Domestic Violence Awareness Day 31: The Unofficial Survey

For October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I have been posting a series on the various abuses.

So far, I have written the following:
Day 1:   Domestic Violence Day 1: Verbal Abuse.
Day 2:  Domestic Violence Day 2: Emotional Abuse.
Day 3:   Domestic Violence Day 3: Physical Abuse.
Day 4:   Domestic Violence Day 4: Psychological Abuse.
Day 5:   Domestic Violence Day 5: Child Abuse.
Day 6:   Domestic Violence Day 6: Elder Abuse.
Day 7:   Domestic Violence Day 7: Spiritual Abuse.
Day 8:   Domestic Violence Day 8: Cyber-stalking and Cyber-bullying.
Day 9:   Domestic Violence Day 9: Drug Abuse/Substance Abuse.
Day 10:  Domestic Violence Day 10: Alcohol Abuse.
Day 11:  Domestic Violence Day 11: Bullying.
Day 12:  Domestic Violence Day 12: Financial or Economic Abuse.
Day 13:  Domestic Violence Day 13: Workplace Abuse or Workplace Bullying.
Day 14:  Domestic Violence Day 14: Stalking.
Day 15:  Domestic Violence Day 15: Introduction to Sexual Abuse.
Day 16:  Domestic Violence Day 16: RAPE.
Day 17:  Domestic Violence Day 17: Marital Rape or Spousal Rape.
Day 18:  Domestic Violence Day 18: Child Sexual Abuse.
Day 19:  Domestic Violence Day 19: INCEST.
Day 20:  Domestic Violence Day 20: Date Rape or Acquaintance Rape.
Day 21:  Domestic Violence Day 21: Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault or Rape.
Day 22:  Domestic Violence Day 22: Partner Rape.
Day 23:  Domestic Violence Day 23: Sexual Exploitation by Helping Professionals.
Day 24:  Domestic Violence Day 24: Stranger Rape.
Day 25:  Domestic Violence Day 25: Statutory Rape.
Day 26:  Domestic Violence Day 26: Gang Rape.
Day 27:  Domestic Violence Day 27: Prostitution.
Day 28:  Domestic Violence Day 28: Human Trafficking.
Day 29:  Domestic Violence Day 29: Victim Blaming.
Day 30:  Domestic Violence Day 30: Warning Signs of Abuse.
Day 31:  The Unofficial Survey

As the month has progressed, I have been monitoring the number of “Likes” of each topic in a type of unofficial survey. I can tell you that over half have 30+ “likes” and then the rest, mostly of the various types of rapes, have 20+ “likes”… except for 1.  In fact, this posting stayed less than 10 “likes” for several days till it finally hit a count of 12 total “likes”.  12 “likes” compared to 22  to  a high of 47 “likes” for Day 4, Psychological Abuse.  The abusel that the majority of people did not like was:

Day 25… Statutory Rape.

I feel that this fits right in with Victim Blaming and Rape Culture that is currently a problem in society. So many people blame these young females for their behaviors as they test their boundaries into adulthood. We need to remember that these are still children, not of legal age, to make adult decisions. We also need to remember that true consensual sex is between 2 legal consenting adults so the age of the sexual partner is very important.

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2 thoughts on “Domestic Violence Awareness Day 31: The Unofficial Survey

  1. Pingback: Fear Factor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month | Go Fish Ministries, Inc

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