Description of this project:
My project is actually a video. These photos that I combined together are the songs that are being played in my video. My project is about rape. In these song lyrics there are lyrics that deal with women being rape that a lot of people didn’t know.
List of ideas:
#1 Sociological Idea: Blaming the victim
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: Blaming the victim of something bad that happened to them, basically saying that it’s their fault it happened. This happens a lot in the world, if a female is drunk, conscious, under the influence, and more, she’s always blamed for what happened to her.
In 2014, a Pennsylvania woman was blamed for her own rape. She was working at a state prison as a prison clerk and was choked unconscious and raped for 27 minutes. The lawsuit stated that it was the state and also her fault because they moved the clerk offices from a secure floor.
#2 Sociological Idea: Rape Culture
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: is a term that was coined by feminists in the United States in the 1970’s. It was designed to show the ways in which society blamed victims of sexual assault and normalized male sexual violence.
One of the songs in my video is called “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke. It’s a great example of rape culture.
In 2014, A judge sentenced only 30 days in jail to a 50-year-old man who raped a 14-year-old girl (who later committed suicide), and defended that the girl was “older than her chronological age.”
#3 Sociological Idea: Double Standard
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: – a rule or principle that is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups. In the rape term a man who is raped by an attractive woman is considered a lucky man, a woman who is raped by any man period is always the victim. Men can be raped too!
In 2015, a college male was raped by a college female. He had a girlfriend and went to a party with friends. He met another girl at the party and they instantly clicked. After the party was over they went to his dorm. He was drunk and so was she, but not as drunk as him. He blacked out and woke up with his clothes so did she. He then realized he was raped.
#4 Sociological Idea: Virgen/Puta Double Blind
Related Aspect Of The Phenomenon: If a woman does the same thing as a man she gets called a “whore” or “slut”, where as a man gets awarded for it. Even when a woman is a virgin, she gets called names. People also attend to say “she think she’s too much’. When a male is a virgin people say “Aw how cute” and he also gets awarded for it. A woman is considered a slut if she has a lot of sex and she’s considered one of how many sex partners she has. If a male has over 20 sex partners he’s basically god, but if a female has over 20 sex partners, she’s a slut or a whore.
#5 Sociological Idea: Sexual Harassment
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: “unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature.”
In 1997, a woman sued Hooters, the restaurant, stating that the managers were sexual harassing her. She also stated that one of the managers tried to force her to go home with him, and one even threatened to tie her up. Other former waitresses testified that the managers would “discipline” them by making them perform in the restaurant’s Friday Night Football bikini contest.
#6 Sociological Idea: Deniable Victimization
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: A person can hurt another person when authorities tell them to. Authorities basically tell them to tell others they “forgot”.
A woman was raped by a cop she called after a brick was thrown into her glass. She called the cop to help, not to turn into the victim! She was sent to jail because the cop stated that she assaulted him. The cop stated that he didn’t do anything, he says he barely remembers that day.
#7 Sociological Idea: Heterosexism
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: a system of attitudes, bias, and discrimination in favor of opposite-sex sexuality and relationships.
In 2016, a gay Iowa teen committed suicide after being bullied by classmates. He was only 16 years old and felt like life was too much. Just because he was gay didn’t mean he had to be bullied.
#8 Sociological Idea: Doing Gender
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: When we interact with other people, we are encouraged and, to some extent (eventually), feel compelled to ‘act like a man’ or ‘act like a woman.’ Behaving according to these ideals or failing to live up to them (depending on whether we are seen as male-bodied or female-bodied persons) is the “doing” of gender. Examples of doing gender for rape would be “men can’t be raped”.
#9 Sociological Idea: Sexuality
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: Sexuality can mean a lot of things, it is viewed as a person’s capacity for sexual feelings. Most rapist have sexual feelings they can’t control. In 2015, a wife was raped by her husband. Many people ask how this can happen, but when a woman says “NO” she means “NO”.
#10 Sociological Idea: Power
Related Aspect of The Phenomenon: A lot of rapist feel that they have so much power that they can do what they want. They don’t care who it is, where it is, or if it hurts. The rage they have for raping is like a rage a millionaire has for making money.
How did you make it?
I recorded the music from YouTube and combined them on an app on my phone named “Inshot”.
Advice to others:
Be creative when it comes to these projects. Go to his class everyday and listen to his lectures. All these sociological ideas I stated on this blog come from his lectures. Don’t think your project is not creative enough because someone did something better. Everyone is creative! Just put your mind to it.