Mentor: Dr. John Kennedy
Do laws in the People’s Republic of China protect the rights and interests of women adequately? If the laws do address the interests of women, then how does the patriarchal culture play a role in the prosecution of rapists and sexual assaulters? Concerns include: underreporting, lack of enforcement, and a corrupt system that upholds the “asking for it” mentality towards survivors. My research investigates the laws, courts, and culture of China that prevent survivors from getting the justice they deserve.