Fighting to End Sexual Assault in America
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Furthermore, it is estimated that 97 percent of rapists will not be imprisoned and 57 percent of the victims don’t report sexual assault. Two-thirds of the victims knew their attacker.
Nation magazine attributes society’s normalization of misogyny and “hyper-sexuality of men” to the “rape culture” in America. It lists “violent masculinity” and “victim-blaming” as key elements, where a gun in a home increases the chances of a violent death among women, and women are held accountable for provocative dress among other factors.
Read about ten ways you can reduce passiveness towards violence against women in the full article here.
Learn more, help, or find relief
If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, hotlines are available at RAINN’s 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or online at ohl.rainn.org/online. For Department of Defense military members, a hotline has also been set up specifically at 1-877-995-5247.
Volunteer opportunities and educational programs in preventing and overcoming sexual assault can be accessed at RAINN here.
Learn more about how government is involved in the US’s Violence Against Women Act and the UN’s Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.