Saw this poster coming off the Metro today in Washington D.C.
"It's on all of us to stop sexual assault."
It reminded me of this article I read in the DailyMail about this father of a 14-year girl in India that was raped in her home by a medical supply salesman.
The young girl was raped and impregnated by a 45-year old man who boasted that he was "too well-connected" to ever be prosecuted.
After some time passed, the father invited the rapist to dinner!
The rapist came.
The father overcame the rapist, and repeatedly burned the man's genitals with hot thongs.
The rapist died.
This one rapist will certainly not be doing this again.
While blatant violation of the law and vigilantism is not okay, the poster is right that we need to "stop sexual assault."
Statistics in this country are that 20% of college women are sexually assaulted before they graduate.
Laws protecting women (and men) from sexual assault need to be strengthened, penalties stiffened, and we all need to be on the lookout for inappropriate behavior and speedily report this to law enforcement.
And no one should be above the law and basic morality.
"It's on us."
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)