GIRLZ 2.0 ~ STAND UP

or Sit Down, Shut Up & Learn Something


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Excerpt Chapter 17...


RAPE IS A HATE CRIME!
Some insight with a few numbers I found:

  • 300,000 females are raped every year, this is a conservative figure
  • Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted; Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, National Crime Victimization Survey, 2010-2014 (2015)
  • 54% of females who are raped never report
  • A female's chance of being raped in College is 1 in 5 and in the general population
  • Percentage of rapists who were never incarcerated 97%
  • Number of rapes reported in the military in 2016 ~ 16,500


I purposely did not lump my opinion about rape being a hate crime in with the sex chapter, because rape has NOTHING to do with sex. It is a violent crime against females, in order to humiliate and try to destroy them. Rape is used by men to show their power through violence against women. This subject matter deserves a spotlight and chapter all its own. I am shocked at the percentage of people who still do not get, this is a hate crime, a crime of violence and those who still blame the victim.

To equate rape with sex is not only ludicrous it’s insulting. It marginalizes rape as a crime and form of abuse. I remember when I was in my  20s, I was over at a friend’s house and we started talking about rape. I had stated, someone would have to kill me before they could rape me. I was absolutely dumbfounded when my friend’s mother said, and I quote, “you are so young, you don’t understand it’s over in five minutes, to say you would give up your life means you have not lived long enough to understand the difference”. I literally sat there with my mouth open. I could not believe my ears or that it had come out of a female’s mouth. What world did she live in, where she did not understand it’s not about sex, it is about abuse and violence. Most women who are murdered are also raped. Rape is a tool used to control women, to make them submissive, to humiliate them, to marginalize them, to dehumanize them, and to hurt them. Rape hurts women forever, even if you survive. Once you have been violated in such a demeaning and brutal fashion, it changes who you are. It changes how you see the world, how you see men, where you go, how you get there, how you interact with others and it changes how you feel when you’re at home.  What you do from that day forward ..
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