When Will Boys Stop Being Boys?
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When Will Boys Stop Being Boys?

We need to stand up. Enough is enough.

When Will Boys Stop Being Boys?

There was recently a report of sexual assault in a College of Charleston campus dormitory.

Students received an email October 27 at 2:00 a.m .stating that a student was sexually assaulted when she opened her door and a man forced himself in. This is not the first report of something like this happening, and we all know the reputation college campuses have for sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Females are raised with fear for their lives simply because of their sex. We are taught to hide our bodies and walk in groups and carry pepper spray and knives and flashlights and alarms. We can’t go out too late on Halloween, we can’t drink too much, we can’t wear certain clothes, sometimes we can’t even trust our best friends because of our bodies.

Every time we receive these emails we are taught to be more and more afraid to be anywhere.

My friends asked a guy to give them space at the music festival we were at and he responded by screaming “Whatever bitch, ugly ass bitch” over and over. Is this what we should expect? It sure seems like that’s what I’m getting used to, and it’s despicable.

It’s time to fix this. As females, we need to stand together and protect one another, but most importantly we need to speak up about this. We need to speak to the people in charge and fix this. Nothing is improving. The same people are doing the same terrible things over and over and we’re being silenced.

In a time of pussy grabbers, it’s time to stand up.

I’m not sure exactly how I can help besides writing this article...let’s see what we can do to take action. Please comment or talk to your friends or clubs around campus and the city. We can do this.

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