Friday, May 12, 2017
But is it Rape Rape?
From USA Today (You Can't Make This Up Department)
Most U.S. colleges — 89% — reported zero incidents of rape in 2015, according to American Association of University Women (AAUW) analysis of data provided by schools to the U.S. Department of Education.
Of course the numbers have to be fake because we all know that college women are raped a lot.
Reported is the key word. Just because a school had no rape reports doesn’t mean no rapes happened.
It's just that when college women are raped, it's covered up by these same women.
AAUW’s findings very likely do not reflect the true state of sexual violence among college students, since a majority of incidents go unreported. In fact, a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that 80% of student victims don’t report their rape or sexual assault to police, based on data from 1995–2013.
And it looks like things are getting worse.
Still, the 2015 AAUW report isn’t as rosy as the previous year’s. In 2014, 91% of schools reported zero rapes, based on annual crime data disclosed by more than 11,000 colleges and universities.
Apparently women in college often view rape like getting a paper cut, not very important at all.
Why the apparent disparity between reported and actual numbers? Victims have numerous reasons for not reporting their assaults. Twelve percent of victims felt their assaults were not important enough to report to police, according to the DOJ data. Other reasons cited for not reporting include personal reasons and fear of reprisal.
I'll consider campus rape important when the women on campus who are raped consider it important.