After much self doubt (and more deleted blog posts than I care to think about) I have finally decided to take the plunge, put all my fears aside and begin my blog. There’s no easy or polite way to introduce you into the subject of this blog so I’m just going to say it…rape. Yes, you read that right, I will be talking about rape.
Every year in the UK 85,000 women and 12,000 men are raped; that’s approximately 11 rapes an hour. 11 rapes an hour! Not 11 rapes a day, 11 rapes a week but 11 rapes an HOUR. And if that statistic isn’t horrifying enough it gets worse. Only 15% of these rape victims will actually go to the police to report the rape.
The reasons for me writing this blog are personal. I haven’t started up this blog with the sole intention of creating awareness and educating people (although I would be delighted if awareness and education were a result of my ramblings). The motivation behind ‘No Quick Fix’ is support and advice.
So welcome to the journey. Its not going to be an easy one. But nothing worth achieving is ever easy.