April is “Sexual Assault Awareness” Month

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the one month Bill Cosby is unaware of. Sexual assault–which ranges from verbal sexual harassment to rape, is a serious problem plaguing all ages, but it especially affects students on college campuses.

President Obama launched the It’s on Us campaign in Sept, 2014 to end sexual assault on campus, and said that “an estimated one in five women has been sexually assaulted during her college years. Of those assaults,” he noted, “only 12 % are reported. To work so hard to make it through the college gates to be assaulted is an affront to our basic humanity.”

The campaign says its on us–all of us, to stop sexual assault. Here are a few tips on what you can do to be a part of the solution:

1. Talk to your friends honestly and openly about sexual assault.

2. Don’t just be a bystander–if you see something, intervene in any way you can.

3. Trust your gut. If something looks like it might be a bad situation, it probably is.

4. Be direct. Ask someone who looks like they may need help if they’re okay.

5. Get someone to help if you see something–enlist a friend, RA, bartender, or host to help step in.

6. Keep an eye on someone who has had too much to drink.

7. If you see someone who is too intoxicated to consent, enlist their friends to help leave them safely.

8. Recognize the potential danger of someone who talks about planning to target another person at a party.

9. Be aware if someone is deliberately trying to intoxicate, isolate, or corner someone else.

10. Get in the way by creating a distraction, drawing attention to the situation, or separating them.

11. Understand that if someone does not or cannot consent to sex, it’s rape.

12. Never blame the victim.


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