A Worldwide Teaching Program to Stop Rape [nytimes.com]

 

Second in a three-part series about solutions for sexual assault.

High rates of sexual assaults on college campuses get a lot of attention — and rightly so. But do you know what group has higher rates of sexual assault and rape than college women? College-age women who aren’t in college.

These sexual assaults, unfortunately, don’t get a lot of attention. One reason is that while college women gather in a place that’s held responsible for their safety, non-college women are scattered. Probably more important, college women and their families tend to have more resources and power than women who didn’t stay in school. Resources plus power equal attention.

This problem is global. Around the world, the poorer you are, the more likely you are to be raped. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, for example, Americans who had a household income of less than $7,500 per year reported being victims of sexual assault at 12 times the rate of people with a household income of $75,000 or more.

[For more on this story by Tina Rosenberg, go to https://www.nytimes.com/2018/0...am-to-stop-rape.html]

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