Democrat Rep. Offers Tips on House Floor: ‘If You Are Thinking About Putting Drugs in Someone's Drink, Don't’

By CNSNews.com Staff | January 21, 2022 | 4:02pm EST
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(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Cori Bush (D.-Mo.) gave a speech on the House floor on Nov. 2, 2021 in which she offered a set of tips on “how to prevent sexual violence.”

“If you are thinking about putting drugs in someone's drink, don't,” Bush advised.

“If you can't keep yourself from committing sexual assault, always have a trusted friend by your side to stop you from committing sexual assault,” she added.

“If you think you might commit sexual assault, always carry a whistle,” she said. “When you find yourself about to commit sexual assault, blow the whistle until someone else stops you.”

Here is the complete text of Bush’s floor speech offering tips on “how to prevent sexual violence:”

Rep. Cori Bush (D.-Mo.): “Mr. Speaker, St. Louis and I rise, many of us being survivors of sexual harassment and violence, because we are tired of victim blaming. We are tired of being told that if we had just done this or done that it wouldn't have happened to us. We are tired of being told to feel guilty about what we wore or what we said. We are tired of our truth being dismissed.

“Today, I rise to change the narrative and give some tips instead for how to prevent sexual violence. So let's talk about it.

“If you are thinking about putting drugs in someone's drink, don't. If you can't keep yourself from committing sexual assault, always have a trusted friend by your side to stop you from committing sexual assault.

“If you encounter someone who is drunk, unconscious or asleep, do not commit sexual assault against that person.

“If you see someone walking by themselves, just leave them alone.

“If you are worried about committing sexual assault, make sure you wear something that will remind you not to, like a sign or a sticker.

“If you think you might commit sexual assault, always carry a whistle. When you find yourself about to commit sexual assault, blow the whistle until someone else stops you.

“To every survivor of sexual violence, know that no matter how hard the media or your peers or your family or others try to make you feel that what happened to you was your fault, it was not.

“Hear me when I say this: It was not your fault. Know that your congresswoman is working every day to build a world where sexual violence no longer exists, a world where survivors are protected, where we have access to the care that we need, which includes abortion care, a world where the instinct to blame the survivors is replaced with one to provide healing and care.

“Know that in this moment that I love you and that there are others who love you and want to make sure you are healthy, and you are protected. We see you. We hear you. We love you.

“Mr. Speaker, I thank the advocates for giving us all these great tips.”

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