Bears will be bears, so what’s the big deal if they kill one in five people? The majority will still be fine! You wouldn’t treat bear assaults with that mindset, so why treat “boys will be boys” any differently? The reality is that one in five women will be sexually assaulted by the time she finishes college.
CollegeHumor made a hilarious but powerful video about sexual assault awareness by comparing the statistic to bear killings – what if bears killed one in five people? Would we shrug and say “bears will be bears”? New Girl‘s Jake Johnson stars in the video as the apathetic guy who doesn’t understand the point. “I don’t think it’s going anywhere, but I don’t know what to do about it so I just ignore it,” he says when the rest of the group freaks out when they discover a bear in the room next to them. “It’s not gonna eat all of us; it only eats like one in five!” he insists.
Screw that. It’s ridiculous to say that if there’s a bear in the room, you might as well sit back and wait to be eaten because that’s just what bears do. The same goes for sexually violating women. It is our problem, and we can do something about it.