Colleges Challenged To “Do Something”

This is a story from Palomar College in California about the need for Colleges need to fix sexual assaults. In our opinion it is a very thought-provoking article and worthy of your taking a few minutes to read the entire piece.

The article points out that your chances of getting the flu are somewhere between eight and 20% while the chances of you getting sexually assaulted while you’re in college are one in five-so your chances of getting the flu are less than they are of getting raped.

The problem of college campus assaults is a complicated one that has many moving pieces. The main ones are:

-The assailant is known to the victim in close to 90% of the cases. More than likely they are classmates or live in the same building so they see each other nearly every day.

-Over 70% of all victims admit to having been drunk or on drugs, so as a matter of fact their memories of what happened are dimmed.

-Less than 10% of all cases are reported mostly because the institutions have a very poor track record of doing anything about it.

Until colleges take a much more aggressive stance and be more concerned about the students who are paying a high price to be at college rather than the reputation of the University, nothing will change.

Until then it’s incumbent upon all female students on campus, and actually everywhere, to be prepared to defend themselves with a self-defense product such as a pepper spray.

Pepper spray uses Oleoresin Capsicum (OC) which comes from cayenne pepper. Defensive pepper sprays are measured in Scoville Heat Units (SHU’s) a common measure of a products’ “hotness”. A jalapeno pepper has an SHU of 5000, a habanero pepper 300,000 and a typical pepper spray will be in the 2 million SHU range.

It causes the attacker to have shortness of breath, have temporary blindness due to excessive tearing and the eyes actually shutting down, coughing and choking.

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