I have been a parent for 7 months now and over that time I learned one thing, my son is my entire world. I cannot imagine the pain I would feel if anything ever happened to him. I empathize with the parents whom blame themselves for harm they did not inflict as if they did it themselves. Most of all, I can understand the powerlessness a parent feels when bad things happen to their children since they could not protect their child.
The U.S. Department of Justice released a list of schools they are investigating for violations of Title 9, the law that protects women’s rights on college campuses. The investigation centers around the schools’ failure to provide a safe environment for women on campuses by not protecting women from sexual assaults on campus. Campus sexual assaults are occurring at epidemic proportions. By the time any class graduates college, 1 in 4 women will have been raped; that means 25 percent of 22-year-old women have been raped. To make matters worse, only 40 percent of these sexual assaults will be reported to authorities and only 10 percent of the crimes will lead to an arrest. So what can be done to stop sexual assaults on campus?