The odds of being attacked by a shark in the US are 1 in 11,500,000, but no one gets mad at people who want to avoid the ocean.
The odds of a woman being sexually assaulted in her lifetime are 1 in 6, but if she doesn’t feel safe around strange…
"Sexual harassment is intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. In the United States, sexual harassment is a form of discrimination which violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The legal and social definition of what constitutes sexual harassment differ widely by culture. Sexual harassment includes a wide range of behaviors from seemingly mild transgressions to serious forms of abuse, and some forms of sexual harassment overlap with sexual assault. Sexual harassment may include, but not limited to, leering, pressure for dates, pressing or rubbing against a person, obscene phone calls, bra snapping, wolf-whistles, lip-smacking, indecent exposure, sexual discrimination, displaying explicit materials, sexist jokes, unwanted grabbing, comments about person’s body, soliciting sexual services or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature."
*straight from the pcar websight on forms of sexual assault.*
"The National Crime Victimization Survey found that 0.5% of women and 0.06% of men, age 12 or older, were victims of rape or sexual assault in 1995. (The NCVS groups together rape and sexual assault.) By 2010, these numbers had decreased to 0.2% of women and 0.01% of men."
*Direct from the Bureau of Justice website*
"However, when prison rapes are included in the statistics it has been reported that, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, "…more men are raped in the U.S. than women… In 2008, it was estimated 216,000 inmates were sexually assaulted while serving time… compared to 90,479 rape cases outside of prison."
*I just thought this excerpt was interesting.*
A) I showed that sexual harassment can and does get classified as sexual assault.
B) I provided real staticstics AND sources for my statistics.