Praising attackers may be the right term to define the situation where the rich, famous gets away with heinous crimes. The real question is that- how they sleep at night?
The celebrities that inspire us, can we think of doing any wrong thing? But some of may get away with anything by using their status, fame, and money.
Some celebrities are even accused of Sexual assault and Rape that is in no way acceptable in this life or the next. But some did not face any consciences for their crime.
One celebrity Bill Cosby who is a legendary comedian, he even awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom from George W. Bush has been accused of rape of more than a dozen women. So what should we say about that?
Some celebrities are accused still; they are running around free largely because they have wealth and a good lawyer. An example of that is R. Kelly who was accused of child pornography. Evidence was all against him but still, the jury did not found him guilty and in a matter of hours, the case was delayed for six hours. R. Kelly has to thank his lawyer for that who turned the case around.
And there was Michael Jackson; the biggest pop start who bought his freedom by settling out of the court for 23 million dollars is a case where he was accused of child molestation.
So what their history tell us, do we actually praise the attackers or not? Shouldn’t we raise our voice to that?
Campus sexual assault is, unfortunately, something that is discussed more and more frequently because, frankly, it needs to be discussed. It is very prevalent in our society – according to statistics, around 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men in the United States will be sexually assaulted while in college. Such a high number of people being unsafe is certainly hard to palate. For all these reasons, starting an organization on campus to educate, advocate, and ensure victims have a voice, is an excellent idea.
How To Start a Movement on Campus and Help Survivors
If you want to start an organization on campus, there are many options for how you can advocate. You could promote literature such as that of End Rape on Campus (EROC). Your activism should ensure that potential victims know their Title IX rights. The Obama Administration expanded Title IX to cover sexual assault, so if someone has been assaulted, they should talk to their university’s Title IX coordinators about what happened. Title IX attempts to keep schools responsible for handling things poorly. The most important factor in preventing sexual assault is educating people about what can and does happen. Knowledge is a strength. Consider hosting an event. For instance, branch members of the American Association of College Women can receive up to $750 to hold events which discuss sexual assault. Students need to be aware of what to look out for and when to intervene if they can.
Sadly, many victims won’t report unwanted sexual contact. According to a massive study of students from over 27 universities, many young women were embarrassed or wouldn’t report being raped because they felt it wasn’t “serious enough.” Obviously, educating people and letting everyone know that they don’t have to do anything they don’t want to is crucial. The voices of victims need to be heard, and their rights need to be advocated. Hopefully, thanks in part to your efforts, more people will realize how serious of a problem campus sexual assault truly is.
So many schools teach their students how important it is to strive for success (no matter what) and what it is to be an ideal student. The issue I have with this is that as important as it is to strive for success, there should be no embarrassment or fear of protecting yourself or others. Forget the definition of an ideal student or how you should not attract negative attention. Going to college is half about learning new material and finding a career focus or even just a passion, but the other half is learning how to take care of yourself by learning to trust your instincts. If you feel something is not right, do something about it. Say something. Call someone. And if you see someone else struggling, try to help them if you can, and I would say that is true success. It is not just about the grades, it is discovering what type of person you want to be. A bystander should not be one of them.