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Bookwitch had a post about sexual abuse/rape. She described how approximately 1/3rd of the people in her e-mail list and friends on LJ have been a victim. When I responded, saying that her numbers were actually very close to the numbers of all people, someone responded to me telling me I was way off. Here are the numbers (exactly as I said they were) from my old Rape Crises Handbook, from when I helped out at the Women's Crises Center:
1 in 3 girls/women will be a victim of some sort of sexual crime sometime in her life.
1 in 4 boys/men will be a victim of some sort of sexual crime sometime in his life.
HOWEVER: only 1 in 9 of these victims will report to the authorities and go through the process of convicting the abuser/rapist.
Note: Most victims know the perpetrator.
I don't have kids myself, but ever since my sister had her kids, I have become more protective of them. Children and animals have always liked me, but now it seems I have gotten better with the children that come into the hospital. I even yelled at a stupid bitch for hiding around a corner with her child screaming in the hallways for her because he didn't know where she was.
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