Women in America have come a long way. We can vote. We are no longer considered property. We can work any job a man can for a fraction of the pay. We can walk through life knowing 1 in 6 women will be sexually assaulted compared to 1 in 33 men. If you happen to be the one in six it is debatable how much time your attacker will actually serve behind bars. You can be nearly confident that your attacker will spend more time for raping you than for stealing a bag of Cheetos.
How long before our laws reflect that we value our children and the women in our lives. America has waged war on terror and war on drugs. What about war against sexual assault? Can politicians stop sexually harassing their interns and cheating on their wives long enough to make this a priority?
For more statistics and information on sexual assault visit http://www.rainn.org
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