Study of US college women - 12% of the respondents reported ever using any type of force strategy while 43% reported using a coercion strategy and 92% reported using a seduction strategy to initiate sex.
Rape in the military is rampant, and it affects more men than women due to their disproportionate numbers.
Among inmates reporting staff sexual misconduct, ~ 65% reported a female aggressor (A few highlights)
Female inmates in prison (4.7%) or jail (3.1%) were more than twice as likely as male inmates in prison (1.9%) or jail (1.3%) to report experiencing inmate- on-inmate sexual victimization.
Sexual activity with facility staff was reported by 2.9% of male prisoners and 2.1% of male jail inmates, compared to 2.1% of female prisoners and 1.5% of female jail inmates.Up to 15.7% of US prisoners experience rape in 12 month period
94% of sexually abused youth in correctional facilities reported being abused by female staff. Only 40% of the staff is female
2004 Study of teacher sexual misconduct. Those that are punished/reprimanded (96% male, 4% female) and those reported by students (57% male, 43% female)
65% of the survivors who tried to tell a therapist, doctor, teacher or other professional were not believed the first time they disclosed. Overall, 86% of those who tried to tell anyone were not believed the first time they disclosed.
“59% of the rapists had been heterosexually molested.”
Other studies showed: 66% (Groth, 1979) and 80% (Briere and Smiljanich, 1993).
Men and women are both capable of being victims and perpetrators. Rape is NOT a gendered issue, so stop treating it like one.
(reblogged from Tumblr)