USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

First Advisor

Vikki T. Gaskin-Butler, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor, Arts and Sciences

Second Advisor

Linda LaPointe, M.A. Adjunct Professor, College of Arts and Sciences

Third Advisor

Patricia Pettijohns, M.l.I.S. Librarian, Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

Publisher

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Document Type

Thesis

Language

en_US

Date Available

April 2012

Publication Date

2008

Date Issued

April 2008

Abstract

Every two minutes in America, someone is sexually abused. It affects me just because it happens so often. I remember when I was living in Haiti, sexual abuse seemed to be epidemic. I knew many perpetrators; however, they were not incarcerated. The abuse was kept a secret, and the laws that were designed to protect the rights of sexual abuse victims, especially girls or women, were not enforced. Some women in my country use voodoo as a form of revenge; others just talk about it, but do not look for justice or do they take action in order to prevent it. Most people, however, choose to keep it a secret.

Comments

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Honors Program, University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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