A Controversy Analysis Argument/Public Argument Letter Written To An Important Figure Essay Samples
2563 Lincoln state
President of the Lincoln University
Hello, my name is Sharon Vanessa, and I am a student in this university pursuing Bachelor of Science in programming and statistics under the faculty of pure and applied science. I am writing about the last week incident where a woman was reported being raped after Halloween fraternity party. For many years, we have been having such problems on the sexual assault, which is still the area of security concern. The problem is from your letter, which was read at the University inter fraternity council. The letter read, “This letter will provide the university community the time to check on how to face controversial issues of sexual violence, drug abuse and the discrimination on campus”. Your message was clear. However, the problem is the direction of the leadership of the university who are setting the standard that will respond to sexual assault. From what I can check is that there is the failure because of the words that you used at the university at all women's conviction. Your words from the speech are ( "we have heard three cases on this campus the cases of young who after doing whatever they want with young men and it did not result the way they needed it to be, guess what they did? They go to the public safety and reports that they were raped). Again, he went on saying that women should not put themselves in the situation that would cause them trying to explain something that needs no explanation if they could not have put themselves in that position.
I observed that after a firestorm of objection about your remarks at all women's convocation in September, you issued an apology. And you wrote a letter to the university comrades which states “My message was planned to put emphasis on personal accountability and joint respect. I express regret for my selection of words. I did not mean to harm or upset anyone.”
Did you say personal accountability and responsibility? What about when you take personal blame for failing your students. Your words illustrate an utter lack of respect or understanding for the women who pay up to $ 12,000 to look for education at Lincoln University. The women come to the college with a hope of getting an opportunity to learn and grow in the university environs.
Women in this university are secured under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1982. It enables and ensures that all students are capable to practice their educational goals free of aggression, harassment, and antagonism. It mandates that when a college discovers about hostile surroundings, they must take instant action to remove it (Thornhill,123).
Well, President Jethro, you fashioned that hostile surroundings when you blamed women for sexual assault and showed that they frequently lie about rape. What you said was unpleasant, terrible and wrong. A woman constantly has a right to say no. It does not matter if it is late, if she is in her room, if they have been on a date or even if they have had sex before. A woman has a right to say no (Lalumiere,36). If she is enforced to have sex and she says no, it means that is a rape. In addition, a woman should say yes. If she has been consuming alcohol and cannot say yes. If she is cataleptic and cannot say yes. If she is, sick and cannot say yes. If she is being threatened or hurt and cannot say yes, and she is still forced to have sex, that is rape (Lalumiere,36).
You propose otherwise in such a civic locale and when you to take more than two months to present a half-hearted confession. Well, President Jethro, not only are your words disgracefully rude, but also, your words dishonor the legacy of our school, Lincoln University the nation’s first degree-granting historically black college. And your words weaken the legacy of Lincoln alumnus Comrades Marshall's groundbreaking career was devoted to caring, not shaming, the susceptible and seeking justice, rather than contribution excuses, for those who are rapacious.
The choice of words corrupts the legacy of Lincoln alumnus Langston Hughes, who used words to give voice to few who are hardly ever heard, and not to silence them with accusations and blame. It was a channel of allowing the rapist the powers to do what they want intentionally, and the statement shows full guarantee of support not to a young man but a rapist. And talking of silence, that was just five seconds of silence. Five seconds possibly of confusion. six seconds of contemplating when words would be spoken again. six seconds of reacting a little painful. Five seconds of perturbing about what would occur next.
According to me, I feel that the situation of rape should not be taken lightly especially in our university. We have had frequent such cases. It is making our university unsafe for the young women’s and also the reputation of the university will be degraded. Your statements were only to support the young man’s life without looking at the other side of the coin. Even a girl’s life can be ruined, because there are sexually transmitted diseases and other related diseases plus early pregnancies.
President Jethro, you mean that the ("accusations of abuse can ruin a young man’s life“) Maybe you need to think of what an “act of rape” can have effects on young woman's life. In addition, you must be held answerable for heartening survivors to be silent. For influencing them, they would not be alleged. The young women would be content with your inspection and disregard. Five seconds of stillness distorted the whole thing about this letter. What could a lifetime of silence change about a life? Sir, I believe it is high time you look at the statement you issued very well and considered rectifying your words carefully to stop the situation; your words should lie on strict penalties on any rapist. Also, make sure that you give the victims the platform to articulate their problems. With this, I think the problem will at least decrease, and the university reputation will not be degraded.
Lalumiere, Martin L. The Causes of Rape: Understanding Individual Differences in Male Propensity for Sexual Aggression. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2005. Print.
Thornhill, Randy, and Craig T. Palmer. A Natural History of Rape Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT, 2000. Print