Persuasive Essay On Sexual Assault

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According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, another person endures sexual assault every 98 seconds. This information may have been shocking ten years ago, but for many, this news is a basic fact of life. Sexual assault cases have continued to become more and more common as time goes on. What is causing this surge in unwanted physical contact? The cause of sexual assault is one hundred percent of the time, the assaulter’s fault. Sexual assault is never caused by a “rape culture” or the clothing that one chooses to wear. Sexual assault is caused by the attacker, never the victim. Sexual assault is an issue very prevalent in our society today and is starting to get recognized because of the bravery of these victims. Cases like the Larry Nassar case, the Harvey Weinstein case, and the Brock Turner case are just some examples of sexual assault that our society is fighting today. Sexual Assault Importance Why should anyone be worried about sexual assault? It’s not affecting them, right? Wrong. If you are a friend of the victim, you might notice that they don’t act the same anymore. They are constantly paranoid, depressed, and/or destructive. They might even seem so emotionally scarred that you blame yourself. According to RAINN, many relatives of the victim can feel “responsible” for what occurred. Also, a victim can become self-harming, abusive of substances, and suicidal (RAINN). This affects friends and relatives of the victim as they will never have

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