AboutUntil It’s Zero is a project sponsored by Hopkins Feminists. It is a space devoted to giving survivors of sexual violence an outlet until such time as the incidence of sexual assault and rape truly is zero.
From 2007 to 2009, JHU reported ZERO incidents of sexual assault or rape. While we would love for this to be the case, we know it’s not.
1 in 4 college women and 1 in 33 men have been sexually assaulted or raped.
Due to under-reporting, especially among male survivors, the incidence may in fact be higher.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual violence, this blog is a place for you to ANONYMOUSLY share these experiences.
You can submit your story as a comment here.
To post anonymously, use firstname.lastname@example.org as your e-mail address.
Comments will be screened for harassment, and identifying details will be removed.
NOTE: Comments and posts may be triggering.
The other night, I ran into my friend’s rapist at a party. I didn’t realize it was him, even when I overheard one of his friends mentioning that “some bitch” was pressing charges against him. It was only when I happened to see a very distinctive item that my friend mentioned in her report that everything clicked. This isn’t a story of an assault, but perhaps a near-miss. I’d honestly found him charming and attractive, to the point where I was considering trying to pick him up. Instead I went home, too weirded out and disgusted to fake being sociable.
(Note: This account is from outside the JHU community. While we would like this blog to focus on the JHU community, we still feel that it is important to give all survivors a voice and we thank this survivor for having the strength to share their story.
Thus, while this account will not be included in our ‘count’ of stories, we still feel it is important to share.)