Thursday, July 5, 2012
We Can End Sexual Violence
1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will be victims of sexual violence in their lifetime. These statistics astound me, as I question my society and am enraged by our culture. It is a culture that allows sexual violence to happen. It is a culture infused with negative ideas about sexuality. It is a culture of hate.
I want our society to wake up and acknowledge the problem that is happening. The tragedies that take place right before our eyes. For it is unjust to suggest that this is random, that it is out of our control. In fact, we have the power to end sexual violence. We have the power to stand up, speak out and use our voices. We can create social change and rise together, we can be strong. We can be advocates.