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October 2, 2014

According to a 2011 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey, an astounding 44% of American women reported experiencing some sort of sexual violence.  On the other hand, the Department of Justice reports that only 16% of women experience rape or attempted rate in the most recent year studied – and that the incidence of reported rape is declining.

 

Despite these statistics and a slew of television shows that feature rape as a plot line, many Americans like to think about rape as something that happens elsewhere in the world.  And, it does. For example, India is confronting a series of horrifying gang rapes.  A few years back, a ten-year old Somali rape victim was stoned to death.

 

But, recently attention has been focusing on the issue of rape in high school and college campuses...

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