Thursday, November 30, 2017

Generational Male Culture, Ideology & Sexual Aggression Syndrome

Generational Male Culture, Ideology
& Sexual Aggression Syndrome
by Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO, CommSmart Global Group

Do not believe that the male or for that matter, the female has suddenly become more sexually dominate in the last few years.  

It has not!

As we are seeing in the daily headlines, newscasts, and the Internet, generational sexual abuse has suddenly come to the forefront.  

Now, with a more direct means of communication, social media's reach and the instant audience are always front and center when allegations are cast.  Whether they are true or false, they make headlines and to hell with what the effects of the posting will have on the 'named individual', their family and public.

Accusatorial actions have consequences for all!  Just because it is stated by an named or un-named individual does not mean it is true, partially true or a total lie.  The accused must have their day of reckoning as well.  Silence is not a signal of truth with the matter.  There are always two or three sides to any accusations, stories or photographs.

Times have changed and this Politically Correct World is a major part of the problem!

Just what 'is' sexual misconduct?  

Am I not allowed to make a comment how great a co-worker or friend looks in a sweater?  Has 'goosing' had its day?

None of us, only the individuals concerned know what has transpired.  All the rest is conjecture, is it not?

Stepback and look at how we joke about the caveman bashing a woman over the head and dragging her into his cave.  We don't have to finish the storyline as we know what he was after!

Comedy over the years is also the record of what was and generationally accepted as something to laugh at, mock and accept as natural in our daily lives.

Yes, there is locker room banter, with men and women telling stories and jokes about sexual aggression.  We all laugh, even if we are disgusted and go along with the flow and to not be singled out as a prude.

It is stated by many learned individuals that much of what an individual is today is shaped by the culture that he or she is born in and lives through, acquiring cultural values, attitudes, and behaviors. Culture determines definitions and descriptions of normality and psychopathology. Culture plays an important role in how certain populations and societies view, perceive, and process sexual acts as well as sexual violence.

An important element in the World Health Organization (WHO) definition of sexual violence is the use of “coercion” or force and there is a high possibility that there are cultural differences with respect to what is labeled as “forced” sexual intercourse. Various cultures describe certain forms of sexual violence that are condemned and other forms that may be tolerated to a degree, the culturally legitimized forms of violence thus giving rise to a continuum with transgressive coercion at one end to tolerated coercion at the other. 

For example, in South Africa, only the rape of white women was prosecuted under an apartheid system, while sexual violence against black women was accepted as a part of life. Childhood marriages in certain parts of rural India involve marriage and sexual relationship with a girl who is not yet an adult. It, thus, amounts to sexual coercion and is considered illegal. However, the entire issue is sanctioned by personal laws defined by individuals who partake in such marriages as condoned by Khap Panchayats who decide on marriage partners in certain parts of North India. Similarly, sexual violence is considered legitimate by young men in South Africa who also believe that mental health is negatively affected by lack of sex.

Cultural aspects of sexual violence can be understood from observations and literature on interpersonal violence (IPV) in the context of sexual acts. Higher rates of sexual violence are expected to be more prevalent in cultures that encourage objectification of women, thus making them appear inferior to men. 

However, not all cases are reported to the respective authorities and as high as 67%-84% of cases of sexual violence may go unreported due to the sensitivity of the issue, thereby making it difficult to gather exact figures and a true sense of the problem. It has been postulated that the rates of unreported sexual offenses are higher in some Asian cultures where virginity is highly valued and a woman's modesty is of utmost importance that gives her family the much-required respect.

Within the evolutionary psychology framework, a higher male-female sex ratio (more men than women) gives rise to competition among males for female mates. This may lead to sexual jealousy and frustration among men contributing to sexual violence. This theoretical framework looks at sexual violence as a method used by men to ensure the sexual fidelity of their female mates.

However, this may also mean that this theory is applicable only to intrarelationship sexual violence as it refers to fidelity, which occurs within the context of a relationship. This hypothesis may, thus, not explain the rise in cases of child sexual abuse where there is no question of fidelity. It is, of course, entirely possible that this rise is likely with better and accurate reporting.

A paradoxical hypothesis by Guttentag and Secord argues that a high sex ratio with fewer women compared to men raises the value that men give to women thus reducing the chances of him resorting to intimate partner violence including sexual violence.

Within any sociocultural setting, the meaning of being a man/woman and manhood/womanhood may vary with masculine identity being associated with experiences and feelings of power. Paternalistic cultural models encourage the view that men protect women from harm, thus giving the impression that women are largely incapable of protecting themselves.

In addition to violence, the incident of sexual violence involves elements of control, power, domination, and humiliation. In order to gain power and control over their victims, perpetrators of sexual violence resort to practices such as abduction, isolation, manipulation, coercion, threats, and sexual abuse. Offenders may not necessarily find the act sexually gratifying but it is the meaning attributed to power for men that may override sexual goals in such acts. This is very well exemplified in sexual violence against children, which is fundamentally an expression of power over a child's life. Resisting the offender's attempts is unlikely especially so in the case of children since they do not always have the cognitive maturity to understand the wrongness of the act.

It has also been postulated that gender equality may increase sexual violence in the form of male backlash, with men being more commonly known to commit sexual violence across different cultures. It is also entirely possible that increased media attention may attract some individuals to perform these acts so that they gain a degree of infamy.

The latter is hard to believe but nevertheless stated by some!

Seems that this sexual aggression is all onesided, it is not, men shame men and waiting in the wings are many issues of women being aggressive, sexually to men.  Time will tell and so will others, just wait and see!


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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Des Moines, Iowa Is the Proximity Beacon Tracking/Analytics Global Ground Zero!

Des Moines, Iowa Is the Proximity Beacon Tracking/Analytics Global Ground Zero!

PRESS RELEASE – November 28th, 2017 Des Moines, IA

There is definitely an opportunity to assist in this world of more reliance on technology and real-time gathering of information, with the ability to share with our communities and CommSmart Global Group has achieved it!

Whether it be a realtor using proximity beacons to feature a home for sale, a charity reaching potential donors or subscribers, a politician up for election informing all at rallies and meetings, a transportation company reaching their passengers, a bar or restaurant reaching out to their patrons or that have just passed by, to a government or municipality that wants traffic data or foot traffic information and become a Smart City, or the local Museum, Science Center or Botanical Gardens coming to life, we have developed and competently installed these abilities and much more.

It is all about being able to capture movement digitally or broadcast as a notification a 'call for action', then to have the analytics to understand it all, that is our down-to-earth difference. 

Why?  The Smartphone, which is carried by over 82% of the population has a mass amount of information, which is publicly available without compromising privacy.

Android is the #1 Smartphone with 62% of all Smartphones, Apple has 30.1% and diminishing.  We know without any equivocation that we reach over 60% of all Smartphones, from a survey or marketing potential this is huge. 
Meaning your marketing reach to Smartphone technology has gone from zero to sixty percent!  

Oh, for as little as a monthly investment of 46 cents per device per day!

CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solution Partner, and our PROXCOMM Proximity Social Marketing Adaptable Solutions has developed and implements technology to glean and garner this data/information and enable our clients to have it at their fingertips to make those relevant decisions effectively and affordable.  Our clients include public safety, supermarkets, airports, museums, deep mining operations, all retail types and local governments.  In most cases, because of Non-Disclosure Agreements in place, we are unable to name, only discuss the usage.  Again, the privacy of our clients is vitally important to all of us.

It is one thing to know that we have solutions, it is another be on the same page as your needs and requirements.  Our over 41 years of immersing ourselves in computerization, data collection and the capability to understand what has been collected and how it can make the difference is key. 

We are a global company, this means some parts of the world who work with us are ahead of the curve and we bring all these solutions and ideas to all.
Let us unlock your requirements by conversing and not marketing. 

Listening is the 'Art of the Possible', so let us talk!

Contact Nicholas Ashton, CEO/CIO 
or Derek Keene, V.P. Marketing
CommSmart Global Group, a LexisNexis Risk Solution Partner

+1 (515) 200.7068  


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