The Prevalence Of Sexual Assault Against Women On Campus

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If you are the parent of a current or soon to be, female college student, then you need to listen up. The University experience is supposed to be about growth and development but it’s also a place where an alarming number of female students will become victims of a sexual assault on campus.

A US Justice Department report titled “The Sexual Victimization of College Students” found that over 20 percent of college women are the victim of rape or attempted rape each year in the United States. The likelihood that a female college student will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape is 1 in 20.

Many assume that sexual assaults are crimes of opportunity committed by strangers, but this is an incorrect assumption. The Justice Department report titled “Sexual Assault on Campus: What Colleges and Universities Are Doing About It” found that over 80% of sexual assaults at colleges are perpetrated by someone known to the victim, not strangers.

Freshmen and sophomore women face a much higher prevalence of sexual assault then upperclassmen. In fact, an article titled “An Examination of Sexual Violence Against College Women” reports that of the college females reporting sexual assault over 80% occurred as underclassmen.

Young women living in a Sorority House are three times more likely to be a sex assault victim then their peers living off campus. Females living on-campus were at a higher risk, nearly two times that of those who live off-campus. This is according to a report published in the “Journal of Studies on Alcohol”.

Sadly less than 5 percent of attempted or completed rapes are reported. This is according to the DOJ report “The Sexual Victimization of College Women”. Many victims likely feel it was their fault. Others may feel no one will believe them. Still others, fear retaliation from the assailant.

Truth is, sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes in America. If a sexual act was not consensual, meaning that the victim did not consent or have the capacity to consent, then sexual assault or rape occurred. The only way to reduce the prevalence of these horrific crimes is through awareness and education. It starts with you and me.

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Female Assaults On College Campuses

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Here is another story about Assaults On Women specifically in Missouri where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has led a national push to scrutinize rape and sexual assaults of women on college campuses.

“There are young women that are victimized every day, every hour, at a college campus somewhere,” McCaskill told the News-Leader on Thursday. “Too often young women second-guess themselves. ‘I should not have been drinking. I should not have been in his room. I did not know him well enough.’

“They do that instead of taking a clear look and realizing that they have a been a victim of a felony,” McCaskill said. “You do not have to have perfect judgment to be a victim of a crime.”

McCaskill previously had focused her efforts on helping women sexually assaulted in the military.

One of the main differences between colleges and the military is that the military has a rigid chain of command, which in some ways makes addressing the problem simpler. Higher education has no such line of authority.

There are other differences as well but the main similarity is women on college campuses — like women in the military — live in small, closed communities where word travels fast. This makes some students reluctant to report.

Administrators too often do not support women who report they were sexually assaulted on campus. She mentioned high-profile examples at the University of Montana and Notre Dame University. The schools fear that such publicity hurts their image and their student recruitment, she said.

Colleges administrators have been openly hostile, she said, when female students allege rape and sexual assault.

Nearly one in five women in college are victims of attempted or actual sexual assault in their undergraduate careers, according to McCaskill’s office.

A report from the National Institute of Justice states that college women are at higher risk for sexual assault than their non-college peers.

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Sex Assault On The Rise At Academies

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A story recently said that sex assault reports have increased 50% over the previous academic year at the Air Force Academy which is the highest number of sex assault reports of all military academies with most sexual assaults never getting reported.

They are supposed to have higher standards than other Universities, but why should their students be any different from others in that age bracket? It’s a simple fact that it is so prevalent among college-age ‘kids’ that they are no different.

What is surprising to me is that it has been swept under the carpet, so to speak, for so many years and only now is it starting to get some publicity.

Why are so few cases reported? The common thinking is that the victims are not believed and that reporting a sexual assault against a fellow cadet can ruin, not only his career, but his life. In the general population it results in a far less stigmatic punishment, if any at all.

It should be pointed out that all the other service academies have similar problems with sexual assault and the reporting of same. It just seems the Air Force Academy leads the pack.

It is common knowledge among cadets that self-defense products are prohibited on campus. So in a sense, female cadets are defenseless when it comes to their personal safety and personal security aside from the classes in self-defense that they may take.

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College Sexual Assault-Focus On Rapist Not Victims

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“Parents, schools, and sexual assault prevention experts can help bring down the number of those incidents by telling young women to stop drinking so much. As a woman who once went to a party and ended up being raped—though that’s not my preferred grammatical structure I’d use to describe what happened—I’m also invested in preventing these types of assaults. But Yoffe’s approach strikes me as myopic.

The rest of the story is HERE.

Rape is a societal problem, not a self-help issue. Parents can tell their own daughters not to get drunk, but even if those women follow instructions, it won’t keep other people’s daughters safe. It will just force campus rapists who rely on alcohol to execute their crimes to find other targets.

As Yoffe notes, the research of David Lisak suggests that most rapes are committed by a small group of predators who claim a large number of victims. We can prevent the most rapes on campus by putting our efforts toward finding and punishing those perpetrators, not by warning their huge number of potential victims to skip out on parties.”

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Young Women Learn Basic Self-Defense Skills

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This summer has seen a spate of attacks on women in Boston. In June, two young women were attacked around Mission Hill. Both managed to fight off their knife-wielding assailant. In July, in South Boston, three young women were attacked and beaten within a 19-hour period. One of them, Amy Lord, was kidnapped and killed.

When confronted by violence, how do women fight back? One program teaches self-defense through empowerment.

The Madison Park Development Corp. in Roxbury is offering an intensive self-defense course. Monique Blocker works for the housing development as a “VIP” — a violence intervention/prevention youth leader — and brought the classes to Roxbury.

You can read the whole story HERE.

Girls’ LEAP classes are now taught in the Cambridge Public Schools. The program has also expanded, through community partners, into other communities, including Boston, where it says those at highest risk for sexual assault are girls aged 10 to 14. Ballantyne said the curriculum is tailored with that in mind.

The class includes exercises using new skills, such as “the wrist breakaway” — how to get away when someone grabs you. It also reinforces life lessons, like walk with confidence.

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Self-Defense Tips For Women-Part One- Safety Tip Of The Week

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It is well established fact that women are the targets of violence in nine out 10 cases-everything from assaults, rapes, domestic violence. Even in home invasions, women are the preferred targets.

So it makes sense for women to be more aware of that fact so they can learn how to defend themselves a little bit better. Here are some self-defense tips for women that may end up saving their lives. But guys, you should take a look at these too and pass them along to all the women in your life.

There a lot of tips to share so we split them up into several parts. Here is part one.

Develop a plan to improve your self-defense. That includes dry runs on what you will do in case of an emergency.

Walk with a sense of self-confidence. Of course back it up with some self-defense training. Having a sense of self-confidence shows through.

Use restraint and common sense. Don’t get baited into a fight. It takes two to tango. It’s easier to walk away with your head on.

Keep to well-lit areas and go with a friend. Avoid dangerous parts of town like the plague.

Once you learn self-defense skills, practice them until they become second nature. They will last you a lifetime but only if you practice them.

Develop a sense of awareness. Be aware of where you are and who is around you.

Never act like an easy target. Don’t look like a victim. Someone who is walking with her head down or talking on a cell phone makes for easy pickings for the bad guys.

Never hitchhike. Walk, take a taxi, use a bus but never hitchhike.

Don’t be paranoid. Just beware and aware that there are threats around you.

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Sexual Assaults Awareness And Causes

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Here are two articles about sexual assault. The first one is from the University of North Carolina, where students are trying to raise awareness about sexual assault

On April 11, the University of North Carolina Wilmington organized its first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. More than 400 students participated in the event to spread awareness about domestic and gender violence as well as sexual assault.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

The more educated younger generations are about domestic and sexual violence, the less likely they are to undertake violent acts.

In the second story, it is postulated that violence in adult starts in a very early age which the exposure to high rates of violence for kids in their everyday lives.

Children in the United States are exposed to a high rate of violence in their everyday lives, according to a new national survey.
The survey found that children wander through a world of violence that runs the gamut from school bullying and playground assault to sexual abuse and domestic violence.

You can read the whole story HERE.

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Sexual Assaults In Boston

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This is a story about three sexual assaults that occurred within a short period of time in the Beacon Hill area of Boston.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

Boston police are investigating three reported attacks on women in the Beacon Hill area.

Investigators say the similarities in the cases lead them to believe they may be connected. In each case, the victims were approached from behind and in two instances the victims were assaulted while they were trying to enter their homes.

As of this blog posting, the three incidents are still being investigated.

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Sexual Violence On Campus Prevention Week

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Here is an article about what the University of Oregon students on campus are doing for sexual violence awareness month and a big event called take back the night.

You can read the whole story HERE

Through various events on campus, panel discussion and community events, a variety of student organizations are all contributing to spread awareness on campus during this prevention week. They are committed to ending sexual violence on campus.

One of the best ways that young women on campus can prevent rape or sexual assault is with a pepper spray. Even a cheap pepper spray can disable an assailant for as much is 30 to 45 minutes allowing you time to get away and seek help. Whatcha waiting for?

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Campus Sexual Assault

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This is a story about a sexual assault that occurred at Maple Woods community college near Kansas City. A student was walking along a road towards her car that was in a parking lot. Someone gave her a ride that she did not know and sexually assaulted her. This took place at 2 PM in broad daylight.

You can read the whole story HERE.

I question the young lady’s wisdom of accepting a ride from a stranger but that’s for another discussion on another day.

The best way to defend yourself against any kind of assault anywhere is with a self-defense product such as a stun gun or a pepper spray. We always recommend pepper sprays that are on keychains because that way it is with you all the time. The Mace Triple Action Spray as shown here has pepper, tear gas and a UV marking dye.

All she had to do was reach into her purse to grab her pepper spray. A pepper spray disables an assailant long enough for you to get away and seek help. It seems so simple-why don’t more women carry self-defense products?

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Domestic Violence Tools-One Way To Defend Yourself

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Here’s a story that was in the “Diamondback” the University of Maryland student newspaper recently that points out that with all the crime in the area it’s hard for officers to be prepared for any and all situations and that one that is often forgotten is domestic violence. It points out that domestic violence is one of the most underreported crimes with one in every four women experiencing it in her lifetime. The University is one of the few places to have their police officers go through training to help them protect victims of domestic violence.

You can read the rest of the story HERE.

One Way To Defend Yourself

We have always maintained that one of the best ways that you can defend against a domestic violence assault was with some kind of a self-defense product. Something that is on a keychain we have found works best. Something like one of our Keychain Pepper Sprays or the smack stun gun that’s on a keychain.

Women need to know that they have a right to defend themselves especially in a domestic violence situation. They often forget that unfortunately.

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Clery Act Exposes College Crime

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Here is a story about a law that was passed requiring universities to report crime on campus for the latest three years. This law helps shed light on a here-to-fore hidden subject-campus crime.

You can get the rest of the details HERE.

“The law, also called the Clery Act, is named after a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and killed in her residence hall in 1986. Lehigh is in Bethlehem, Pa.
Schools must also issue timely warnings on any crime that presents an ongoing threat to the safety of students or employees, according to the U.S. Department of Education.”
The University of Pennsylvania did not report Jerry Sandusky’s violation. If they had think of what the consequences might have been?

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Local Agencies Aim to Stop Domestic Violence

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The police chief in Marshalltown, Iowa has started a new program called “Not In our Town” to shine awareness on and help stop domestic violence in his city. He said the city spends enormous resources responding to domestic violence calls and considers it a growing problem. He also said that the Police Department cannot do it by itself and needs the help of citizens

You can read the whole story HERE.

The article went on to say “As a community, he said, we must stop avoiding the problem. Blaming the victims of domestic abuse as somehow being the cause of that abuse needs to stop. And haulting that behavior starts by raising the bar and becoming intolerant to such mentality.

Historically one of the best things you can do to prevent domestic violence is to use a self-defense products such as a pepper spray. Then depending on your situation have an escape plan ready to implement.

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IU Student Assaulted In Dorm Parking Lot-How You Can Avoid Similar Assaults

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This is a story about a student at Indiana University in Bloomington who was sexually assaulted at knife point in a dormitory parking lot. Campus police made the comment that very few sexual assaults happen with complete strangers. They point out that almost all sexual assaults happen between people who know each other. What they didn’t point out is that most assaults and college campuses never get reported.

You can read the whole story HERE.

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Using Pepper Spray To Keep You And Your Family Safe

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Here is a story by a reporter from a television station in Alabama. It was originally about the student who got assaulted near campus.

You can read the whole story HERE.

The story goes on “That brings us to the question of how would you protect yourself if you ever needed it? Self protection can include a variety of self defense tools and a popular method seems to be pepper spray.
“It’s bad,” said Lt. Damian Williams of the Madison police department. “It’s very uncomfortable; the pain is really intense.”

Williams had to be pepper sprayed as part of his training.

“During the time that you are exposed and feeling the effects of it, it’s pretty uncomfortable,” he said. Taking a direct hit in the face can keep an attacker down for nearly 30 minutes.  Athens resident, Jennifer Duncan, always keeps her spray by her side.

“I would unload it on anybody who tried to come in and break into the house that isn’t wanted here,” she said.
Duncan has had her can of pepper spray for nearly a year. She said she prefers the spray over any other form of self defense.

“Pepper spray is more effective,” she said. “You have to get too close with a taser and I can be 20 feet away and spray you.”

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