A month since I’ve posted! Travel, job searching, and just life in general seem to have gotten in the way. But I’m back, and hopefully can provide some great insights into the slight absurdity of our modern world.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month. Many of us are familiar with the statistics–there are on average 293,066 victims of sexual assault each year in the U.S. That’s one rape every 107 seconds. And of those rapes, 68% of them go unreported. Of these victims, studies show 9 out of 10 of them are women.
In the past 20 years, the occurrence of rape has gone down in the United States. This is thanks to the hard work done to raise awareness on this issue. However, there is still a long way to go, and the trend of teaching females “prevention” will not fix this issue.
The University of West Virginia has a page on their website offering 33 tips to not get raped. Yet even females who follow the *great* advice and “avoid secluded places” and “do not give mixed messages” have experienced sexual assault.
This is one of the funnier videos out there on this topic, and offers the real solution that will help make progress on this issue: Teach boys not to rape!