Monday, April 25, 2011

30DC - Day 21

Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.

 "683,000 forcible rapes occur every year, which equals 56,916 per month, 1,871 per day, 78 per hour, and 1.3 per minute."
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This is more than appropriate timing, seeing as April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Teal is the color of the awareness ribbon for sexual violence awareness.
I am a survivor. I was sexually abused from the age of 3 to 11 by a trusted family friend. I was raped at the age of 18 by someone I knew and trusted. If you think rapists and child molesters are strangers, you are dead wrong. The fact is that 2/3 of assaults are by committed by someone the victim knows. Here is some more info courtesy of RAINN. 

Victims Statistics Frequency of Sexual Assault Statistics
Reporting Statistics
Rapists Statistics

1 comment:

  1. These statistics are horrifying. Even if they chose the more extreme side of their standard deviation, rather then the mean, the low side would still be horrifying. It is said that the first crime known to man was murder. The first crime against a woman was rape. The first brick in the foundation of Patriarchy.