CDC survey finds sexual violence and stalking is ‘widespread public health problem’ in the U.S.

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nearly 1 in 5 women (18.3% and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) have been raped at some time in their lives. On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the U.S. Read “The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).”


  1. The “1.4 percent of men” stat doesn’t tell the whole story. It defines rape as the attacker penetrating the victim, which excludes women who use their vagina to rape a man which is counted as “made to penetrate”. The very same survey says 4.8% of men reported that they were made to penetrate someone else.” If you properly include these victims, from 4.8% to 6.2% of all men have been raped. Also, the study says 79.2% of male victims of “made to penetrate” reported only female perpetrators.


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