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MOREHOUSE & RAPE

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SO WHAT you’re a Black Prestige University

rape
1 [reyp] Show IPA noun, verb, raped, rap·ing.
noun
1.
the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force or duress to have sexual intercourse.
2.
any act of sexual intercourse that is forced upon a person.
3.
statutory rape.
4.
an act of plunder, violent seizure, or abuse; despoliation; violation: the rape of the countryside.
5.
Archaic. the act of seizing and carrying off by force.
verb (used with object)
6.
to force to have sexual intercourse.
7.
to plunder (a place); despoil.
8.
to seize, take, or carry off by force.

Rape is Rape, Makes me wonder the number of young men that have been victims of rape on the Morehouse Campus and not reported. Approximately 10 percent of rape victims are male, and 1 in 33 men have been sexually assaulted. Beliefs like, “men can fight off attackers,” or “men can’t be raped’ often keep male victims from getting help or reporting the crime. A victim’s sexual orientation doesn’t matter. Without consent, it is still sexual assault. In one study, 98% of males who raped boys reported that they were heterosexual according to the 1998 article Sexual Abuse of Boys in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Statistics I use come from the resources of RAINN, the wonderful organization I am a part of and speak publicly about sexual assault, RAINN, Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network. Men in this country have been treated unfairly, ignored and resources have been close to none.

College-aged women are four times more likely to be the victim of sexual assault. More than HALF of sexual assaults go unreported. For more statistics , visit: http://rainn.org/statistics

The issue on the MOREHOUSE campus is rape, assault, education and reporting the crimes. I look forward to Morehouse to provide education and resources to their staff and students alike. I would love to increase public awareness of the mental health effects of sexual assault on victims. Make people aware of the recovery resources that RAINN and other organizations provide. We need to “TALK” and dispel common myths about sexual assault and emphasize to our audiences that sexual assault is a crime.

SOULutions to heal the SOUL
Lateresa

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