Indian Country 52 #36 – Assaults on Women
“According to the 2011 study, which surveyed 14,155 people, an estimated 19.3 percent of women and 1.7 percent of men said they had been raped. An estimated 43.9 percent of women and 23.4 percent of men said they suffered some other form of sexual violence. Just to reiterate, for anyone who doubts that sexual assault is a serious, ubiquitous problem in our culture: nearly half of women and a quarter of men endure unwanted sexual contact or sexual coercion in their lifetimes. That’s fucking horrific.
And, across different races and ethnicities, the proportion of women who report being raped is distressingly high: an estimated 32.3 percent of multiracial women, 27.5 percent of American Indian/Alaska Native women, 21.2 percent of non-Hispanic black women, 20.5 percent of non-Hispanic white women, and 13.6 percent of Hispanic women say they’ve been raped.
“A substantial proportion of U.S. female and male adults have experienced some form of sexual violence, stalking, or intimate partner violence at least once during their lifetimes,” the CDC report concludes. “Consistent with previous studies, the overall pattern of results suggest that women, in particular, are heavily impacted over their lifetime.””
– Jezebel, CDC Study: 1 in 5 Women in the United States Have Been Raped.
“Multiracial women were the most affected by sexual violence, with 32 percent raped at some point in their lives, the survey found. That compares with 28 percent of American Indian or Alaska Native women, 21 percent of black women, 21 percent of non-Hispanic white women and 14 percent of Hispanic women.”
– Timaru Herald, One in five US women have been raped.
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Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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