1. Cohen, Philip. “America Is Still a Patriarchy.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 19 Nov. 2012. Web. <http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2012/11/america-is-still-a-patriarchy/265428/>.
Background: This is an article that puts forth the idea that modern-day America is in fact still a patriarchy, and it also provides statistics to back up this fact.
How I Used It: I took much from this argument to demonstrate an American patriarchy in my essay.
2. Eichelberger, Erika. “Men Defining Rape: A History.” Mother Jones. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/08/men-defining-rape-history>.
Background: This is a historical resource that gives information on the definitions of rape from various male-dominated laws and moral codes in history.
How I Used It: I used this source to support my claim that we historically have lived in a patriarchy. The argument that Eichelberger puts forth, that man have no business defining the rape of a woman, was very influential to my own argument.
3. “Frequently Asked Questions about the Change in the UCR Definition of Rape.” Fbi.gov. N.p., 11 Dec. 2013. Web. <https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/recent-program-updates/new-rape-definition-frequently-asked-questions>.
Background: This is a source from the FBI that defines the new working definition of rape in the United States.
How I Used It: I used these statistics to form the foundation of my argument.
4. Manning, Jennifer E. “Membership of the 113th Congress: A Profile.” Congressional Research Service. US Congress, 24 Nov. 2014. Web.
Background: This is a Congress-sanctioned report on various demographic statistics for the 113th Congress.
How I Used It: This was used as an illustration of the social patriarchy that we have here in America. The proportion of elected female politicians is very telling about our socio-political culture, especially when it comes to our androcentrism.
5. McKelle, Erin. “On ‘Choice’ Feminism and Internalized Misogyny: Why We Participate in Patriarchal Oppression.” Everyday Feminism. N.p., 25 July 2014. Web. <http://everydayfeminism.com/2014/07/choice-feminism-internalized-misogyny/>.
Background: This is an article from a popular “women’s issues” and news site.
How I Used It: I used this source to illustrate the connection between patriarchy and institutionalized misogyny.
6. “Sexual Assault Statistics.” One In Four USA. N.p., n.d. Web. <http://www.oneinfourusa.org/statistics.php>.
Background: This is a collection of statistics about rape and sexual assault taken from a variety of other sources.
How I Used It: The statistics presented here helped form the basis of my argument.
7. “The Conundrum of the Glass Ceiling.” The Economist. The Economist, 21 July 2005. Web. <http://www.economist.com/node/4197626>.
Background: This is an article from a popular news site that examines various statistics, especially related to women in business.
How I Used It: I used this source to make the point that women are underrepresented in the workforce.
8. Thomson-Deveaux, Amelia. “What If Most Campus Rapes Aren’t Committed By Serial Rapists?” FiveThirtyEight. N.p., 13 July 2015. Web. <http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-if-most-campus-rapes-arent-committed-by-serial-rapists/>.
Background: This is an article from a popular news site that analyzes recent studies regarding rape statistics on college campuses.
How I Used It: I used this source primarily as a factual resource, but the argument put forth by Thomson-Deveaux about how widespread a problem campus rape is was very influential to me.
9. Weiss, Suzannah. “Bustle.” Bustle. Bustle, n.d. Web. <http://www.bustle.com/articles/118139-4-statistics-that-prove-we-need-to-teach-people-about-consent>.
Background: This is an article from a news site that talks about different statistics regarding knowledge of sexual consent.
How I Used It: I used this source to support my point that consent is not “common knowledge.”
10. “Who Are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.” Who Are the Victims? | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. N.p., n.d. Web. <https://rainn.org/get-information/statistics/sexual-assault-victims>.
Background: This is an informational source put out by the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network. It shows various statistics on the demographic groups of rape victims.
How I Used It: I used these statistics to demonstrate the overwhelming majority of female rape victims.
11. Young, Cathy. “Yes, Patriarchy Is Dead; the Feminists Prove It | RealClearPolitics.” Yes, Patriarchy Is Dead; the Feminists Prove It. N.p., 23 Sept. 2013. Web. <http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/09/23/yes_patriarchy_is_dead_the_feminists_prove_it_120031.html>.
Background: This is an article published to a news site called Real Clear Politics.
How I Used It: This is a dissenting source to my point about the existence of an American patriarchy, and it is reasonably well thought out. I used it as an opportunity to address a dissenting opinion.