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Is It True That 20% of Women Will Be Victims of Sexual Assault in Their Lifetime?

Christina Hoff Summers debunks a powerful piece of popular disinformation in the new installment of her video series from the American Enterprise Institute.

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April 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Factual Feminist video blog, hosted by Christina Hoff Sommers, covers all subjects related to feminist philosophies and practices. Christina and her #FactFem colleagues use a data-driven approach to the basic tenets of feminism and related topics.

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Remember, people: 7 out of every 4 women will be gang-raped by Mormon bikers in their lifetime.

That's what the NOW's statistics say, anyway.
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The survey may have included some people who you or I would not consider to have been raped, but the wording of what was said was rape in your lifetime, not rape this year. I was raped many times as a child, but never tried to get the police involved. I don't know the names of my many rapists! And I was date raped in college. That was not considered rape back then.

I believe that their statistics were poorly done, and that the number of women raped in their lifetime is much higher than this. I am not considering the idea that a drink before sex makes it rape.
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Is It True That 20% of Women Will Be Victims of Sexual Assault in Their Lifetime?

No.
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As I recall the testimony by a former military female who works with military rape victims, more men were seeking therapy re rape than women. Since we assume that thousands of rapacious military females are not on a rampage at our military installations, we have to conclude that males are raping males. Now that is a stat no one wants to investigate. Homosexuals are a protected class in the military now.
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File this one right alongside the 50% divorce rate.
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Yeah, another statistic that doesn't hold up to scrutiny. How to get your statistics to set the divorce rate so high? Easy: just compare the number of marriages starting to the number ending in divorce. For each two marriages starting this year, you have one ending in divorce. Whoa! One marriage ending for each of the two starting? That's like, half of the marriages ending, man! (Actually, even in this absurd frame, that would be a third of the marriages, since the ratio is two to one, but never mind. The people you want to read these studies don't know how to do math.)

Meanwhile, say nothing about how many marriages neither began nor ended these years; don't confuse your readers with the facts. Also, say nothing about how many of these divorces are between second- and third-time losers (or worse) who haven't allowed experience to overcome their optimism. The point here is to make marriage as an institution look really unlikely to succeed for today's youngsters while discouraging their traditionalist parents a little more and giving them another reason to wring their wrists about love not being forever anymore these days, so DON'T CONFUSE YOUR READERS WITH THE FRIGGIN' FACTS!
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Remember, people: 7 out of every 4 women will be gang-raped by Mormon bikers in their lifetime.

That's what the NOW's statistics say, anyway.
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No, it's Baptists, not Mormons! Get your facts straight!

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I think you're referring to the SPLC's statistics; which say it's Baptist bartenders.
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Exactly!


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