I have no idea if this is even the right place to post this, but something struck me as I was watching TV the other night.
CBS is great with Public Service Announcemetns (PSAs) that raise awareness about many important causes - breast cancer, depression, autism, suicide, toys for tots, etc.
Yet they have no PSAs to raise awareness for sexual assault and rape. When 1 in 3 or 1 on 4 people will be sexually assaulted or raped at some point in their life, is it not important to make people more aware about the statistics, the dangers, the myths and facts, and get people talking about it? After all isn't breaking the silence and talking about the issue one of the best ways to raise awareness?
I would really love to see a sexual assault/rape awareness PSA. I have tried emailing CBS, but I get no response. There is not even a way to contact their CBS Cares Division listed on teh website.
I am hoping that if enough support groups get out voice their desire for such a PSA, they might listen. I am but one person. If AfterSilence or other support forums voiced the request as a whole, they might listen. With the recent gang rape of the girl in Richmond, such a PSA would be even more powerful.
Please help if you can. Go to http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.php and tell them that you want to see sexual assault/rape awareness PSA, and let’s help end the silence.