“I am tired of the silence”

I borrowed this video from my friends over at Opt4.  It shows how men rarely have to even think about the possibility of being raped.  Some of them even laughed when asked what they did to protect themselves from rape, or seemed baffled by the question.  But the women all had numerous strategies and often elaborate plans for how to avoid rape.  This shouldn’t be.  Watch it all through to see the appalling stats about rape worldwide.  One in six US women will be raped in their lives (about 17%).  But 6 out of 10 women globally will experience sexual violence.  That’s 60% folks.  Unbelievable.  And 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.  Let that number really sink in.

97%.

I agree…I am tired of the silence.  Are you?

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. themindofsisterstorm
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 23:54:54

    Yes

    Reply

  2. themindofsisterstorm
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 23:55:18

    Reblogged this on fromthemindofsisterstorm.

    Reply

  3. Aimee
    Aug 31, 2012 @ 23:58:12

    Thanks for helping to end the silence, Sister Storm, and thanks for the reblog 🙂

    Reply

  4. themindofsisterstorm
    Sep 02, 2012 @ 20:39:20

    No problem! Any time!! 🙂

    Reply

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  6. LaVagabonde
    Jun 22, 2013 @ 03:12:37

    Yes. Thank you for your posts about it.

    Reply

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