Composition and Research
12 September 2013
The Way Society Takes Advantage of Sexual Abuse
Have you ever wondered how society views people who take advantage of children? This is not something everybody, as a society, think about on a day to day basis. But, it is becoming more publicly overwhelming to be heard. Today, people in society do not always think intelligently about sexual acts towards children. In the United States 44% of victims are under the age of 18 years old. 80% are under the age of 30 years old. Every two minutes someone is being sexually abused. Each year there are approximately 207,754 victims abused (Statics.) Most cases of sexual abuse comes from males. The rates are so high, unknown to why, most people do not report their, or their children’s cases. This is not just happening to one race, it is happening to all races. Back in the 1800’s and 1900’s this was not spoken of. The injustice of sexual abuse is all around the world. Such as, Africa (being the highest), Asia, America and others.
The influences that affect you while being brought up, lead people in society to act on those actions as they grow up into adults. Being abused by your own mother or father, bring it into your own lives because you do not know what other way to behave. Statics say that approximately 15% - 25% of women and 5%- 10% males are sexually abused (Sexual.) Most are not from complete strangers. Family members play a huge part in this, often uncles, fathers, brothers, cousins, and close friends are the ones that commit this crime. Ones that suffer from depression, anxiety, sexual abuse form a family member, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many others. These are signs that we as a society should look for when we are unsure as a person.
Some people think that this only happens in our country. Although, in all reality, Africa is the number one country for sexual abuse. The percentage is 34.4%. America and Asia rates were...
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