Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jamie Kilstein vs Joe Rogan

The events that transpired between Joe Rogan & Jamie Kilstein ... in addition to Tosh, Todd Akin & Paul Ryan made me wonder how so few men are aware of the rape stats.

Women talk to me about their assaults all the time. But maybe we aren't sharing with enough men. Perhaps we need a National Rape Survivors Coming Out Day so we can put a face on this.

We need to report this to our partners
, friends & families even if we never reported it to the police. Then they WILL know. I can't blame men for not believing the stats if they don't have faces to these numbers. Because when I hear 1 in 4 women are raped, I KNOW it's true. And so do most women.

I know it's painful, just like coming out is painful. But gay people put a face on their issues with THEIR faces. So should we.

2 comments:

SHANE said...

You go girl! ...*sorry :p

Matthew said...

The last I heard, something like 1 in 4 women is sexually abused or assaulted in the USA. Based on the conversations I've had with friends I think that's an overly optimistic estimate thanks to under-reporting of sexual assault.

I have a four year old son, and one of the things I'm teaching him is how to respect the personal space and bodies of others. "No means no," even when it's a four year old refusing a hug from a parent.