Black People : Rape of women and children in America

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  1. noor100

    noor100 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rape of WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN America




    F A C T S * A B O U T * V I O L E N C E
    U.S. Statistics / Global / Links to Statistics
    U.S. STATISTICS

    Fact #1: 17.6 % of women in the United States have survived a completed or attempted rape. Of these, 21.6% were younger than age 12 when they were first raped, and 32.4% were between the ages of 12 and 17. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)

    Fact #2: 64% of women who reported being raped, physically assaulted, and/or stalked since age 18 were victimized by a current or former husband, cohabiting partner, boyfriend, or date. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)

    Fact #3: Only about half of domestic violence incidents are reported to police. African-American women are more likely than others to report their victimization to police Lawrence A. Greenfeld et al. (1998). (Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouses, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends. Bureau of Justice Statistics Factbook. Washington DC: U.S. Department of Justice. NCJ #167237. Available from National Criminal Justice Reference Service.)

    Fact #4: The FBI estimates that only 37% of all rapes are reported to the police. U.S. Justice Department statistics are even lower, with only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes being reported to law enforcement officials.

    Fact #5: In the National Violence Against Women Survey, approximately 25% of women and 8% of men said they were raped and/or physically assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or date in their lifetimes. The survey estimates that more than 300,000 intimate partner rapes occur each year against women 18 and older. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)

    Fact #6: The National College Women Sexual Victimization Study estimated that between 1 in 4 and 1 in 5 college women experience completed or attempted rape during their college years (Fisher 2000).

    Fact #7: Men perpetrate the majority of violent acts against women (DeLahunta 1997).

    Fact #8: Every two minutes, somewhere in America, someone is sexually assaulted. (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) calculation based on 2000 National Crime Victimization Survey. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice)

    Fact #9: One out of every six American women have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. (Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, National Institute of Justice and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1998)

    Fact #10: Factoring in unreported rapes, about 5% - one out of twenty - of rapists will ever spend a day in jail. 19 out of 20 will walk free. (Probability statistics based on US Department of Justice Statistics)

    Fact #11: Fewer than half (48%) of all rapes and sexual assaults are reported to the police (DOJ 2001).

    Fact #12: Sexual violence is associated with a host of short- and long-term problems, including physical injury and illness, psychological symptoms, economic costs, and death (National Research Council 1996).

    Fact #13: Rape victims often experience anxiety, guilt, nervousness, phobias, substance abuse, sleep disturbances, depression, alienation, sexual dysfunction, and aggression. They often distrust others and replay the assault in their minds, and they are at increased risk of future victimization (DeLahunta 1997).

    Fact #14: According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, more than 260,000 rapes or sexual assaults occurred in 2000; 246,180 of them occurred among females and 14,770, among males (Department of Justice 2001).

    Fact #15: Sexual violence victims exhibit a variety of psychological symptoms that are similar to those of victims of other types of trauma, such as war and natural disaster (National Research Council 1996). A number of long-lasting symptoms and illnesses have been associated with sexual victimization including chronic pelvic pain; premenstrual syndrome; gastrointestinal disorders; and a variety of chronic pain disorders, including headache, back pain, and facial pain (Koss 1992).Between 4% and 30% of rape victims contract sexually transmitted diseases as a result of the victimization (Resnick 1997).

    Fact #16: More than half of all rapes of women occur before age 18; 22% occur before age 12. (Full Report of the Prevalance, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women, Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey, November, 2000)

    Fact #17: In 2000, nearly 88,000 children in the United States experienced sexual abuse (ACF 2002).

    Fact #18: About 81% of rape victims are white; 18% are black; 1% are of other races. (Violence Against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994.)

    Fact #19: About half of all rape victims are in the lowest third of income distribution; half are in the upper two-thirds. (Violence against Women, Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1994.)

    Fact #20: According to the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS), a national survey of high school students, 7.7% of students had been forced to have sexual intercourse when they did not want to. Female students (10%) were significantly more likely than male students (5%) to have been forced to have sexual intercourse. Overall, black students (10%) were significantly more likely than white students (7%) to have been forced to have sexual intercourse (CDC 2002).

    Fact #21: Females ages 12 to 24 are at the greatest risk for experiencing a rape or sexual assault (DOJ 2001).

    Fact #22: Almost two-thirds of all rapes are committed by someone who is known to the victim. 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger (— 38% of perpetrators were a friend or acquaintance of the victim, 28% were an intimate and 7% were another relative.) (National Crime Victimization Survey, 2005)

    Fact #23: The costs of intimate partner violence against women exceed an estimated $5.8 billion. These costs include nearly $4.1 billion in the direct costs of medical care and mental health care and nearly $1.8 billion in the indirect costs of lost productivity and present value of lifetime earnings. (Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia, March 2003).

    Fact #24: Domestic violence occurs in approximately 25-33% of same-sex relationships. (NYC Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project, October 1996.)

    Fact #25: Boys who witness their fathers' violence are 10 times more likely to engage in spouse abuse in later adulthood than boys from non-violent homes. (Family Violence Interventions for the Justice System, 1993)

    Fact #26: An estimated 50,000 women and children are trafficked into the United States annually for sexual exploitation or forced labor. (U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 2000)

    Fact #27: Somewhere in America a woman is battered, usually by her intimate partner, every 15 seconds. (UN Study On The Status of Women, Year 2000)

    Fact #28: A University of Pennsylvania research study found that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to low-income, inner-city Philadelphia women between the ages of 15 to 44 - more common than automobile accidents, mugging and rapes combined. In this study domestic violence included injuries caused by street crime.

    Fact #29: Following the Supreme Court's decision in 2000 to strike down the civil-rights provision of the Federal Violence Against Women Act (ruling that only states could enact such legislation), only two states in the country (Illinois and California) have defined gender-based violence, such as rape and domestic violence, as sex discrimination, and created specific laws that survivors can use to sue their perpetrators in civil court. (Kaethe Morris Hoffer, 2004).

    Fact #30: A study reported in the New York Times suggests that one in five adolescent girls become the victims of physical or sexual violence, or both, in a dating relationship. (New York Times, 8/01/01)
     
  2. StefiA

    StefiA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sadly all of this is very believable.
     
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    The Statistics in the Motherland are 4 times as sickening especialy, in South Africa and the Congo, but will these statstics rise as economic tensions and stress increase

    and what form of Black nationalist or simply Black folks across the nation, in terms of real strategies to eradicate this pathology
    are bieng discussed, worked on and properly funded????

    600 years ago no Black man or woman put a needle in their arm to inject heroin into it ,
    yet however today it is a major problem in every major city where we live on the planet.

    If a pathology can be created then a pathology can be destroyed
     
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    It's getting like a daily thing that this happening ......Do the wrongdoers see it as a game ???

    sadly and painful.
     
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    But all of us as black men should be trained enough to deal with those knuckas in a

    DROP SQUAD

    type fashion
     
  6. StefiA

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    I've been trying to find this article that I read on the net a while back, but can't track it down...
    Anyway the article was about a survey done of guys in college where they were asked...
    "Would you rape a girl if you knew you could get away with it?"
    I can't remember the exact percentage that replied yes, but I remember at the time being just blown away by how high it was... like maybe 20% or something...
    And the point being a lot of the time they are going to get away with it...
    People always think of rape as a really violent act where if the girl goes to the cops she's going to be able to show visible injuries which would back up her story...
    But that only happens if the girl puts up a fight...
    Many times a girl will just give in and let the guy do what he wants in the hope that as well as getting raped she'd not going to also suffer a severe beating maybe leading to serious injury...
    In that case not only will it be harder to prove her case as she'll lack bruises, cuts etc, but in many places its still the case that unless a girl puts up a significant struggle she is assumed to have given consent, or if an offence is still committed it counts as forced sex - a sexual assault rather than rape.
    Then if she does go to court the guy's defence will do everything they can to prove she's a wh*re - so any girl who's had a few partners is going to think twice about going ahead with the prosecution
    Regardless of shade any girl from full black to light mixed knows that she is at the very bottom of the scale as far as most things go, including justice.

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    I found this article which mentions that survey I was talking about and it suggest things were way worse than I remembered....

    51-60% of college men report they would rape a woman if they were certain that they would get away with it.

    http://web.mit.edu/stop/www/statistics.htm
     
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    StefiA Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    @Bientempo
    There will always be exceptions - sometimes a DA or the police might feel it necessary to 'sacrifice' a white person in the hope that that would deflect attention from all the everyday racist practices they might get up to - might sound unlikely, but I'm sure its possible...

    What Nifong's exact reasons for pursuing this were I'm not sure...

    Remember the saying "an exception doesn't disprove a rule it just emphasizes it."

    Let's face it even a pure white girl has a hard enough job getting a rapist convicted, especially if like I said she has taken the decision not to fight back.
     
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    Until men in any society are taught to respect women and not see them as property, inherently inferior, and submissive to men, this problem will never be eradicated. Until men check their boys about this type of behavior towards women. Until mothers and fathers teach their boys to respect women and not see them as sexual objects waiting to be conquered, this problem will never cease. I understand sexual violence happens at the hands of women, however, in talking about violence perpetrated by men, all one has to do is look at how women, particularly black women are reviled in just about every society.
     
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    True story:
    Two weeks before I arrived in Viet-Nam my squad beat up an other squad in the same infantry Company for raping a young Vietnamese woman. Sending four of them for a week to a military hospital. My company commander dropped the charges against our squad. And sent two of the other quad members to Leavenworth Military prison.

    Though this type of incidence does not usually happen with similar results. I do believe that the rapper should as lease be beaten for their crime (perhaps public floggings are in order).
     
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