Saturday, March 31, 2012


RAINN...which stands for Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network has stated that someone is sexually assaulted every 2 minutes. Just think about that for a minute...EVERY two minutes. And while I suppose the majority of the victims are females.....they aren't always.....nor are they always adult.

RAINN also states that 54% of all rapes are NOT reported to authorities (or sometimes anyone). Out of those reported one in four will lead to an arrest. Out of those arrests only ONE out of four will lead to a felony conviction. The fact is...that out of 100 sexual assaults...97 rapists will never ever be punished for their actions.

RAINN states that this sends a clear message that if you commit this crime you can and most likely it seems will get away with it. But I think it also sends a message to the that says remain silent.

I thought I would be many things in my life...a statistic was not one of them.


opit said...

I happened to get dragooned into compiling stats - comparing various sources might be closer - some years ago when my wife was tasked with surveying info on child abuse ( all of which was thrown into the hopper as sexually based )
Whatever we make of the nature of our species ( and the Bible thumping Hell and Damnation crew might have a point ) the synopsis was that 1 of 2 males and 2 of 3 females were sexually abused before attaining their majority.
You might as well read Dammit Janet or Echidne of the Snakes for some perspective on the political reality of female harassment as an institutional norm of our so called civilized society. Or try BlogHer.

exMI said...

I will confess to skepticism any time any advocate group come up with overwhelming statistics to support whatever they are pushing.

The sentence in your post that caught my eye though is the last one about being s statistic. Is there someone out there that needs a personal visit? There are some things that would be worth going back to jail for.....

Jen said...