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{June 11, 2014}   Rise above being at the mercy of sexual predators

Here is a shocking statistic: Every two minutes, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted…one of the biggest problems is the rising use of date rape drugs at parties. http://www.americanowners.com/story/19896754/more-rapists-using-drugs-on-victims

Sex offenders comprise an extremely heterogeneous population.

There is no typical profile of a rapist, but they share some common characteristics.

Sex offenders are overwhelmingly male, typically have access to consensual sex, and were not sexually or physically abused as children.

Men are more likely to commit sexual violence in communities where sexual violence goes unpunished.

Sex offenders are experts in rationalizing their behavior.

Cross-cultural studies of rape identify the following factors as contributors to sexual violence: sex-role socialization, rape myths, lack of sanctions for abuse, male peer group support, pornography, adversarial sexual beliefs, lack of empathy, and all-male membership groups such as fraternities and sports teams.

Alcohol abuse has been identified as a strong correlate of college rape.

In a study on male sexual coercion, 23% of college men admitted to getting a date drunk or stoned to engage in sexual intercourse.

Alcohol can be a disinhibitor and increase sexual impulsivity, as well as lower women’s detection of risk and impair their ability to resist assault.

Intercourse cannot be consensual when the woman is incapacitated due to intoxication. http://sopac.umich.edu/article/196

Women can be sedated by date rape drugs. So-called “date rape” or predator drugs have sedative, hypnotic and an amnesic effect. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/09/26/date-rape-drug-suspected-after-san-rafael-bar-patron-assaults

BE AWARE OF PREDATOR WHO PREY ON INNOCENCE. What is more innocent than being out with friends and having a couple drinks. But predators are in our midst and they can without you seeing put GHB in your drink and make you completely vulnerable and at their mercy. BRING AWARENESS TO EVERY SITUATION.

“It’s not that person who is hiding in the bushes, and it’s not necessarily some weirdo in the bar dropping drugs into someone’s drink,” Peacott-Ricardos said. “It could be somebody that you know and that you know very well, who is crossing that line into sexual violence.”
http://KHON2.COM/2014/04/24/beware-the-dangers-of-alcohol-date-rape-drugs

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