Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Rape and unreason

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  • andin, in reply to Russell Brown,

    unflinching on the field, but serious and humble off it. Part of it is that many of the PI players are Christians. Some don’t drink.

    still seems to me one dimensional, But hey, I dont model myself on any rugby player. Just shoot'n the breeze

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1890 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart,

    I found this via David Farrier this morning:

    One in Ten Young Americans Has Committed Sexual Violence. The study it reports on is here.

    It’s not ’one in ten, it’s 8%, but that’s 8% who self-reported that they had “kissed, touched, or “made someone else do something sexual” when they “ knew the person did not want to.” Three percent of teens verbally coerced a victim into sex; 3 percent attempted to physically force them into sex; 2 percent perpetrated a completed rape.”

    By the 18-19 bracket, 48% of perpetrators are female. The most common perpetrator is a white boy from a well-off family.

    It’s depressing, but what the study recommends is part of what we’ve been talking about here: bystander intervention. “Dude, no, that’s not cool.” And we can all do that.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4651 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Emma Hart,

    Emma, I don’t read or take part in these threads for “trigger” reasons: my first teenage sexual experience was bad, very (no, not family). Thank you from my heart for doing the work that I find impossible to do.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe,

    That should be thanks Russell and Emma!

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2899 posts Report Reply

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