Opinion

Sidewalk chalk raises awareness to issues

Comments (5)
  1. just wondering says:

    I agree that it’d be ideal to change the way society views the issue, but since that is a wide-spread, long-term goal, wouldn’t it be easier just to qualify this type of sidewalk chalk with more “In the United States…” or “across the globe” or some sort of further detail so that we are more clear about the facts? That way no one can misconstrue them as criticizing soley Drake. I don’t think people were really complaining about facts, but that it made Drake seem worse than it is. Facts are facts. No one can dispute that. But we should just be clear in our facts so that people don’t assume it is just a Drake issue. This goes on everywhere.

    1. wow. says:

      If people think this is only a Drake issue they live under a rock. And burying our heads in the sand in order to save Drake’s “reputation” is exactly the pervasive problem of silencing the issue. I think schools that address the issue are more respectable than those that pretend it isn’t happening on their campus. Because it is.

  2. Katelyn Foster says:

    I think this is great awareness because I am taking a rape education and self defense course in my college! First off, the statistics are scary but to be honest, it isn’t going to be the sole reason anyone person is deterred from your college. Maybe it’s the food or dorm rooms but not sidewalk chalk. It’s amazing how people can turn their head on this subject. For the people upset at these posts, these are the facts. This is a life changing event which rips a female of her privacy. Some women would rather die than live in fear for the rest of their life. In fact, most sexual assaults go unreported because they are so embarrassed. Not only is this extremely embarrassing, women don’t report it because they know their offender! How awful to go on a date and him take you in the middle of nowhere, where no one is around to save you, and he sexually assaults you or rapes you. Being sexually assaulted is one of the only crimes in America where it is the females fault. For example, if you are robbed, no one is going to tell you that you didn’t fight it so you wanted it to happen, you shouldn’t have been out walking, or don’t dress like you are rich and you won’t get robbed. But if you are sexually assaulted, people say you shouldn’t have been there, you shouldn’t have been wearing those clothes. Some men even use threats such as, who is going to believe you? Im popular and you’re not, I’m well respected and you’re not. Can you believe this even happens in the most prestigious places? Two weeks ago, our best doctor in town was accused of rape six times. Not one of these women came foreword, a friend/doctored of one of the raped came foreword and let the cat out of the bag. And trust me, she was questioned and people were in disbelief. But when the tapes in his private office were watched and his work computer was confiscated, the hospital was in horror. How did he get away with six rapes? He threatened them with their job. How saddening. In fact, most offenders do not offend once but many times. Look at Sandusky. Multiple times. To sexually assault someone once, is not likely to end there. To the people who find this offensive, you turn your head, but would you do the same thing if your sister, mother, or even one of your friends came forward and admitted she was sexually assaulted/raped? I mean, women have a fear of this. How many of the females out there would get scared if they were walking out on a road, and a car pulls up behind you and even if they were to only ask for directions, you are still apprehensive. I am in full support of the group who posted these facts. This awareness is helpful to the females at the school. This happens to one out of four women in college. Looking at the odds, they are not in your favor girls. Guys, please be sensitive to these statistics, they apply to all the women you care about and understand that while you may have nothing to fear about, girls do. Girls, please take heed of the statistics and look out for yourself.

  3. Katelyn Foster says:

    I think this is great awareness because I am taking a rape education and self defense course in my college! First off, the statistics are scary but to be honest, it isn’t going to be the sole reason anyone person is deterred from your college. Maybe it’s the food or dorm rooms but not sidewalk chalk. It’s amazing how people can turn their head on this subject. For the people upset at these posts, these are the facts. This is a life changing event which rips a female of her privacy. Some women would rather die than live in fear for the rest of their life. In fact, most sexual assaults go unreported because they are so embarrassed. Not only is this extremely embarrassing, women don’t report it because they know their offender! How awful to go on a date and him take you in the middle of nowhere, where no one is around to save you, and he sexually assaults you or rapes you. Being sexually assaulted is one of the only crimes in America where it is the females fault. For example, if you are robbed, no one is going to tell you that you didn’t fight it so you wanted it to happen, you shouldn’t have been out walking, or don’t dress like you are rich and you won’t get robbed. But if you are sexually assaulted, people say you shouldn’t have been there, you shouldn’t have been wearing those clothes. Some men even use threats such as, who is going to believe you? Im popular and you’re not, I’m well respected and you’re not. Can you believe this even happens in the most prestigious places? Two weeks ago, our best doctor in town was accused of rape six times. Not one of these women came foreword, a friend/doctored of one of the raped came foreword and let the cat out of the bag. And trust me, she was questioned and people were in disbelief. But when the tapes in his private office were watched and his work computer was confiscated, the hospital was in horror. How did he get away with six rapes? He threatened them with their job. How saddening. In fact, most offenders do not offend once but many times. Look at Sandusky. Multiple times. To sexually assault someone once, is not likely to end there. To the people who find this offensive, you turn your head, but would you do the same thing if your sister, mother, or even one of your friends came forward and admitted she was sexually assaulted/raped? I mean, women have a fear of this. How many of the females out there would get scared if they were walking out on a road, and a car pulls up behind you and even if they were to only ask for directions, you are still apprehensive. I am in full support of the group who posted these facts. This awareness is helpful to the females at the school. This happens to one out of four women in college. Looking at the odds, they are not in your favor girls. Guys, please be sensitive to these statistics, they apply to all the women you care about and understand that while you may have nothing to fear about, girls do. Girls, please take heed of the statistics and look out for yourself.

  4. wow. says:

    to “just wondering”, if people think this is only a Drake issue they live under a rock. and burying our heads in the sand in order to save Drake’s “reputation” is exactly the pervasive problem of silencing the issue. I think schools that address the issue are more respectable than those that pretend it isn’t happening on their campus. Because it is.