FC: Sexual Abuse | Silence is the enemy --- Fard Johnmar --- June 2, 2009 -- healthcarevox.com
1: Sexual assault is a common problem we run into on college campuses and in homes of young children. Sexual assault is any type of sexual interaction that a person does not agree to such as; rape, touching or forcing someone to touch you. Studies show that a lot of the times in sexual assault alcohol and other drugs have been a factor in it. Agreeing to have sexual interactions with someone while under the influence is not acceptable. Their ability to make decisions are impaired therefore resulting in rape. | Sexual Assault Date Unknown KG-Photography Corbis.com
2: Woman Fending off Man Date Unknown Photograph by: Bernd Vogel Corbis.com
3: According to a study done by the U.S. Centers for DIsease Control, out of 5,000 students: 20% of women were forces into intercourse against their will. In the year 2000, 246,000 women survived rape and sexual assault. This computes to 28 women every hour. 3% of college men report surviving rape or attempted rape as a child or adult. Between 62% and 84% of survivors knew their attacker. 75% of the men and 55% of the women involved in acquaintance rapes were drinking or taking drugs just before the attack.
4: Sexual assault in the military is another issue that is often times looked over or few people know about. I recently saw a documentary over the assaults in the military. Very few things are being done about it and no treatment is typically provided. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs defines military sexual trauma as sexual harassment that is threatening or physical assault of a sexual nature. These traumas occur when a person is in the military. The location, the genders of the people involved, and their relationship do not matter. 23 out of 100 women reported sexual assault when in the military. 55 out of 100 women and 38 out of 100 men have experienced sexual harassment when in the military.
5: Violence Against Women February 14, 2013 Alex Milan Tracey Corbis.com
6: Slutwalk London September 22, 2012 Mike Kemp Corbis.com | Steps to get help: Call 911 Call Hope line (800) 656- HOPE Save any evidence including not washing clothing, hair, or body. Go to the ER ASAP.
7: Rape As War Crime April 15, 2008 Lynsey Addario/VII Corbis.Com | I relate with the functionalist perspective on this topic. From this perspective, it analyzes how sexual assault and abuse emerges from the community around us. We cannot play the blame game when it comes to sexual assault. The many different factors that lead to sexual assault are simply avoidable. We need to focus more on putting ourselves in situations that could result in rape or assault.
8: Although some situations are unavoidable, there are many different approaches to avoid sexual assault. We need to inform men and women that their voice can and will be heard. Silence won't change their problems nor help others. Another way we can avoid this growing problem from continuing is monitor your drinking. Going out and have a couple drinks seems fair until you wake up and have been raped. We need to pay close attention to the people we surround ourselves with and make sure those people are trustworthy, if you are going to be drinking. Ultimately, the best thing to remember is avoid thinking it will not happen to you. People who believe that typically seem to be the most vulnerable to assault.
9: Re CC | Courtney Dial Sexual Assault April 8,2013 Resources: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Rape Fact Sheet. Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Rennison, C. M. "National Crime Victimization Survey, Criminal Victimization 2001: Changes from 2000-2001 with Trends 1993-2001," Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, NCJ 187007, 2002. Tjaden, P., and N. Thoennes. "Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey," 2-5, Research in Brief, Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, 1998.