Questions tagged [sexual-abuse]

The forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another.

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Is this Swedish government pamphlet a guide for men who have married underage girls?

From this tweet, by a tweeter who claims to be located in Sweden: No Joke: Sweden’s board of health and welfare and the migration authority just released this pamphlet called “information to the ...
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Are frat members more often involved in rape?

This is more about a common prejudice (or not) about fraternities than about some famous claim. I want to know whether frat members rape more than the common non-fraternity member? In Opinion: '...
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Do victims of rape have biological defenses that prevent pregnancy?

Pro life Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for Senate in Missouri, recently said: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Needless to say, this ...
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Was there a camera malfunction at the facility where Jeffrey Epstein was being held on the night of his death? [closed]

Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead of an apparent suicide in his cell in a Manhattan correctional facility this morning; August 10, 2019. And according to the following tweet by ...
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In Alabama, if a person is found not guilty of rape, is their accuser assumed to be lying?

jessica a. m. @my2k so the Alabama abortion criminalization bill has an extra tacked onto the end of it wherein, if a woman reports being raped and they find the person she accused not guilty, SHE ...
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Has Congress's Office of Compliance secretly settled sexual harassment lawsuits?

Info Wars host, Mike Cernovich claims, via a recent Change.org petition that Congress has sealed settled sexual harassment lawsuits from the public record? What if I told you that Congressmen ...
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Did most sex workers experience abuse as a child?

Dr. Drew Pinsky, a medical doctor who hosts several television and radio programs, claims quite frequently that most people who engage in sex-related industries, such as prostitution or pornography, ...
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Do UK background checks successfully ‘prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups’? [closed]

When working with children in the UK, it's common to hear griping about the restrictions and administrative overhead imposed by compliance with the Disclosure & Barring (DBS) regime. Despite this ...
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Was Isaac Asimov notorious for groping women?

A recent Io9 article says the following about Isaac Asimov: Meanwhile, author Isaac Asimov’s proclivity for groping women was so widely known that in 1961, the chair of Chicon III wrote a letter ...
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Do 87% of female rape victims experience an orgasm during the attack?

Several sources report that a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, titled "Shame and Guilt in the Aftermath of Sexual Attack" found that a vast majority — sometimes reported as 87% — ...
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Is Sweden experiencing a “rape epidemic?”

The US think-tank, the Gatestone Institute - along with many conservative web-sites, has claimed that rapes in Sweden have gone up because of the influx of refugees from the Middle East. Forty ...
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Do dolphins rape humans?

Do dolphins rape humans? Comment on a dolphin-related question: [I have] no idea if they rescue humans when drowning but I know that there are documented cases of them raping people! (as a side-...
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Did Alfred Kinsey sexually abuse children for his studies?

The following is an interesting question posted in Psychology.SE which was closed as off-topic. It was not migrated here so I thought I would ask it. An article at https://web.archive.org/web/...
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Is one in five women the victim of rape/sexual assault?

A (NSFW) 2014 YouTube video from social justice fashion company, FCKH8, claims: One out of every five women will be sexually assaulted or raped by a man. Is there any truth to this claim, and what ...
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Does New York City have a room for teachers suspected of sexually assaulting pupils? [closed]

This question over on Politcs.SE created a lot of argument over the pros and cons of unions in public services. One particular comment dated January 2017 by K Dog caught my eye: NYC is the worst. ...
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Did a victim of Weinstein testify in a letter that the acts performed were consensual?

The German newspaper FAZ reports: Die Ankläger erreichte eine schriftliche Stellungnahme der früheren Nachwuchsschauspielerin Lucia Evans. Darin beschrieb Evans den Oralsex mit Weinstein in dessen ...
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Do an overwhelming majority of rapes not involve relatives?

From a tweet thread started by https://twitter.com/VocalFriez/status/1046487752429072384 , a citation is made of RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), saying that the overwhelming ...
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Do 90% of rape cases in the UK go unreported?

According to this image which I've seen on facebook a number of times, 2 in 1000 rapists are falsely accused and 90% go are unreported. I already know that the number of falsely accused rapists shown ...
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Did Muslim immigrants rape over 300 Swedish children in seven months of 2013?

From Top Conservative News: Muslim immigrants raped over 300 Swedish children in seven months of 2013 In the first seven months of 2013, over 1,000 Swedish women reported being raped by Muslim ...
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Did GOP senators say these things about Kavanaugh allegations?

I saw the following screenshot on Twitter: The picture shows an MSNBC screen with the header "GOP SENATORS ON KAVANAUGH ALLEGATIONS" with pictures and the following quotes: "I'll listen to the lady, ...
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About another answer; it seems to me not one, but two of the sources are irrelevant [closed]

I am skeptical about a reference in an old accepted answer on whether there is a connection between the way one dresses and the chance of being raped. Since the post this concerns is protected, could ...
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Is there evidence that women who said they were sexually assaulted by Trump lied for money?

According to Wikipedia, there are at least 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment. Trump has recently claimed: I was accused by, I believe it was four women," Trump said. "...
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Was a 15-year-old teen sentenced to 15 years because he took 5 seconds to stop intercourse with an 18-year-old?

This story has been floating around in image form. Is it as ludicrous as it is presented, or are there nuanced facts being left out? Did it even happen? The 18-year-old woman (“J.L.”) had sex in ...
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Did Michael Jackson sexually abuse children?

There's been endless controversy over the late 90s and early-ish 2000s about Michael Jackson and sex allegations with children. This whole article is about it. This is the original article from BBC ...
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Does banning fictional portrayal of child abuse reduce actual child abuse?

The United Kingdom's Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (part 2, chapter 2) makes possession of images portraying fictional child abuse punishable by law. Wikipedia has a summary, but here's a snip from ...
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Until 2016, did Germany require rape victims to physically resist their attackers?

From The Independent Germany to tighten rape laws in wake of Cologne attacks, but a search for Google News of "rape Germany laws" also gives matches for The Daily Mail, and Russia Today: Currently, ...
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Did Pakistan military and allies rape 200-400 thousand women during the 1971 war?

A 2016 article from the Indian Express, When raped women and war babies paid the price of a new nation, refers to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and states: An official estimate of 200,000 to 400,...
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Do only 0.6% of rapes lead to incarceration in the US?

According to this website: https://www.rainn.org/statistics/criminal-justice-system, out of every 1000 rapes, 994 perpetrators will walk free Similar percentages are presented for other types of ...
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Was Columbus involved in sexual slavery?

The Oatmeal claims that Columbus engaged in sexual slavery. Columbus began rewarding his lieutenants with sex slaves -- particularly young girls who had been forced into sexual slavery. In a ...
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Is there a high chance of being raped in US prisons?

If there is anything one takes away about US prisons from television and movies, it is that there is a really high chance of you getting raped in the shower or in some other dark place. Now, I don't ...
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Are Germans buying anti-rape “safety shorts”?

From The Express: Safe shorts to STOP women joggers suffering SEX ATTACKS in Germany are sold out, January 1 2017: AN ENTREPRENEUR from Germany has created trousers with the aim of protecting women ...
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Is sexual harassment of girls increasing in schools?

This article claims that experts told UK MP's that sexual harassment is increasing in schools because of internet pornography. However, I haven't seen any references to studies done on the subject so ...
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Are one in five children in Europe victims of sexual violence?

I was recently asked to sign a petition for a campaign against sexual violence against children. The petition claimed that one in five children are victims of some form of sexual violence in Europe. ...
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Did Golda Meir make this quote about curfews for women?

From Why We Can’t Stay Silent on Germany’s Mass Sex Assaults Former Israeli prime minster Golda Meir may have done and said many things people disagree with, but one of her stances is difficult ...
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Is a woman who dresses sexually suggestively more likely to get raped?

There was a recent controversy about a police officer who is reported to have suggested: Women can avoid sexual assault by not dressing like a “slut.” If we leave out the derogatory word and focus ...
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Did the city of Berlin set up safe zones for women for New Year’s Eve 2017/2018?

The BBC has reported that the city of Berlin was setting up “safe zones” for women for New Year’s Eve. It was very heavily reported on by RT, Sputnik and other media. New Year's Eve party in Berlin to ...
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Does getting married prevent violence against women and children?

The American newspaper the Washington Post's PostEverything Op-Ed One way to end violence against women? Married dads. (previously titled "One way to end violence against women? Stop taking lovers and ...
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Did Ivana Trump claim under oath that she had been raped by Donald Trump?

The New Yorker article "Documenting Trump's Abuse of Women" (24 October 2016) recounts Trump biographer Harry Hurt III's claim that Ivana Trump said in a sworn deposition she had been raped by Donald ...
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Is there rampant sexual assault of women in Australia?

SBS's article claims that: 19.1% of women had experienced sexual violence since the age of 15 SBS is generally a credible source and data looks like it has been compiled from the government data ...
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Sexual assault epidemic on US campuses or up-playing of same situation as elsewhere? [duplicate]

I'm not from the US nor do I live there - so I definitely have no idea what life on US campuses is like. In recent years I've heard occasional news stories about supposed prevalence of sexual assault ...
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Are these rape statistics correct regarding rapes of black women by white men between 2003 and 2008 in USA?

I recently saw this picture: The image links to this DOJ document. A similar image gives the following sources from the USA Bureau of Justice for the years 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006 (table 42 in ...
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Do Australian pedophiles travel to Southeast Asia to abuse children there?

Australia is considering a law that would ban international travel for registered pedophiles. The reasoning seems to be the assumption that they frequently travel to Asia or south pacific islands for ...
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Did a German judge acquit a man of rape because he is Turkish?

Tyler O'Neil, assistant editor at PJ Media, titles in an article from 2017-04-21: German Judge Says Turkish Man's Forced Violent Sex Is 'Culturally' Not Rape The article goes into lot of details, ...
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Is this a photo of an actual ad posted by sex traffickers?

This image has been cited as an example of a 'sex traffiking ad' in facebook & twitter posts here: Was this picture actually used by sex traffickers to find victims?
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Are these figures about sexual harassment by Trump, O'Reilly, Ailes and Obama correct?

@LegitMillennial claims in a tweet that went viral: I found a graphic I think Fox News might've missed. The image reads: Number of times each have been accused of sexual assault/...
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Did rape crime drop by 90% in Orlando in 1966 due to women firearms training?

Are these images claims valid? Did rapes really drop by 90%? And was it due to women having firearms training (as the image implies)?
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Did the alleged victim of Julian Assange's Swedish sex crime say that police made it up?

In this interview with John Pilger, Julian Assange says ...here we have case where... the woman herself says the police made it up. ... But what is the rhetoric? The rhetoric is... never ...
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Is the Julian Assange sexual assault charge merely alleging condom non-use?

Is Julian Assange being charged with sexual assault merely because he's alleged not to use a condom? I heard the claim on Australian talkback radio station 2UE this afternoon, and the following was ...
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Do orangutans rape women?

Following up from the lions-attacking-menstruating-women question, I read an account that claimed male orangutans will rape a human woman, especially if she is in menstruated. Are there verified ...
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Can reading a word trigger a trauma flashback?

It is a well known fact that some situations may trigger flashbacks of trauma in PTSD sufferers, like going to some places, or seeing particular scenes in movies or TV. Lately I've seen many mentions ...