Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts
Committee Member/Second Reader
Committee Member/Third Reader
To fully understand the severity of sexual violence and its pervasiveness in America, I will present statistics of rape and sexual assault, as well as available legal court statistics of justice and punishment for offenders (or a lack thereof). However, there must be an acknowledgment of the disparity in information and representation pertaining to indigenous, LGBT+, immigrant, and minor communities. Note that these statistics do not speak to the complete pervasiveness of rape and sexual assault in the United States, given the negligent protection and lack of belief in victims, which results in victim silencing and a lack of reporting.
sexual violence, memoir, testimony, witnessing, trauma
Comer, A. (2022). #MeToo: The Literary and Social Impact of Sexual Violence Narratives. English Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/engluht/13
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