Essay about The Assault Of College Campuses

1617 Words Aug 12th, 2016 null Page
"You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today” (Osborne 2016). This was the chilling statement which echoed the silenced voices of those who have been sexually assaulted on college campuses. This specific quote is from Emily Doe, the Stanford Rape Survivor who was assaulted earlier this year. Emily was able to speak out not only for herself but for the others who were unable to speak out. One in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college and more than 90% of these sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault (National Sexual Violence Resource Center). Was it the dress, the alcohol, the flirting or something the person did? No, it is not the survivors fault, rapists cause rapes. There is hope though, through Title IX implementation, public awareness and education/prevention programs are key ways to stopping sexual assault.
Sexual assault on college campuses is an escalating issue. “2.8% experienced either a completed rape (1.7%) or an attempted rape (1.1%) during the six-month period in which the study was conducted. Of victims, 22.8% were victims of multiple rapes. If this data is calculated for a calendar year period, nearly 5% of college women are victimized during any given calendar year” (National Sexual Violence Resource Center). But women are not the only ones who can be sexually assaulted. “The lifetime prevalence of sexual violence other…

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