1 in 3 Utah women will experience sexual violence, stats show. Here's how local programs help

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  • FelisConcolor Layton, UT
    April 17, 2017 9:55 p.m.


    The "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 it.

  • chhs2 Eagle Mountain, UT
    April 17, 2017 9:42 a.m.

    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.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2017 7:58 p.m.

    This is good. As many as possible should participate.