Help Fight Domestic Violence

The Warriors in Action March last semester was meant to raise awareness of domestic violence. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
The Warriors in Action March last semester was meant to raise awareness of domestic violence. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer
The Warriors in Action March last semester was meant to raise awareness of domestic violence. Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

The Warriors in Action March last semester was meant to raise awareness of domestic violence.
Photo Credit / Kathleen Kraemer

By Richard MacTough
Staff Writer

According to ncadv.org, one in three women and one in four men have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime.

There is a stigma that nobody believes the victim’s story.

A domestic hotline can help through the process.

Friends and Family are willing to listen more than the victim thinks, the national hotline is also available at 1-800-799-7233.

You can also find more information on the hotline.org.

According to nydailynews.com, months ago, The former Alaska Governor, Sarah Palin blamed the President of the United States for her son Track being in jail.

He allegedly punched his girlfriend in the eye, leaving bruises and kicking her in the leg.

During a rally to endorse Trump, Sarah Palin blamed Barack Obama for what happened, claiming it was linked to her son’s Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This is an example of victim blaming. One in five women in the United States will be raped in their in lifetime. The rape culture has a huge impact on making men think, “women are asking for it.” What exactly is a rape culture? According to BuzzFeed, “rape culture” is a culture in which sexual violence is considered the norm — in which people are never taught not to rape, but are taught not to be raped. The term was first used by feminists in the 1970s.

According to Dailymail.co.uk, back in 2014, MMA fighter, War Machine, beat and raped his ex-girlfriend, a porn star known as Christy Mack.

He beat her so bad that she could have died. “High pornography consumption added significantly to the prediction of sexual aggression.” Porn creates fantasies that women are sexual objects looking to please men as they so desire. They are a fantasy for a reason and people perceive it as real. There are genres that involve physical punishment and encourage rape.

Between 20 percent and 25 percent of women will experience a completed and/or attempted rape during their college career. It is essential to stay in a group of trusted friends.

Download an app, Circle of 6, designed to either to deescalate a situation or get immediate help. Six close contacts are picked on your smartphone device.

The app gives you the option to have a friend create an interruption, pick you up or report a sexual assault or rape. More than 50% of college students never report that they were raped. Make a difference and stick together to end domestic violence.

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination, harassment and violence on the basis of sex (including gender identity) in any federally funded education program or activity.

Our campus abides by it and faculty is required to report it once to their knowledge. Students can talk to campus police and file a report. There is also the counseling center on the second floor of the Flagler- Metzgar Center. More information on this could be found on campussafetymagazine.com.

Email Richard at:
rmactough@live.esu.edu

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