Walk a mile (or a little more).
Make cupcakes from a box.
Call and talk to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while.
Take a shower.
Write a blog post.
Boil and eat a hardboiled egg.
Watch a 30 minute recorded TV show, fast forwarding through the commercials.
Set a timer and see how much house cleaning you can do.
Rape a woman.
20 minutes is a short time, but also a long time. 20 minutes is a long time to be lying behind a dumpster blacked out. 20 minutes is an eternity for someone being raped (whether they are unconscious or not).
In 20 minutes you can change your course of action.
No excuses. NO EXCUSES.
Short skirts don’t cause rape.
Flirtatious behavior doesn’t cause rape.
Alcohol and drugs do not cause rape.
Overly sexy or attractive people don’t cause rape.
Being alone at night does not cause rape.
Rapists cause rape.
Rapists deserve punishment equal to the crime, regardless of gender, age, athletic ability, race, or religion.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault, please seek help. For information on a campus initiative to prevent violent crimes, please read about Green Dot.