Rape: You Could Be The One In Six

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Every two minutes someone in the world is being sexually assaulted or raped. In our generation, teenagers, use the words “ you’re raping me” to rough play with one another, the serious concept of rape is then minimized to light teasing; when in reality, rape physically and emotionally scars a person. There are ten different types of rape- sexual assault, child sexual abuse, drug facilitated assault, obsessive/ sadistic rape, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stranger rape, and partner rape. There are many laws against rape but many rape cases are not reported one of the first Rape Crisis Centers were established in 1974 to help women and men in their communities. However, rape is not given enough importance in this society. This is a big issue for vulnerable children, women and men.

People are unaware of the fact that there isn't just one type of rape and all of them have different meanings. Sexual assault is not directly rape but the action is unwanted touching and unwanted caressing. The word sexual assault is the state's’ term. Rape and sexual assault are two different aspects. Rapes is a forced intercourse either vaginal, anal, or oral by a body part or object.

Statistics show that 17.7 million womean in the us in the are victims of rape.In addtion 1 out 6 people are victims of attemped rape or completed rape. Only three percent of men are raped. 1 out of 33 are raped in their lifetime. Men and women are the only ones affected by his situation children are so affected fifteen percent of victims are children under twelve years old , twenty nine percent are twelve to seventeen years old forty four percent are under the age of eighteen and eighty percent are under the age of thirty. Girls are four times more likely to be raped than boys; especially girls at the age sixteen through nineteen. Seven percent of middle school and nine percent of high school girls have said they have been sexually abused. Three percent of middle school and five percent of high school boys have said they have been sexually abused. Child protection servers in 1995 identified 126,00 children who were victims of sexual abuse seventy five percent were girls and thirty five percent were ranging at the age of fout to seven years old an average of 237,868 of twelve or older are raped or sexually assaulted each year. Every two minutes someone is being raped or sexually assaulted most rape cases won't be reported only three out of one hundred rapist will serve time behind bars. However if a crimes is reported ,authorities are still unlikely to arrest or go threw prosecution.only forty percent of rapist get reported, ten percent get arrested , eight percent get prosecuted ,four percent get a felony conviction, three will spend just a single day in prison, and ninety seven percent will walk away free. seventy three percent of rapes are done but someone the victim knows . Fifty percent of the rapes occur within a mile away from the victim's house...

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