Distribution of 10 Rape Victims in 2003

by Leah Rose Schwebel on Oct 28, 2014 | Views: 47 | Score: 0
female rape victims9
male rape victims1
Sources: rainn.org
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Leah Rose Schwebel
Leah Rose Schwebel on Oct 28, 2014 6:20 PM said:

In 2003, a very high percentage, 90 percent out of ten rape victims, were female. I bring this up today because it is still a prevalent issue, and we need to show women that they should not have to hide who they are in order to stay safe. Rape is a serious crime and very underestimated by the public.

Dustin M.
Dustin M. on Oct 29, 2014 12:52 AM said:

Be careful, much of this lies in how rape is defined. I'd suggest this TIME article: time.com/3393442/cdc-rape-num…

Kathleen Reynolds
Kathleen Reynolds on Oct 31, 2014 7:16 AM said:

The Time article questions CDC rape numbers based on a broader definition of rape to include acts where one is "made to penetrate." The Department of Justice National Crime Victimization Survey, on which this graph is based, does not provide a definition of rape/sexual assault. The FBI defines rape under its Uniform Crime Reports as (warning: explicit content follows) "Penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim." I wonder if men who have been anally raped would consider their pain, trauma and victimization to be the same as that of one who had been "made to penetrate."

Dustin M.
Dustin M. on Oct 31, 2014 9:41 AM said:

It's not a competition to see who feels more trauma or victimization. Nonconsensual sex is rape, regardless of victim or perpetrator. So much of what makes rape so devastating is the lack of control and feeling of powerlessness and these are feelings that are not specific victims raped by men.