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18/09/2017

Domestic Violence Resources


We were contacted by Jackie Cortez of the thepreventioncoalition.org and she provided

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the following resources for domestic violence. We are sharing this with you.

It seems that the issue of domestic violence has become such a national crisis that nearly everyone has been personally affected by it in some way. In my line of work, I see cases of abuse pretty frequently. It’s heartbreaking, but there are a lot of resources available for those who need help.

I noticed you already have some really wonderful resources on this important topic (like on this page: http://www.peppereyes.com/links), and I’d like to help contribute in some small way.

Addiction And Domestic Violence: A Look At The Connections
http://www.drugrehab.org/addiction-domestic-violence/

Talking to a Child Who Has Been Abused
https://www.extension.purdue.edu/providerparent/parent-provider%20relationships/Talking_Child_Been_Abused.htm

How to Stop Bullying in Schools
http://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-stop-bullying

When It’s Time to Go
https://www.domesticshelters.org/domestic-violence-articles-information/faq/when-it-s-time-to-go-part-i

Domestic violence against men: Know the signs
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/domestic-violence-against-men/art-20045149

Staying safe before and after leaving abuse
http://nprdap.org/safety-planning/

12 Steps to Protect Your Finances When Leaving an Abusive Relationship
https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/life/leaving-an-abusive-relationship/

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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23/07/2014

Facts about Alcohol and College Sexual Assaults


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Once Young Adults leave home from the watchful eyes of their parents, it seems that for many the ability to make wise choices is often something they leave home as well. Once they are in college they begin to experiment with alcohol.  Unfortunately for many, this is when things don’t go as planned.

Conservative estimates of sexual assault prevalence suggest that 20 to 25 percent of American women have experienced sexual assault, including rape. Approximately one-half of those cases involve alcohol consumption by the perpetrator, victim, or both parties. Alcohol contributes to sexual assault through multiple pathways, often escalating existing risk factors. Beliefs about alcohol’s effects on sexual and aggressive behavior, stereotypes about drinking students, and alcohol’s effects on cognitive and motor skills contribute to alcohol-involved sexual assault. The lines of Consent become blurred in the minds of one or both parties

Here are some interesting findings

  • Alcohol use can contribute to an atmosphere where anything goes, including rape by individuals or groups of Males.
  • Perpetrators use many forms of coercion, threats and manipulation to rape their victim including alcohol and drugs. Alcohol, Rohypnol and other drugs are often used to incapacitate victims.
  • Alcohol slows reflexes and can impair the victim’s ability to recognize a potentially dangerous situation
  • Alcohol impairs judgment and lowers inhibitions, making some people more likely to force sex on an unwilling partner.
  • Males who have committed sexual assault also frequently report getting their female companion drunk as a way of making it easier to talk or force her into having sex. (Abbey, A., McAuslan, P. & Ross, L. Sexual Assault Perpetration by College Males: The Role of Alcohol, Misperception of Sexual Intent, and Sexual Beliefs and Experiences. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 17, 167-195. 1998.)
  • An incapacitated person does not forfeit his/her rights. In Michigan when someone is drunk, she or he is unable to give consent. If you have sex with someone who is passed out or incapable of giving consent, it will be considered SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • Males are more likely than Females to assume that a woman who drinks alcohol on a date is a willing sex partner. Of Males who think this way, 40% also believe it is acceptable to force sex on an intoxicated woman. (Journal of American College Health, 1991)
  • Under the influence of alcohol, Males are more likely to interpret a woman’s smile, laughter, clothes or body language as evidence that she wants to have sex.
  • Alcohol use at the time of the attack was found to be one of the four strongest predictors of a college woman being raped. (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology)
  • Although the new reports has labeled drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB as the date-rape drugs of the present, these are only two of the many drugs used to incapacitate a victim. Of the 22 substances used in drug-facilitated rapes, alcohol is the most common. (LeBeau, M., et al., Recomendationss for Toxicological Investigations of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assaults, Journal of Forensic Sciences. 1999.)
  • At least 80% of college students who had unwanted sex were under the influence of alcohol. (Core Institute, University of Southern Illinois, 1995)
  • Alcohol is many times a common factor in most cases of dating violence. Of campus sexual assaults, 75% involved the consumption of alcohol by the victim and/or the perpetrator. (Caponera, 1998)
  • Of those involved in acquaintance rape, 75% of Males and 55% of Females had been drinking or taking drugs prior to the incident. (Caponera, B, 1998)
  • In 55% of campus sexual assaults, the offender and/or victim were drinking or using drugs (“The Rape Victim: Clinical and Community Interventions,” Sage Library of Social Research, 1991)
  • 60% of Sexual Assaults are never reported and legal agency.
  • 97% Of rapist never spend one day in Jail.

PepperEyes Self-Defense, Safety and Security Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits  and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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07/04/2014

Why you should Report Sexual Abuse!


Why you should Report Sexual Abuse! (CLICK HERE)

 

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According to RAINN (www.Rainn.org) Sexual assault is one of the most under reported crimes around the world, with only 60% still being left unreported.   A majority of those rapists, of course, will never spend a day in prison. But even when the crime is reported, it is unlike to lead to an arrest and prosecution. Factoring in unreported rapes, only about 3% of rapists will ever serve a day in prison.

However, this is because of many victims don’t want people to know they were victims, or the he-said she said arguments.  However, NO MATTER WHAT.  If you are the victim of a Sexual Assault.  REPORT IT.

The enclosed link to the RAINN Sight, gives lots of valuable info on reporting a Sexual Assault.  Once reported, there is a record, and if caught, it increases the chances of getting these creeps off the street.

 

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to assist those people who are unwilling to become a victim and are taking responsibility to protect themselves, their cars, or their possessions with our pepper spray, stun guns, and other personal security products.
Proceeds from your purchases go to support the different organizations such asSerenity Self Defense , RAINN, and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center

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02/04/2014

Let’s Promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month


Sexual Assault Awareness Month

In the United States April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). During SAAM activists raise awareness about sexual violence and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent it.  Let’s help to greatly reduce Sexual Assaults, buy passing on valuable information.  If you search this Blog for Sexual Assault you can send the article  links to your friends, and cross post them on Social media, or use the links at the bottom of the Articles to help educate the population.

 

By working together and pooling our collective abilities, contacts and other resources during the month of April, we can highlight sexual violence as a major public health, human rights and social justice issue and reinforce the need for prevention efforts.

Let’s Help Promote and Discuss Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Additional Help

The Different Types of Sexual Assaults

The Facts About Sexual Assault 

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Reducing Sexual Assault on College Campuses

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for self protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

04/03/2014

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I many of my posts about sexual assault and young women, perhaps I forgot to underscore NOT meeting a total stranger in a private location. While my heart goes out to the young lady. Young ladies need to be careful using social media apps like TAGGED or even Foursquare. There is/was an app called ‘The Girls Around Me ‘ that used Foursquare data to detect women who checked into a user’s neighborhood, and there are many others that you can research that will allow people to track, stalk, or hunt you down.

THINGS YOU SHOULD DO

  • Conventional wisdom says that you should give out very little information about yourself as possible when meeting someone online. This counters you other goal, to find out as much of that information as you can about the other person. You should always be careful sharing info online, but if you’re going to anyway, focus on finding safe places to contact people. Just from dropping bread crumbs like where you work, or go to school, or what classes you are in, a resourceful person can start stalking you.
  • DO NOT disclose where you live or for that matter, any personal information that could lead to your address, such as your home phone number, last name, or an email address that includes your last name. While most men on the Internet are just as normal as you are, you don’t want a serial rapist ringing your doorbell, even if he’s carrying a box of  assorted chocolates  and a bouquet of flowers.
  • Once you’ve done your assiduousness in finding out who the person is and what concerns you should have, set up a meeting plan. Don’t just choose only one well-lit, public location to meet at. Choose lots of them in different locations if possible. If it’s a date or a social gathering, you may want to leave your initial spot and go somewhere else.
  • Before you head out, set up your smartphone to share your location with your friends or family. Apps like Moby can let those you trust see where you are at all times. Taking someone with you is better, particularly if you’re dealing with a stranger, but let’s be real. You’re not going to bring two friends on your first date with someone you met online. In that case, use the virtual buddy system to ensure someone has your back.
  • NEVER EVER GO SOME PLACE ALONE
  • CARRY PEPPER SPRAY…JUST in Case!

PepperEyes.com is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for self protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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