Gang members were recorded as accounting for 6% of crimes from the ending of the 1990s to the early 2000s. The numbers translate to over 350,000 of the over 6 million offenses reported. The amount of gang related crimes has dropped over the last decade. 1994 demonstrated an all-time high of 5.2 per every 1,000 men or 1.1 million. In 2003, the numbers were 1.4 victims per 1,000 persons or 341,000 victims.

*Although sufferers reported crime as being gang-related, over 50% of the time this wasn’t true after investigation.
If you see something, say something!
The most troubling of all these stats is the fact that folks are filing less complaints. You should not be ashamed – you are the casualty.
No one will think less of you! If on the off chance that someone says or acts in a non supportive way you should cut them out of your life. People like that – HATERS – are not worthy of your time! You’re so worth more than that!
Here are phone numbers which you can telephone – click ‘re Not Alone! And you do not have to give your name:
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) –
1 800 621 4000 – National Runaway Safeline
1-866-331-9474 – loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-800-230-PLAN (7526) – Planned Parenthood
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) –
1-800-422-4453 – National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-931-2237 – National Association For Eating Disorders
1-800-662-HELP – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
1-866-SPEAK-UP (773 2587) – SPEAK UP
1 800 843 5678 – Cyber Bullying Tipline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) – National Mental Health Association Hotline
1-800-246-PRIDE (7743) – GLBT National Youth Talkline
This post about teenage suicide and date rape in the USA was publiched by – Young Naturists And Nudists America FKK
Offense In America (dot net)
National Gang Center
Rainn (dot Org)
Rape Crisis Online
Tags: intimidation, culture, eating disorders, adolescents
Class: Cyber Bullying, Communicating and Bullies, Feminism and Women’s Problems and Human Rights, Social Activism
About the Author (Author Profile)
Jordan Blum is a lifelong nudie and cofounder of Naturist Portal.An Interview with Laura Dodsworth, Originator of ‘Naked Reality’
I first came across Laura Dodsworth’s project through a friend, back when she was still looking for women to share their stories for a brand new effort. The storylines were to be specially all about breasts – do you love them, hate them, why, etc. I was immediately intrigued and definitely wanted to see how things advanced.
After two years of dedicated work, Laura has created a touching, insightful novel of 100 photos and interviews with women about their breasts. I think we definitely need projects like this right now. Women’s bodies have for ages been viewed as a commodity, as decorations, playthings and as sexual objects used to catch the male gaze and attention. In regard to breasts, their primary function (breastfeeding) is typically ignored by society and their portrayal is largely geared towards guys.
Naked Reality presents the voices and narratives that have largely been absent from mainstream media and popular culture. Her book is in which women have taken control of the conversation surrounding their bodies.
Laura also made a grand attempt to comprise an extremely diverse cast of girls. She incorporated girls of different ages (19 – 101), backgrounds, races and body types. The narratives are quite fascinating and honest. They not only talk about breasts, but about many different facets of womanhood.
I hope all my readers will consider buying this novel through her Kickstarter campaign.
Copyright Laura Dodsworth.
Now it’s time to hear from Laura!
How did you appear with the idea of the Bare Reality project? Were you thinking about it for several years or did you suddenly get inspired?