SPEAKOUT-4-CHANGE #102

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“An estimated 25% of girls and 16% of boys experience sexual abuse before they are 18 years old.”

  • 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse;
  • Self-report studies show that 20% of adult females and 5-10% of adult males recall a childhood sexual assault or sexual abuse incident;
  • During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
  • Over the course of their lifetime, 28% of U.S. youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
  • Children are most vulnerable to CSA between the ages of 7 and 13.

#SPEAKOUT4CHANGE

 

“Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault.”

 https://www.rainn.org/about-sexual-assault

 

 

“Do Something”
“If not us, then who
If not me and you
Right now, it’s time for us to do something
If not now, then when
Will we see an end
To all this pain
It’s not enough to do nothing
It’s time for us to do something…”

We are the salt of the earth
We are a city on a hill (shine shine, shine shine)
But we’re never gonna change the world
By standing still
No ‘I’ won’t stand still
No ‘I’ won’t stand still
   No ‘I’ won’t stand still!”

 

Alarming Statistics on Rape and Incest

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“More serious crimes such as muggings, murders and sexual assault are much further down the list, but why?”

https://www.statista.com/chart/11735/the-crimes-americans-worry-about-most/

 

What do YOU worry most about?

I feel it depends GREATLY if you or someone close to you have been victims in a certain category listed above.  If I wasn’t a victim already of childhood incest and a violent rape at 16, I’m not sure how worried I’d be of “being sexually assaulted” and the effects it would have on me.  HOWEVER, the statistics are alarming:

“Every 98 seconds, another person experiences sexual assault.”

 https://www.rainn.org/about-sexual-assault

Sexual violence affects hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. While we’re making progress — the number of assaults has fallen by more than half since 1993 — even today, only 6 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison.

Fortunately, I have been able to speak out and share my story on social platforms along with the alarming statistics and horrific facts about sexual abuse and I will continue to do so.  A lot of children and women can’t find their voices, so it is up to those who CAN speak out and help make changes to create a safer, non-violent, world where female (and male) children and adults are not hunted for pleasures and heinous acts by those who seek them.

REFORM, JUSTICE and RECOVERY, and  in the AREAS of SEXUAL ASSAULT need to continue to be at the forefront of our legislature and current law enforcement.  We need stronger laws to put petaphiles and re-offenders behind bars for good!

https://www.rainn.org/articles/incest

https://optimisticwhispere.wixsite.com/thewarrior

https://www.facebook.com/rapesurvivorsovercome/

https://www.cdc.gov/features/sexualviolence/index.html

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/sexual-assault-victims/

https://www.thoughtco.com/facts-about-child-sexual-abuse-statistics-3533871

https://www.statista.com/chart/11735/the-crimes-americans-worry-about-most/

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/50-facts-rape_b_2019338.html

https://www.statista.com/statistics/191137/reported-forcible-rape-cases-in-the-usa-since-1990/

https://victimsofcrime.org/media/reporting-on-child-sexual-abuse/child-sexual-abuse-statistics

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2013/aug/15/wendy-davis/surveys-show-wide-disagreement-number-rape-related/

 

 

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