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No More Excuses: Dismantling Rape Culture Well rounded and practical book about rape culture.I don t know why I read this, but I do know thatpeople really need to read this. I read this because I was trying to understand the world My world against reality That s the real reason why I picked this book up without a second thought, in the teen section at my library.First of all, I am a teen It was hard at times to read through this book and understand it to its full potential But regardless, I knew I wanted and needed to read this Here are my thoughts.I grew up in a quiet environment When I first learned about rape, I heard that while rape is a crime, it is also I read this because I was trying to understand the world My world against reality That s the real reason why I picked this book up without a second thought, in the teen section at my library.First of all, I am a teen It was hard at times to read through this book and understand it to its full potential But regardless, I knew I wanted and needed to read this Here are my thoughts.I grew up in a quiet environment When I first learned about rape, I heard that while rape is a crime, it is also the victim s fault and that is why we females have to be low key as possibleI knew somewhere in the back of my mind that I did not agree with this, but I also didn t know how to express my opinion on it or ask questions which made it confusing for me.This book did a great job at clarifying rape culture.The most important thing I learned was rape myths and the main reasons why rape happens It talked about a little bit of everything concerning rape From feminism to equality and race.There were a lot of statistics, and stories throughout the book that helped me understand this and put it into words It explained each step leading towards sexual assault, the reasonings behind it and included studies for different areas It also gave me answers as to why people don t take rape seriously.I don t know if it makes me a bad person to have to understand everything from every angle, but I appreciated the reasonings because it gave me assurance.This book explored the topic from different angles The thing I appreciated most was that it urged you to take action, gave you advice and solutions I feel that with topics like this, it s important to know that you re not alone, but I haven t really heard anything about the healing process or ways that you can prevent sexual harassment in society, besides go low key So I really appreciated what it did.As someone who s young and still learning about the rape culture, this book helped me see the line drawn between what I believed everything in this book and what society has been telling me It also gave me new views into this topic.Like I mentioned before, I m a teen I don t know if it makes it okay for me to write this review because I m not adult enough to know anything yet But what I do know is that this book helped me broaden my understanding by a good amount and that it was informative.From my view, this book did a great job at dismantling rape and informing people the different aspects of sexual assault I think this is a great start if you have questions about this topic, like me and want to understand American s say that rape is as bad as murder, and yet only 3 per cent of rapists will serve time American s say that rapists are evil people, and yet in case after case, people step forward to blame the victimsNo More Excuses should be classified as one of the essential books that everyone should read It is incredibly thought provoking, with some shocking statistics It uses the story of a 16 year old girl being sexually assaulted in the back of a car by her ex and his friends after pasAmerican s say that rape is as bad as murder, and yet only 3 per cent of rapists will serve time American s say that rapists are evil people, and yet in case after case, people step forward to blame the victimsNo More Excuses should be classified as one of the essential books that everyone should read It is incredibly thought provoking, with some shocking statistics It uses the story of a 16 year old girl being sexually assaulted in the back of a car by her ex and his friends after passing out due to having too much alcohol, as an example of rape being talked about in the media It details how the young girl was accused of trying to ruin these boy s reputation, despite being sexually assaulted by them something that is all too often seen and it shouldn t be.It goes onto to talk about the popularity of Netflix Original 13 Reasons Why and the shocking sexual abuse in Hollywood by Harvey Weinstein, provoking outrage, and subsequently, the MeToo movement in America this book contains real tweets from rape survivors It also details how Pop Culture glorifies sexually aggressive behaviour as romantic gestures 4 stars, incredibly well written WHEW All right, that s done I didn t really learn anything new with this book, personally But do I think that younger readers will end up thinking a bitthoroughly about rape culture after reading this book for themselves Yes.I don t really want to touch too much on this book since it s general for me although it will cause much younger readers to think critically about society and this book covered areas I already know about with greater depth than displayed here But I will definite WHEW All right, that s done I didn t really learn anything new with this book, personally But do I think that younger readers will end up thinking a bitthoroughly about rape culture after reading this book for themselves Yes.I don t really want to touch too much on this book since it s general for me although it will cause much younger readers to think critically about society and this book covered areas I already know about with greater depth than displayed here But I will definitely comment on a few quotes from this book Broadly speaking, femininity refers to the characteristics and dress codes that people in a particular time and place give to women These may include a nurturing personality, physical softness, submissive behavior, wearing dresses and high heels, and a preference for focusing on relationships p 32, emphasis by me.CAN I JUST SAY THIS IS SO ACCURATE Lemme tell all women reading this something You do NOT need a relationship I don t know how much I need to emphasize this SO many women see relationships as so important and needed to complete themselves when it s not true If you want a relationship, that s fine, but you do NOT need one This is a problem I find with femininity and it just feels so obsessive to feel like a woman needs a relationship, and it s possessive of men to comply with that and make women feel like they need men in order to survive.Also, as an additional side comment, depending on the culture you re from, softness may not even be what men expect of you For example, as a Hispanic Latinx woman, I m expected to be an exotic, aggressive woman who cannot possibly turn down any man because I m always expected to say yes Even when I say no, I mean yes Which is a horrible bunch of stereotypes obviously , so this is something to consider when addressing ideas of femininity Stereotypes like these are some things young readers can researchinto to find out how deep rape culture infiltrates society.Next quote, I gotta give a little context first So Larry Nassar is the man a doctor who was supposedly treating his patients who raped, molested, and harassed young athletes and had over 100 people reporting him for his aggressive, violent behavior He had to listen to multiple testimonies during the trial This is what the quote says In a weeklong session of agonizing stories,than 150 women read their impact statements When Nassar protested that it was too painful for him to listen to the young women, Judge Aquilina told him, You may find it harsh that you are here listening but nothing is as harsh as what your victims endured for thousands of hours at your hands, collectively You spent thousands of hours perpetrating criminal sexual conduct on minors Spending four or five hours listening to them is significantly minor considering the hours of pleasure you had at their expense and ruining their lives p 93 94.WOW That is POWERFUL Take notes, everyone This is how you defend survivors of these horrific crimes.Now the last comment I want to make is on Chapter 7 At the end of Chapter 7, the author says we need a program that speaks about not so much consensual sex as it is about both healthy relationships and healthy sex I found out about a program that seems to address healthy sex, healthy relationships, and the right to choose whether you want to have sex or be abstinent I can t remember the name of the program any, but I heard about it in The Real talk show If I find the name again, I ll share It s age appropriate and addresses important questions kids may have about sexuality and consent I think that this book was very informative to the problems with our culture and how girls and boys are raised I believe that this book is meant for an audience a little bit younger than myself I wish Keyser would ve focused a littleon rape cases where the perpetrator was not found guilty because that is muchcommon than the cases she talked about where the perpetrator was found guilty Overall, I think this book is a great introduction into becoming aware of these problems. Though I didn t learn much new information, there were a few thought provoking statistics I didn t appreciate that it seemed written with partisan lines and the big bad conservatives harming women while the knight in shining armor liberals want to stop rape I think most reasonable politicians on both sides agree and support a position of protection and empowerment for women s safety and well being I read it with different eyes than I might previously had, as I raise my 3 year old little lady Though I didn t learn much new information, there were a few thought provoking statistics I didn t appreciate that it seemed written with partisan lines and the big bad conservatives harming women while the knight in shining armor liberals want to stop rape I think most reasonable politicians on both sides agree and support a position of protection and empowerment for women s safety and well being I read it with different eyes than I might previously had, as I raise my 3 year old little lady and 1 year old little gentleman I can now start thinking of ways I can encourage my kids away from the rape culture behaviors including preventing them from watching some unsavory shows on various media outlets that glorify this culture The young years are incredibly formative and if I can teach them respect, kindness and care for ALL people, i will consider it a beginning step in the right direction Thanks for the read Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late , the MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe In the US, someone is sexually assaulted everyseconds More than , Americans over the age of twelve are sexually assaulted each year Men are victims too One in thirty three American men will be sexually assaulted or raped in his lifetime Yet onlypercent of rapists ever serve time in jail Learn about the patriarchal constructs that support rape culture and how to dismantle them redefining healthy manhood and sexuality, believing victims, improving social and legal systems and workplace environments, evaluating media with a critical eye, and standing up to speak out Case studies provide a well rounded view of real people on all sides of the issues Journal ➠ [Epub] ➚ Longbow Girl By Linda Davies ➪ – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk the MeToo movement went viral [Read] ➲ On His Naughty List By Jessica Jarman – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe In the US ➭ Fire Colour One Read ➵ Author Jenny Valentine – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk someone is sexually assaulted everyseconds More than [PDF / Epub] ❤ Invisible Wounds ✅ Kay Douglas – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk Americans over the age of twelve are sexually assaulted each year Men are victims too One in thirty three American men will be sexually assaulted or raped in his lifetime Yet onlypercent of rapists ever serve time in jail Learn about the patriarchal constructs that support rape culture and how to dismantle them redefining healthy manhood and sexuality [KINDLE] ❆ A City Possessed By Lynley Hood – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk believing victims [Download] ✤ Her Husbands Mistake Author Sheila O& – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk improving social and legal systems and workplace environments ➵ Mr Dove Über Den Wassern Read ➼ Author Maurice Shadbolt – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk evaluating media with a critical eye ❮PDF / Epub❯ ☃ Squirmy Wormy ✐ Author Lynda Farrington Wilson – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk and standing up to speak out Case studies provide a well rounded view of real people on all sides of the issues Journal Excellent book Read it now and give a copy to every young man and woman you love. Let me start off by saying that I don t agree with a lot of the premises and conclusions that are drawn in this book, which is exactly why I read it I enjoy reading books that offer alternate perspectives or challenge certain perspectives that I may have and this book certainly does that Having said that, the book is a quick and simple read that plainly offers its points and has an appealing visual design that makes reading about such a terrible topic less dreadful. I think this should be required reading for all high school students and possibly all adults too This book made my heart beat fast and made me want to punch things it was so upsetting PLEASE read it It matters Make your high school kids read it Talk about it Make sure your sons, nephews, etc understand how they can help END rape culture Help your daughters understand that sexual violence against women is NOT the fault of the woman EVER Help your sons understand that sexual violence agai I think this should be required reading for all high school students and possibly all adults too This book made my heart beat fast and made me want to punch things it was so upsetting PLEASE read it It matters Make your high school kids read it Talk about it Make sure your sons, nephews, etc understand how they can help END rape culture Help your daughters understand that sexual violence against women is NOT the fault of the woman EVER Help your sons understand that sexual violence against them is not their fault EVER Help them see how pervasive and prevalent victim blaming is STOP victim blaming It doesn t matter what she wore, how much she drank, what she said, who she is dating there is no excuse EVER for touching a woman without her consent Can I say again that everyone should read this Thank you


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About the Author: Amber J. Keyser

Amber J Keyser writes fiction and non fiction for young adults Trained as an evolutionary biologist, she cares deeply about the intersection of art and science and the way these disciplines unlock how the world works She believes in the power of sharing our stories.