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Changing a Culture

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 3 women are survivors of sexual violence or intimate partner violence. Only 40% of rapes are ever reported to the police. Out of every 1000 instances of rape, only 13 cases get referred to a prosecutor, and only 7 cases will lead to a felony conviction. Why is the number of assaults so high, while the number of convictions remains so low? Research shows that societal myths surrounding sexual violence have systemic and institutional support and perpetuate a culture that blames the victim and excuses the perpetrator: Masculinity involves anger, power and dominance: On college campuses and sports teams around the country, males are given the me

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