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Campus Assaults Getting Attention

Here’s a story out of Kansas City Missouri about College Sexual Assaults in general and some specifics on how the University of Missouri is handling them.

After years of neglect the subject of sexual assaults on college campuses is finally gaining more scrutiny both on local campuses and in Washington.

The article points out that too many young women for a variety of reasons do not report rapes and sexual assaults. One of the reasons is that in close to 90% of all sexual assaults on a campus the perpetrator is known to the victim. That’s because more than likely they are classmates or live in the same dorm, which in part explains why so few of them are reported. Peer pressure dictates that these crimes not be reported because not only can they jeopardize the college career, but a felony assault on your record can last a lifetime. It affects all facets of your life.

“University of Missouri system officials, led by President Tim Wolfe, must keep their recent pledges that they will improve the reports and responses to sexual assaults on their four campuses. That should include efforts to make the University of Missouri-Kansas City safer for students.”

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pushing for action in Washington DC. She sent a survey to 350 colleges and universities to find out how they report and investigate these assaults to better understand what works and what doesn’t work before proposing needed fixes

One thing is clear we need a national effort by colleges to offer swift and effective help to victims, and tough punishment for criminals involved in the assaults.

Meanwhile we recommend that all women on campus carry a nonlethal self-defense product with them, one that can incapacitate an assailant for as long as 45 minutes.

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This 18% concentration of oleoresin capsicum Guard Dog Pepper Spray is on a keychain which means it will be with you more often than not. You never know when you can’t be attacked.

Have you ever been assaulted on a college campus? Do you carry a self-defense product? Please share your experience. We want to hear your thoughts.

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