April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, otherwise known as #SAAM. April is also Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, or #SAAPM for short. Sexual Assault is an epidemic, one that crosses all countries, continents, genders, ages, ethnicities, and does not care about how much money you have or don't have, or what class you are or aren't. Here are a few statistics:
- 1 in 4 girls experience unwanted sexual assault, abuse, or rape before they turn 18.
- 1 in 6 boys experience unwanted sexual assault, abuse, or rape before they turn 18.
- Individuals who identify in the LGBTQIA categories experience even more unwanted sexual assault, abuse, or rape than those from heteronormative gender categories.