A Hunting Ground: A Review Of A Documentary On Sexual Abuses Cases In College Campuses
The Hunting Ground, a documentary that highlights the horrendous rate of sexual assault on college campuses, was my choice. This film was recommended to me by my editor as it helped me understand the problem better before I began my issue analysis paper. The Hunting Ground, a beautiful and heartbreaking documentary that follows many young women as they recount their stories of sexual assault while at college. A collage of videos shows high school students opening college acceptance letters. This was done to demonstrate that excitement about getting into your dream school can be clouded by sexual assault and rape in your first year. The documentary explains how colleges don’t respond to sexual assaults on campus. The documentary tells the stories of courageous women who fought against their schools to receive the justice they deserve. It is primarily concerned with the cases of Annie E. Clarke and Andrea Pino, both of whom were raped in North Carolina-Chapel. The University failed to accurately and effectively manage the situation and didn’t offer any support or help to the young women. They filed a Title IX complaint against the University. They won their Title IX claim and were successful in bringing it to court. These two women were depicted as being women who started as victims of sexual assault and became agents for change. The Hunting Ground presents case after example of how universities have failed to respond to women who claim sexual assault. It also shows that despite their good reputation and funding, they are not looking out for sexual assault on campus. Universities don’t want their reputations damaged by the statistics.
This film is connected to economic and social justice as it highlights the problem of sexual assault and/or rape on college campuses. The perpetrators of sexual assault and rape are oppressing women all over the world, and the stigma is making it harder for them to speak out. There are five types of oppression. Many of these can be seen in the context of sexual assault. Persecutors exploit women’s bodies for their sexual pleasure to exploit survivors of sexual assault. Due to the stigma surrounding sexual violence, survivors are marginalized. These rapists are driven by power and control. The film demonstrated how these criminals are able to get away with their crimes, while survivors feel marginalized. This is a result of stigma. Victims can feel unable to speak up if they are being pushed or oppressed. Survivors are also made to feel helpless by their attackers when they are forced to do something that they did not agree to. Sexual assault can also include violence. The violence that was involved in sexual assault is a major component. It is also an economic problem because universities are always in search for capital. Future students could be turned away if there are too many sexual assaults on campus. This would lead to a loss in students and a loss in money. The statistics could change if administrators stopped focusing so much on the money side and instead focused on the students’ health.
I felt many emotions as I watched the film. Some of the stories and statistics were horrifying to me. I was shocked at the terrible events that took place in this country. Finally, I was inspired by the stories shared by these women. While I cannot imagine sharing something so personal with so many people, I could understand their desire to tell others. These women shared their experiences before, during, and afterwards. I felt strong as I watched, and I could see how the campus dealt with it. That moment made me realize that I was determined to make this campus a better place. It was obvious that this was a problem, and I had seen it before. But, the documentary was so inspiring that I knew I needed to do something.
It was a great experience that helped increase awareness and appreciation for women who have made positive changes. I gained so much information about sexual assault from the film that I did not know. I am thankful that this experience allowed me to raise my awareness of the issue. The film helped me to understand the issues surrounding the sexual assault of students at universities and colleges across the country. The seriousness of this problem was something I understood, and I will treasure the knowledge I gained. I felt immense gratitude to the girls who spoke up and for sharing their stories. This film wouldn’t have been possible without their courage. It is also important to recognize the actions of women against universities. They have shed light on the ways universities contribute to sexual assault’s negative effects. Overall, the film helped me gain a greater appreciation for sexual assault victims’ stories and gave me a better understanding. I wanted to know more about the film after I watched it. This film was the catalyst for me to write my issue essay about sexual assault at college campuses. It also helped me see what is happening on Mizzou campus.