Persuasive Speech On Sexual Assault On College Campuses

1440 Words6 Pages
Ileana Quintero
CST 110-13

I. Attention Step
Being sexually assaulted is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone during their lifetime.

Thesis/Preview: Sexual assault is a major problem in the United States and, specifically, on college campuses. While no one thing will be able to solve this issue, I believe RAINN is an effective charity that is working well to combat sexual assault and raise awareness.
II. Need-
1. The problem: Sexual assault has become one of the forefront issues of our day. There has been an increasing rate of sexual assaults in our society and specifically on college campuses.
2. Here’s why this problem is really a problem: According to the national sexual violence resource center, one in 5 women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. The cost of rape costs more than any other crime, even drunk driving; so this is one of the most common crimes in the USA. The national sexual violence resource center also reports that it costs more annually than any other crime, including drunk driving. Rape comes out to $127 billion while murder only comes out to $71 billion, and drunk driving $61 billion.
3. Here’s how this problem impacts your life, audience: Sexual assault happens very often on campuses. It can happen to anyone sitting in this room with me here today. 1 in 4 women experience sexual assault while they are at college. Also, according to the national sexual violence resource center, one in 5 women will be sexually

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