One way to prevent sexual violence is to redefine the term itself. While most of us know what's obviously right and wrong, many people get confused when it comes to the "grey space" between uncomfortable situations and outright violence. Education initiatives have to go beyond just teaching teens that rape is not okay; instead, they must change the culture surrounding sexual violence that allows teens to think that pressure, or being drunk, or being in a relationship, somehow nullifies their actions. Regardless of whether or not a student would have any legal claim that they experienced sexual violence, there should be resources available to help teens grapple with emotional experiences, instead of immediately focusing on whether or not their story crosses the red line.
Mar 8, 2019
Dr. Kristen blasey ford is a 52-year-old woman who went to medical school and taught at one of the top universities in the united states, Stanford University. She accused judge Brett kavanaugh of sexual assault when he was nominated to serve on the highest court of the land, the supreme court. When she made the accusations against kavanaugh she contacted her congresswomen as well as the Washington Post. She made it very clear that she wanted her identity to stay anonymous. Ford met with her senator and the senator was convinced that for was very credible. Ford initially made it very clear she did not want her identity public but eventually it became public and she was sworn in and told her recollection of her assault. This time in history is incredible for women. The me too movement supports women victims of sexual violence and women have come together to support other women to make it known they are not alone. In light of theme too movement lots of women have come out to tell their stories. I believe Brett Kavanaugh's testimony alone showed that he was unfit to be on the supreme court. He showed uncontrollable anger and seem very irrational. Someone in that position should be able to control their emotion. He did not appear as credible. High school boys should know assaulting girls is not okay and should affect their lives including careers.