A few days ago President Obama announced the creation of a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. During this announcement, he offered this piece of misinformation: “It is estimated that one in five women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted during their time there.”
That statistic comes in part from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence study.
There is a very serious problem with the way this study’s questions are worded. Example: “When you were drunk, high, drugged, or passed out and unable to give consent, how many people ever had vaginal sex with you?” Someone who purposely gets drunk with their partner and willingly participates in a sexual encounter is counted as a rape victim!
To learn more, see Katherine Connell’s National Review article: http://bit.ly/1aKE7gZ/
We believe that policies on sexual assault and rape should be based on accurate facts, not fear-inducing hyperbole.
Ask President Obama to stop politicizing the rape issue.
- Phone: 202-456-1111
- Email: http://1.usa.gov/LkZklL
Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
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