Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Almost 50% of Women Under 25 Report Being Sexually Assaulted; 85% Sexually Harassed

International Women’s Day poll finds 85% of young women have been sexually harassed

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A majority of young British women have been sexually harassed in a public place, a new poll has revealed, with 85 percent of women under the age of 25 reporting incidents.

Campaigners say the attacks are forcing women to plan their lives to avoid situations where they feel unsafe, and expressed their disappointment and worry that such incidents were “regular.”

The study, conducted by YouGov and commission by End Violence Against Women, shared its results on Tuesday to coincide with International Women’s Day.

YouGov surveyed 1,650 British women, finding that almost half of women aged between 18 and 24 had experienced unwanted sexual touching, and 85 percent had experienced sexual harassment in a public place.

Almost half have experienced 
non-consensual sexual touching
- sexual assault!

Overall the number of women who said they had been sexually harassed in public was 64 percent.

So this difference between 18-24 year olds and women of all ages, (85% to 64%) is an indication that the problem is getting worse - significantly worse. This is the 'culture of rape' coming home to roost in society in general. The culture of rape is, I believe, the offspring of the easy availability of pornography, especially to adolescent boys whose brains are in the process of re-wiring. As long as pornography is readily available, this problem will just keep getting worse. Pornography objectifies women, which is what these numbers confirm.

Some 80 percent of people who had experienced unwanted sexual touching said they would have liked someone to intervene, but only 11 percent said someone had come to their rescue.

The culture of rape is 
coming home to roost

Sarah Green, acting director at the End Violence Against Women Coalition, said: “If women are planning their lives around not being harassed or assaulted, they are not free.”

“Women should be free to live their lives without the threat of harassment and violence, not having to plan and limit their choices to make sure they’re safe.”

“Girls and young women are growing up in the UK today being exposed to unwanted sexual attention, harassment and assault.”

“They are learning to change their behavior so they can manage these incidents because they are so regular. We need to really question any idea that this behavior is trivial or in any way acceptable given what we can see about its impact,” she added.

The poll also found that women are increasingly planning their days to avoid situations where they might feel unsafe.

Some 63 percent of respondents said they felt unsafe in public, with many saying they chose to avoid potentially dangerous situations by leaving earlier or taking a different route.

Charlotte, a student, said she had to change her route home because there were “men who would not leave her alone,” adding it was “unsettling and infuriating.”

In response to the findings, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid Polly Neate told the Independent the situation needs to be tackled.

“This survey shows how far we have to go in our society to make it as safe for women as it is for men. Violence against women is underpinned by misogyny, and it is vital that we do not accept the sexual harassment of young women in public as a ‘part of life.’”

“This routine assaults on women must be challenged and taken seriously.”  - Amen!