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I went to Lesley University to listen to a talk about sexual violence prevention by Alexandra Sasha Watkins, a director of the Drawing on Strengths LLC, and Hiroshi Yokokawa, a correspondent at NHK on May 15, 2016. Most visitors were female adults. There were some female college students, male adults, a father and his daughter, a middle or high school student. There were two American women who listened to a female Japanese translator during his seminar. She translated what she said afterwards.

I got interested in the topic because I hardly knew about that. My knowledge grew only when I took required class for preparing to study abroad in Showa Tokyo, and when I saw news about rape on the Internet. A female professor told us that there are rapes in libraries in the United States, and the libraries are huge to compare to Japanese ones, therefore they happen. She had studied in the United States so she knows about there. We were shocked at the fact. Besides, I was surprised at an another truth by the news when I was a high school student. There are more male rape victims than females in the world.

They explained about the current state, and prevention, and deal of sexual violence including Clery Act, and Title Nine in colleges in the United States, and Hague. There are one-thirds of female students who are raped, and only one-sixths of ones who filed a police report. What the most impressive were those. She lived in Japan for four years, and saw pornographic books based on rape many times in subway. She was disappointed because such publications affect adversely thoughts of men, and then they approach women in the incorrect raping way while they mistakenly believe the “textbooks”. Such magazines are from a stereotype the Asian are obedient, devoted, dainty. The non-Asian target on the Asian regardless of gender, and LGBT.


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