It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month; 8 Facts You Need To Know

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month–something most of us don’t like to think about or believe will ever happen to us. But, the reality is that 1 in 4 women will become victims of sexual assault or rape at some point in her life. When it comes to how we can reduce that number, here are 8 facts we all need to know:

 

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    • The Mommy Psychologist

      Hmmm…April is also Autism Awareness Month. There are posts all over the major sits today about Autism. Rightfully, so. I wrote one myself. However, it dawned on me as I read this that it is the first and only post I’ve seen the entire day written about Sexual Assault Awareness month. I’m disappointed by this. But not surprised. Thank you for mentioning this important issue as well.

      “The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself.” http://www.themommypsychologist.com

    • Coral

      Slides 7 & 8 contradict each other.

      • alexandra

        In what way?

      • Heaven

        Alexandra, Coral was referring to the slide that lists 8 ways to help protect yourself from being sexually assulted (basically, don’t leave your home… EVER! Oh, but wait… you could be raped there too. So live in a bomb shelter? Really?? Putting the respinsibility on victims for going out too late, being in that elevator with that person they didn’t know, CARRYING BAGS AND PACKAGES TO OR FROM THEIR CAR… so we can’t even go grocery shopping now?) and the slide immediately following which stated just how messed up that kind of message is.

        These messages of how women can TRY to keep themselves safe are a huge problem. It opens the door for victim blaming and teaches victims (mainly women) DON’T GET RAPED, rather than teaching potential rapists DON’T RAPE.

        The 2 slides most definitely contradicted each other.