Let's Change the Subject

by purplebuffalo on Septembre 15, 2014 - 9:04pm

In 2010, there were 3,198 reports of sexual assaults processed by the Department of Defense in the American army. Out of all of those, there were only 244 convictions. By watching a documentary The Invisible War (2012) dedicated to opening our eyes towards the hidden rape culture within the U.S. military, I wondered about how many women have been raped, tried to talk about it and only ended up having even more problems. A good example would be the University of Miami football players’ incident; two football players raped a 17 year old in her dorm room and as a result they both got kicked off the football team and suspended from the University. It got news coverage all over North America, but the main thing they were talking about was about how their football career got ruined and how their future had so much potential.  No where do they speak of the girl, about how she will never be able to trust another man as she would have before, or about how her future will never see the normal face as other woman. When rape is considered wrong only because it has cost two young adults their future sports career rather than because they have tortured and traumatized a girl, you start wondering, when will we be able to live in a society where we don’t blame a girl for being raped? It’s a huge problem that happens often and it must stop.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/2-um-football-players-rape-teen-campus-cops-article-1.1858696

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2120152/ The Invisible War(2012)

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