Friday, May 2, 2014

"It was a very highly inappropriate relationship,"

A recent news article covered a story about a Delaware English teacher accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy who she sexted with on multiple occasions. The police thought "It was a very highly inappropriate relationship,"  Talk about a gross understatement.

 Did Dover Police Cpl. Mark Hoffman miss the overwhelming evidence that this is "RAPE" when he stated "It was a very highly inappropriate relationship," "Especially with a 13-year-old and a 22-year-old, and, of course, being a teacher." 
A 13 year old can never give consent.  I suspect the officer is unaware of the statistics that point out just how many boys and men are sexually assaulted. 
Perhaps some sensitivity training is in order!

The college initiative proposed by the Obama administration needs to be put into place everywhere, not just on a campus. As Vice President Biden stated in the report - "speak up and step in".

We need to move out of our ignorance about sexual assault.  We have the personal and collective power to stop this epidemic.

As a society, both men and women need to take a proactive approach to stopping sexual violence in their respective social, cultural and residential environments.