Sexual Assault And Sexual Assaults

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Sexual assaults are a crime, and can happen to a female or a male. In this paper I’m going to share my research of what is sexual assault, what are some causes of sexual assault, and most importantly what are some ways to prevent a sexual assault.

“I felt his hands start to move down towards my shorts as if he was trying to unbutton them or pull them off. I was still crying at this point and felt so scared that I couldn 't move”
(Henneberger). This was written by a freshman in college after she had been sexually assaulted, but her words are true for many other college women across the country. Statistics say that, “every two minutes in the United States, someone is raped, and the chances of being that victim are four times greater for a female college student than for any other age group” (Burnett). Women in these cases are labeled as cheap sluts, instead of suffering victims. Myths about rape urge these types of offensive terms about women, and hide the true reality about the culture of rape in today’s society. In this paper there will be details about the frequency of rape cases that take place on college campuses, as well as the procedures and systems that are put in place to address these problems. There will be a focus on the role power has in these occurrences, including the men of power on college campuses such as fraternity guys and athletes, in addition to the administrators in change in determining the actions and punishments that are taken…

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