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When it comes to violence, there are many questions asked. But one that is never fully questioned is why men are the ones committing most of these acts.

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In the article “If The Supreme Court Says Racism Is Pretty Much Over, Why Are So Many People Still Being So Racist?’ from the Huffington Post in April 29th 2014, authors Nick Wing and Shadee Ashtar discuss how racism is still very much present today even if people like to say that it is not. In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court voted to remove an important part of the Voting Rights Act that was made to prevent discrimination. The vote was split 5-4, the 5 being in favor of removing that part of the Voting Rights Act.

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As a woman I have been subjected to cat calls, inappropriate comments and the occasional groping; which at least one happens on a daily basis. Now the big question is ‘Why is this okay?’ or better yet ‘Why do men believe their entitled to treat women as objects of THEIR desire?’  In the media today, all we see in advertisements are women being objectified to sell products, being eye candy in the film industry, or simply the beauty pageant industry.

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Our society, has made a huge impact on young girls lives. Girls are constantly reminded on the way they should act and dress. In addition to this, they are encouraged to a great extent to apply makeup. Girls were taught from the start to act like a lady and to stay quiet while on the other hand, boys were not. They were expected to be aggressive and to express their opinion. The media has promoted women to wear makeup and to cover up their scars. Sadly, they are taught at a young age that the way they look is such an important part of their life.

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