What a puny effort. A hashtag will do nothing to stop sexual assault. Mankind has raped for tens of thousands of years. Conquerors, frat boys, priests, nuns, liberators, fathers, mothers, sons, uncles, aunts, and nephews of every nationality and ethnicity, and religion rape. Nobody listens to a god damned thing what I say, but you just can’t do a hashtag for a day and expect one rapist to stop. Men spend 20 or 30 years in prison and rape again. Men rape knowing the laws and the consequences beforehand. I’m telling every woman, you can’t tell a rapist anything and count on it to stick. It’s a bizarre sickness that people have, both female and male. During world war two, liberating and conquering armies battled back and forth across Europe and sometimes the vast majority of women in a town were raped. Maybe anyone under certain extreme conditions is capable of committing rape. I’m sure only a few nuts put on the uniform to fight Nazis and also rape old German women in Hamburg. There was a woman involved in the sexual assaults of Iraqi prisoners. Everyone involved in Abu Ghraib knew beforehand what rape was and that it had serious consequences. People are seriously fucked and in the end your personal safety is up to you.
You’re not special, you’re not a bad ass, god will not protect you, the cops don’t hang out in the shadows very often. If Green Berets in Niger can run into trouble anyone can. The dark parking lots and streets and bedrooms of anybody can be a place where sexual assault occurs. Doesn’t that fucking suck?! Every case is different and there isn’t a blanket answer to help. For people who can, you have to be aware and proactive. You have to stop putting yourself in situations where an assault is more likely. You can carry your keys in a balled fist like a stabbing weapon, travel in pairs, have mace in your hand, walk in lighted areas as much as possible, walk like you own the place, stop looking at your blinding phone screen and keep your chin up. I’m a 37 year old man and I do those things. When I see women walking alone like a lamb to slaughter I feel bad for them. I’ve offered a couple of dates my pepper spray when I learned they’d walked and were finished with me, they didn’t take it. People always say it’s fine? Stop thinking it’s fine and counting on anyone for action!
What is my opinion on what to do with absolutely zero research outside of knowledge from the news and history? Legalize marijuana and prostitution. Tax it and use the revenue to battle mental illness and house the mentally insane. Having large hospitals to treat and house the mentally ill and addicts will have to put a dent in assaults. People will be raped and molested and being a prostitute won’t be the safest job. I can guarantee assaults on campuses will go down as will sexually transmitted diseases. When the allied forces were stationed in North Africa and the Union army in Tennessee the generals regulated prostitution and all the problems with bored young men were greatly decreased. I know people will say that’s sick and demeaning but who are you to judge? Nobody listens anyway and that’s all I’ve got on another bullshit Facebook campaign. I know Facebook is influential and I’m a pessimist, after all it did help get Donal Trump elected.