Do Western Societies have a Rape Culture?

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May 29, 21

The state of women’s safety in the UK is poor.

A 2021 United Nations survey revealed that 97% of women aged between 18-24 years have faced sexual harassment in public spaces.

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May 29, 21

Research shows sexual assault victims are blamed for being attacked.

As per 'The Sexual Victimization of College Women' paper, rape victims get blamed for being attacked the most, relative to victims of other interpersonal crimes (like robberies). This has been a point of focus for various empirical investigations.

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May 29, 21

The majority of reported rape cases are true.

According to a study by Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services (CONNSACS), only 2% of reported rape cases are false. Victim-shaming and blaming are graver issues than we consider them to be.

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May 29, 21

False rape cases are only 1% of the total cases, still rape reports are often not believed.

According to a study by The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), 9 in 10 cases are never reported. The Independent, a British online newspaper, cites the reason for fewer numbers of rape cases being reported as the fear of not being believed by the authorities.

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May 29, 21

Sexual harassment isn’t taken seriously in the UK, as demonstrated by the fact that it’s not a criminal offence.

64% of women have been sexually harassed in the UK (where it’s not an offence in its own right). As per UK law, the prosecution does not just have to prove the victim's point of no consent but also the defendant's unreasonable belief that consent was given.

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