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 — still today, only 5 out of every 1,000 rapists will end up in prison.
Furthermore, our men are now being publicly humiliated or fired from their current professions for something that happened 20 years ago and like it or not, the culture was much different then than it is now. We need a climate of serious investigation into all complaints.
We must do a better job at effectively educating our boys!
We have a lot of work to do to repair our culture.
We strive for balance.
Sexual violence can have psychological, emotional, and physical effects on a survivor. PTSD is common These effects aren’t always easy to deal with, but with the right help and support they can be managed. Also, new studies are showing huge promise with the use of a therapeutical MDMA drug. The FDA is expected to approve for treatment under supervised medical use by early 2021.
Recovering from sexual assault or abuse is a process, and that process looks different for everyone. It may take weeks, months, or years: there’s no timetable for healing. Here, you will find resources to help you navigate the process. We are currently working on ways to provide one on one consultations, so stay tuned!
We are changing the way people think about and respond to sexual violence. As a member of the RAINN Speakers Bureau, I participate in opportunities to share stories and educate the public through speaking events and media
You can take an active role in increasing your safety or the safety of those you care about. While there's no way to eliminate the chance that something may happen, there are strategies that may reduce your risk and give you the confidence to step in to prevent a sexual assault. The truth is, the majority of sexual abuse (96%) comes from people we know. People we trust. Rape is often thought of as If some scary man jumps out from behind the bushes and over powers you with a knife, throws you in a van and off with you he goes. This is a false worldwide perception. Did you know that very often times the rapist himself didn’t realize that what had happened was rape.
It’s true. A very alarming truth.
More education around consensual sex is urgent.
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AND WE WON’T STAY QUIET.
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We, as advocates and survivors will use our collective voices to forge a community of support and healing.
Sexual violence must end and we #WontStayQuiet until it does.
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