" (Germain 3).
2. "Though women used labels with different levels of comfort and significance, the desire to describe experiences without using the rape or sexual assault labels was embedded in many narratives" (Germain 55).
3. "In fact, lots of women described others, most commonly peers and family members, with whom they felt they could absolutely be themselves. Yet, almost every single woman I spoke with discussed some way in which she did not act authentically in an effort to manage perceptions of herself and either keep things in her life the same or shift them in the aftermath of violence" (Germain 40). 

(7)    Value:  This material provides me an in-depth understanding of the victim's experiences and their thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are not typically expressed in other scholarly articles.  It also helps me learn about the different obstacles and hardships victims have to go through and the justifications behind their actions. 

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