Table of contents:Imagery: Social injustice
1st imagery argument:There is an issue with the violence against women already but being native women seem to have more of an issue than most. The study, part of NIJ's research program on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women, looked at how prevalent psychological aggression and physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and sexual violence were among American Indian and Alaska Native women and men. It also examined the perpetrators' race and the impact of the violence. For some unknown reason being other than white puts a “target” on you for many different things. This issue is something that needs attention, the numbers of native women being assaulted in all kinds of ways is raising. Natives have always been taken advantage of in more ways than one and it needs to stop, People are starting to rise up and protest but are overlooked.
poetic argument:Poetic Argument
I couldn’t find a poem for the opposing side. This poem By Ebony Delaney Has a strong message within it. It tells in on the struggle of being not only native but women as well. This poem tells how we try to overcome this issue but it’s as if nothing has changed but yet we have made progress clearly not enough to make a difference though. This poem has emotion of the people going through something like this. I have never seen this poem before but now that i have i love it To me it speaks although some may not be able to hear what it’s really saying.
poetic argument pt 2:Poetic Argument Pt. 2
Choose your words like chess pieces, burn your hopes like cedar. pull that smoke over you like a blanket, put a cigarette out on you cause I can Pray that someone hears you. Hold tight to the last thing anyone could take from you: clutch it and pretend it's still there even after it’s gone. To doctors without clues, for say nothing neighbors, do nothing attorneys and quiet parents with no memories. Courage building like a tsunami, bending but not breaking she will rise above your shallow ruins like the moon in all her fullness; free and beautiful, so luminous. You wanted to bury her with you in a graveyard of lies. You are hollow and aimless but she carries life hidden within. Tell me you have daughters, tell me you dont want this for them, tell me you wont joke about this with your friends, tell me you wont forget we talked, tell me you will do something, do something.
primary solution:Primary Solution
There will never be a solution to the issues on violence against native women or any for that matter, there will always be those people out there that are just completely something else that leads them to do the things they do, we make take steps in trying to decrease the number of assaults happening but it will never be gone. This will forever be an issue.
video support:Video support
Find a TED talk (or a youtube video) that supports your argument of your injustice. Quote 3 things the speaker said about your subject matter, and tell me how it supports your argument as well as 3 things the speaker said that can be used to support an argument against your topic.
“1 in 3 native women will be raped at least once in their life. With a 3 to 12 times higher probability of enduring sexually violent crimes.”
“Not only a persistent rape but a 20% higher rate of associated brutality resides.”
“3 times more likely to be battered or murdered with a blunt object gun or knife.”
childrens stoty:Children’s story
American Indian women living on Indian reservations experience unique challenges that intensify the epidemic of violence against them.
Accurate statistical data quantifying incidences of violence against women on reservations, or “Indian country”, is in small quantity.
Comprehensive data on violence against women under tribal jurisdiction does not exist since no federal or Indian agency nor organization systematically collects this information .
Data on crime in Indian country is also lacking. This is partially due to the underreporting of crimes to tribal authorities and partly due to underreporting to the federal authorities.
While a comprehensive survey of the devastation caused by violence against American Indian women remains elusive, the glimpse that emerges from existing data collection is grim.
The scope of this data collection examines violence committed against American Indian women and issues around the effectiveness of the local, state and federal responses.
Futures Without Violence is committed to using terminology that respects and honors the individuals to whom this research is concerned.
Currently, there are over 560 federally recognized American Indian and Alaskan Native Indian tribes in the U.S. While no single term is universally accepted by all indigenous peoples in the U.S., the terms “American Indian, Alaskan Native, Indigenous, and Native American,”
are used for data reporting purposes only, and appear in the form the terminology was originally published. It is not meant to minimize, exclude or generalize the individuals involved nor endorse one form of terminology over the other.
authors note:Author’s Note
These assignments have not changed my view on the topic i chose and i doubt anything will. This is an issue that needs to be handled, although it will never be completely gone but we need to take action and try to help those in need of it.