chhs2The "1 in 3" statistic is only possible if you define
sexual assault so broadly that it includes innocent behavior like an unwanted
kiss from a 6 year-old boy in elementary school, or an awkward attempt at
hand-holding on a high school date. Neither of which a reasonable person would
consider to be sexual assault.FBI statistics show that rape and
other forms of sexual assault have been steadily declining for the past 20
years. Yet we are now supposed to believe there is an unseen epidemic of sexual
assault out there which requires suspending the Constitutional principles of
Innocent Until Proven Guilty and Beyond a Reasonable Doubt in order to combat
One in three seems like an overstatement, unless there is a definition of sexual
assault I am not aware of. Are we talking words in an argument? If so, men
can be equally assaulted. Maybe that is what this article is also pointing out?
Are we talking boys attempting to touch a girlfriend's breast and being
rebuffed? I know the suggestion is now to always ask, "may I kiss you"
and so on. I don't believe that will happen anytime soon, so maybe the
suggestion is just don't kiss, and always ask before taking the next step.
Is it also true in a husband/wife relationship - always ask before taking the
next step? Being a very old man, I am beyond sexually assaulting anyone, but I
can look back and wonder if I ever sexually assaulted anyone.
This is good. As many as possible should participate.