Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Rape is NOT a gendered issue, so stop treating it like one.


40% of rapists are women

The Predictors of Sexual Coercion Against Women and Men

Study of 7,667 university students from 38 sites: 3.0% of men reported forced sex

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.

Men often coerced into sex: study

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

Men Outnumber Women Among American Rape Victims(about prison rape)

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)

3 in 4 B.C. boys on street sexually exploited by women

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.

Male Statutory rape victims forced to pay child support

Female Pedophiles Cause Children More Harm, According to Research by University of Bergen, Norway
 According to multiple studies, 59% to 80% of male sex offenders were sexually abused by females.
“59% of the rapists had been heterosexually molested.”
Other studies showed: 66% (Groth, 1979) and 80% (Briere and Smiljanich, 1993).

Yet 99% of those convicted for rape, are men (page 27)

Men and women are both capable of being victims and perpetrators. Rape is NOT a gendered issue, so stop treating it like one.

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