Rape And Sexual Assault : The White House

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For my second resource I picked “Rape and Sexual Assault: A renewed call to action”, from the website The White House, a report prepared by the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Office of the Vice President, analyzes the most recent data the government have about rape and sexual assault on not only women but men as well. The report was created to “identify those most at risk of being victims of these crimes, examines the cost of the violence (both to survivors and our communities), and describe the response, too often inadequate, of the criminal justice system.” (The White House 5) First, the authors of the report are presenting some statistic of how many women and men, girls and boys, are victims of sexual assaults. The…show more content…
And last, the report presents ways to “redoubling the work” already being done to fight against the sexual assaults. In this last part, the authors focused mainly on continuing the fight on university campuses, increasing the arrests and conviction rates, and trying to encourage everyone to help fight these vicious crimes. It is somewhat relief that even the Vice President of the United States is recognizing the problem we have in the nation and is trying to do everything possible in his hands to help the whole nation fight against the sexual assaults. We need to take the fight on every possible front, as it is something that is affecting everyone, if not directly, then definitely indirectly. With this report I am trying to show that rape is something that happens to everyone, everywhere in the world. With my first article, which was based on stats from England and Wales, now with this one I can show that it is a big deal in the United States as well. It does makes me happy that someone on higher level in the Government as the Vice President, took time away from his normal duties, to collect and create this report, to provide us with resources and ways to fight these crimes. This shows that someone does care, even though we don’t see dramatic changes, it is still light in the darkness. It is horrific to read these statistics: some 12% of high school girls report having been forced to have sexual intercourse. And up to 38% of runaway teens say that sexual
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