1. Think of significant events in your family life: Has your religion influenced how you marked the occasion? How might someone from a different family/religious background have marked the occasion?
2. Look around your classroom. How are other students like you? How are they different? Do you experience more diversity in your class or in other areas of your life?
1. After reading the story of Andres and Ana (see Changing Law, “Marital Rape”), what number would you assign on the scale of 1 to 5?
2. Why are people more inclined to believe that rape has occurred when it involves a stranger, even though more rapes are committed by acquaintances/partners?
1. How do sociologists and government groups attempt to collect more accurate statistics about abuse, neglect, and rape?
2. What are some reasons why the United States has not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child?