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dc.contributor.advisorRomero, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, Sidni ( )
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-28T18:01:50Z
dc.date.available2022-02-28T18:01:50Z
dc.date.issued2021-12
dc.identifier.citationMartinez, S. E. (2021). (Un)becoming: Surviving sexual violence and what remains (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/15416
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues that in social environments where rape culture is pervasive, facing rape culture induced trauma is an inescapable component of the woman’s experience. Through a content analysis of writings from survivors of sexual assault, and self-reflective poetry written by the researcher, this thesis reveals the intimate reality of surviving the consequences of rape culture. The theoretical construct of (un)becoming, outlines both the experience of living in a rape culture and surviving sexual violence. The findings of this thesis outline five common themes in the writings of sexual assault survivors. First, the survivors provide similar descriptions of the impact of sexual trauma on the self. Second, survivors commonly frame dissociation as a form of survival. Third, survivors describe similar difficulties with sex after sexual trauma. Fourth, survivors of sexual violence often suffer with feelings of hate, frustration, and misplaced anger. Finally, the fifth theme explores the healing and resilience of survivors. The concept of (un)becoming will be weaved throughout this thesis, serving as the connecting thread of the project and as a representative voice for the survivor of rape culture induced trauma. In this way, the concept of (un)becoming will guide readers through the reality of living in a rape culture and the experience of surviving sexual violence.
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dc.format.extent47 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectRape culture
dc.subjectGender studies
dc.subjectRape
dc.subjectSexism
dc.subjectSurvivorship
dc.subjectArts based research
dc.subjectPoetry
dc.title(Un)becoming: Surviving Sexual Violence and What Remains
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrickland, Anna
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
dc.description.departmentHonors College


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