Sexual violence is any sexual activity where consent has not been given!
- An American is sexually assaulted every 92 seconds.
- 8 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim 19.5% are committed by strangers.
- 39% are committed by an acquaintance.
- 33% are committed by a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend.
- 6% are committed by more than one person or the victim cannot remember.
- 5% are committed by a non-spouse relative.
Sexual violence has affected millions of people a year in the United States.
- More than one in three women and nearly one in four men have experienced sexual violence involving some sort of physical contact at some point in their lives.
- Around one in five women and one in 38 men have experienced attempted or committed rape in their lives.
The more we educate our selves and our children regarding this issue; the more we will be able to combat this problem.
We live in a very sexually casual world where people are engaging in a more relaxed environment sexually. I believe that this in itself has created more blurred line.
Women need to watch their behaviors regarding sex and they need to get strong about their boundaries. Learning how to say a hard NO instead of a soft no, is critical. Men need to honor women’s no, even if it’s a soft no. If it’s not a YES, it’s a NO. Men need to recognize when a woman is in a vulnerable state and protect her from predators not act like a predator. Asking for consent is a direct question and getting a direct answer and if a direct answer isn’t given it’s a NO!
I want to say that I know men are violated as well, so this goes both ways.
It’s so important to do your wounded work so you aren’t out there doing damage to others in the world. If someone isn’t honoring someone else’s boundaries this tells me they have inner work to do. We have a responsibility to our selves and others to not cause harm to others and ultimately to our selves. When we violate others we are violating our selves.
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