Re: thank you, Robert Jensen!

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Posted by Lilly from D006077.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 11:45PM :

In Reply to: thank you, Robert Jensen! posted by Lilly from D006077.N1.Vanderbilt.Edu ( on Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 11:34PM :

& for women, I believe the statistics are like this (remember, too, that rape is an under-reported crime), please see the statistics below.

A REALLY good film that addresses the culture that Jensen brings up is "A Ma Soeur" (or in the States, it goes by the title "Fat Girl"). Another of my favorite films.

1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 7 men will be raped in their lifetime. (FBI, 1994)

More than 2 million cases of child abuse are reported annually and 40% of these cases involve sexual abuse. (U.S. Department of Justice)

Somewhere in America, a woman is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. (U.S. Department of Justice)

1 out of 4 girls and 1 out of 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18. (Journal of Traumatic Stress)

1/3 of all sexual assaults reported to law enforcement agencies involved a victim under the age of 12; 1 in 4 of these victims is male. (U.S. Department of Justice)

Among female rape victims, 61% are under age 18. (Population Reports: Ending Violence Against Women)

48% of males are raped before the age of twelve; 23% between 12 and 17. (National Violence Against Women Survey)

16% of rapes are ever reported to the police. (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

77% of rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim. (U.S. Department of Justice)

80.5% of males are raped by someone known to them. (National Violence Against Women Survey)

Rape and sexual assault victims were most likely to be raped or sexually assaulted at home (33.7%), or near a friend, relative or neighbor's home (21.3%). (U.S. Department of Justice)

52% of gay men and lesbians reported at least one incident of coercion by same-sex partners. (National Crime Victimization)

Among adolescents and young adults, the perpetrator is a date or acquaintance in up to 80% of assaults. (Reported in The Chronicle)

Approximately 1 out of every 3 high school and college students experienced sexual, physical, verbal or emotional violence in a dating relationship. (American Journal of Preventive Medicine)

The prevalence of teen dating violence if estimated to range from 9% to 60%, including verbal, physical and sexual violence. (Journal of the American Medical Women's Association)

3% of men reported being the victim of an attempted or completed rape. (National Violence Against Women Survey)

An estimated 302,100 women and 92,700 men are forcibly raped each year in the United States. (U.S. Department of Justice)

1 in 4 women had been victims of rape or attempted rape. (Research Center on Women)

90% of women under the age of 50 who have served in the U.S. Military report being victims of sexual harassment. (Journal of Interpersonal Violence)

1 out of every 5 young women in college reports being forced to have sexual intercourse. (National Center of Victims of Crime)

4 out of 5 students (81%) have experienced some form of sexual harassment during their school years. (AAUW Educational Foundation)

22% of all rape victims are between the usual college ages of 18 and 24. (The National Center for Victims of Crime)

33.9% of men who were raped after age 18 suffered other physical injuries during the attack. (National Violence Against Women Survey)

Among developmentally disabled adults, 83% of females and 32% of males are victims of sexual assault. (Disabled Women's Network)

Of the 22 substances used in drug-facilitated rapes, ethanol is the most common finding in investigations. (Journal of Forensic Sciences)

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