I watched an incredibly upsetting documentary on Netflix last night titled ‘The Hunting Ground’ – it explores the epidemic that is sexual assault on US College campuses. While it focuses on American school it’s pretty easy to draw a line to what is happening on campuses in this country as well.
The film plays like a 2 hour unfunny Daily Show segment. One of those things you watch and shake your head and and ask yourself ‘how?’! How can this be happening? Not just the assaults but the institutions unwillingness to do anything to prevent them and/or assist victims and survivors in the aftermath of the assaults. It is truly shocking.
The numbers will shake you to your core. 18%. 18% of women attending US colleges will be sexually assault at some point before they graduate. 18%!! And women aren’t the only victims, the men’s stories feature are just as heartbreaking.
I knew the documentary’s them “Til It Happens To You” had been nominated for an Academy Award and thats sort of what brought the film to my attention. Both Lady Gaga‘s performance of the song..
And Vice President of the United States Joe Biden‘s address of the issue..
This is incredibly important subject matter and the documentary is absolutely worth your time. You’ll find it on Netflix.