How Male Violence Taught Women & Girls to Attack One Another (audio)
In these very troubled days, a woman or girl reporting male violence AND her attempts to prevent male violence are viewed as far worse than male violence.
Tonya GJ Prince
Even for seasoned experts on various aspects of violence against women, victim blaming. Faulting women and girls for male violence is an easy social habit to fall into.
WE hope people will consider how often & habitually they accuse women & girls of being “selfish, mean, & bigoted” when her offense is being concerned about rampant, random, & unchecked male violence.
Tonya GJ Prince from WESurviveAbuse.com, SurvivorAffirmations.com, and BraidtheLadder.org gives voice to healthful affirmations and reminders.
1 in 10 women in the United States will be raped by an intimate partner in her lifetime.
Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are at a higher risk of rape and domestic violence than cancer, car accidents, malaria or being injured in war.
Globally, around 137 women are killed by their partner or a family member every day.
Between 80 and 100 million girls are ‘missing’ from the world’s population — victims of gender-based infanticide, femicide, malnutrition and neglect.
At least 200 million women and girls aged 15–49 have undergone female genital mutilation.
Approximately 15 million adolescent girls (aged 15 to 19) worldwide have experienced forced sex (forced sexual intercourse or other sexual acts) at some point in their life.
It is estimated that up to 10 million children are victims of child sexual exploitation.
30% of females globally have reported that their first sexual experience was forced
It is estimated that there are 650 million women and girls in the world today who were married before age 18.
The male-female difference in perpetrators of violent crime is about 10 to 1, consistent across every state in the United States, and true of every country for which such data are available…The overwhelming maleness of violence is so pervasive in every human society that it is typically not even recognized as such; it is the ocean in which we swim.