Nearly 1 in 5 Women Sexually Assaulted, Says U.S. Survey - Page 3
Once again, the problem is not necessarily the stranger, but the one you know. For over half of female rape victims their relationship partner committed the violence and 40 percent had been assaulted by an acquaintance. The opposite occurred for over half the men who claimed that an acquaintance raped them.
Now that the numbers are in, it remains to be seen what the CDC will advocate. Certainly, educational programs can assist in helping the public, especially American youth to remain safe. It isn't enough to be with friends. Alcohol oftentimes plays a huge role in sexual violence and friends can lead one right into the hands of a potential violator. More importantly, for both men and women, self-defense can and should be learned and practiced. The predator or victimizer will not go away if the victim is passive. Studies suggest that if one responds quickly and aggressively, an attacker can be thwarted.