Thursday, September 04, 2014

Is it Rape? OR Rape?

Several out-of-touch lawmakers voted that a woman’s life had to be in danger in order to actually be “raped”. Hey lawmakers, in this century, there is only “rape”, not “different kinds of rape”.  ”NO” means “NO.”

If your Congressperson is stuck in the past, doesn’t understand women, and voted, “YEA, there is rape, and other kinds of raperemember they did this and VOTE THEM OUT.  Minnesota’s Congressional District 2 Congressman John Kline voted  YEA.  VOTE HIM OUT!

If John Kline had his way, these rape numbers  would be greatly reduced.  And that’s the wrong way to reduce the occurrence of rape!

The visuals below take a look at the sexual assaults on campuses from 2012. There's a huge problem and re-defining the word, "rape" is not the solution.  

The 100 U.S. Colleges and Universities with the Highest Rates of Reported Forcible Sexual Assaults on Campus (per 1000 Students) - 2012 data

Table: The Top 100 Universities and Colleges in the U.S. With the Highest Number of Cases of Reported Forcible Sexual Assault on Campus per 1000 Students

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1 comment:

Holly Cairns said...

While the topic is depressing, the technology in this post is VERY COOL. I suggest we all go to and look at what it does... it makes visuals out of data so we can easily understand the data. I was blown away by the ebola outbreak mapping. Uh oh. South Africa? Uganda? How can the world help?