Sunday, 2 February 2014

Fight against Sexual Assault.

" Sexual assault is an affront to our basic dependency  and humanity. And it's about all of us - the safety of those we love most : our moms, our wives , our daughters and our sons. " - President Obama spoke in his January 25th, 2014 weekly address.

When it comes to talking about sex, in most religions, sex is rather a negative connotation. Religion mentions dueteronomic codes such as, polygyny, transvestism, premarital sex, adultery, and natural emissions. Actions such as selling sex for money , pre-marital sex are all covenant codes in most religions. In Judaism, male homosexual acts, bestiality, divorce or even converts to Kohanim are forbidden. 

In 1 in 5 girls, 1 in 20 boys, are victims of sexual abuse. A self study shows that, 20% of adult females and 5-10% males say they were sexually abused. Reports, National Institute of Justice. 

Many women in the military try to commit suicide due to high rape statistics. Terri Odom, is one of the victims, where CNN reported a story on where she tried to commit suicide almost 100 times, since 1986 while serving the navy. 

" I tell people one thing. I tell my self this to. Take 10 minutes to think about it and you can talk your self out of it - - nothing happens after suicide. " Odom stated. 

The White House released statistics on sexual assault in colleges and universities. Statistics showed that, between 80 and 90 percent of campus sexual assaults happen between two people who know each other. 

President Barack Obama created a Memorandum where " The White House Task Force " created a " Protect Students from Sexual Assault Act.  Stated, The White House. 

Sexual assault comes in different types of forms and ways. Such as, rape, child sexual abuse, dating and domestic violence, partner rape, sexual harassment, stalking and much more. 

Sexual assault is unwanted sexual contact that stops short of rape or attempted rape. When a victim is raped, man or woman , one may decide to report the incident before or after saving anything that might contain the victim's DNA. 

Actions such as taking a shower or using a restroom, to combing hair might get rid of DNA. ( Evidence. ) Nearly 3. 4 million crimes have been unreported per year by the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Statistics show that, between 2006 and 2010  about 211,200 rape and sexual assaults have went unreported

By Anastasia Khramova 

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