I found this on the Huffington Post today. Even one of the statistics is sobering and alarming. Taken together, they are nauseating and panic-inducing. The things that we as a society choose to ignore is criminal. When one in six women have experienced sexual assault in their life time, count off every six women you encounter, and ask yourself, which one will be or has been sexually assaulted. If that little experiment doesn’t leave you feeling angry, check your pulse because, brother, you dead.
Every 98 seconds someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. That means every single day more than 570 people experience sexual violence in this country.
Sexual violence permeates our culture, from violent rape scenes on hit TV shows to sexist dress codes that reinforce rape culture; from famous athletes telling young girls they’re “supposed to be silent,” to near-daily stories of sexual assaults on college campuses; from a former Olympic doctor accused of sexually abusing more than 100 women, to a President of The United States who has been publicly accused of sexually assaulting more than 15 women and was recorded boasting that he grabs women “by the pussy.”
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