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Questions tagged [sexual-abuse]

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

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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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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 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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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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Do sea otters rape baby seals to death?

Popular facebook group Nature isn’t always kind and cuddly. A study showed that sea otters will restrain baby seals and then begin copulation; sometimes drowning it during the 105-minute-long ...
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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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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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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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Are 1 in 5 college women raped?

In this article, it is claimed that 1 in 5 college women are raped (at least around the 2013-2014 time period). I have heard the claim repeated from other sources (such as the BBC, which was ...
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Do rapists think rape is normal?

I have found the following statement on an article of feminism: Do you know who think all men are rapists? Rapists do. They really do. In psychological study, the profiling, the studies, it comes ...
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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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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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Do 31 US states give rapist fathers visitation rights?

I saw an image on Facebook that claimed 31 US states allow the fathers of children conceived by rape to have visitation rights to the children. The image linked to an alternet article that listed it ...
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Does sexual abuse lead to homosexuality?

An article on the website for the organization Heterosexuals Organized for a Moral Environment (H.O.M.E.) claims that sexual abuse has been shown to lead to Homosexuality: It is a well-documented ...
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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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Is there systemic sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests?

Is there a systemic relationship between Catholic priests and sexual abuse of children? I ask because I grew up in Newfoundland, which was at the time engrossed in the abuse at Mount Cashel ...
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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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Have one in ten women suffered rape in the UK?

A recent survey in the UK claims that about 10% of women have been raped but that most do not report the incident even to friends. In the words of one news report: One in 10 women has been raped, ...
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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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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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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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Can the Rape-aXe only be removed by a doctor?

The Rape-aXe was a prototype of a female condom designed to attach itself to an attacker's penis with barbs if an attacker attempts to penetrate the woman wearing the Rape-aXe. The inventor claims ...
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Is rape a crime about violence and power, or a crime of passion?

Adam Carolla, from the popular radio show Loveline, and in the Guiness Records for the most downloaded podcast of all time made the following claim (1 min mark): rape is not a sexual crime, you ...
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Were American female soldiers in Iraq or Afghanistan more likely to be raped by their fellow soldiers than attacked by the enemy?

BradyBunch12 wrote in a Reddit post with 3.9k upvotes in What's a statistically proven fact that nobody wants to hear? While deployed in Afghanistan or Iraq, American female soldiers were more ...
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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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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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Was this image used in an anti-rape advertising campaign?

I saw an "advertisement" make the rounds on Facebook, which reads: Jake was drunk. Josie was drunk. Jake and Josie hooked up. Josie could NOT consent. The next day Jake was charged with RAPE. ...
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Does legalizing prostitution decrease sexual violence against all women?

In the debate about legalizing prostitution, yes or no, one claim is the legalization will decrease sexual violence against all women. For example from answers of pros in the link provided: "It ...
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Are annual female rape and male “made to penetrate” rates similar in the US?

In the 2010 Summary Report of the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, there are two figures that are surprisingly similar: In Table 2.1, they claim the 12-month weighted rate ...
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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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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 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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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 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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Have 5% of Australian Catholic priests been charged with child sexual abuse offences?

From The Monthly: Letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake There are around 3000 Catholic priests in Australia, plus a few hundred retirees. Of these, an astonishing one in 20 has ...
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Were “comfort women” well-paid?

"Comfort women" is a commonly used euphemism for sex slaves used by the Japanese army during World War II. Negationists argue that "Comfort women" were not sex slaves, and make the specific claim ...
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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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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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Were German police instructed to give information about crimes committed by refugees to the press only upon request?

From German authorities accused of migrant attack cover up: Elsewhere, a high-ranking Frankfurt police officer told Bild, strict instructions had been given not to volunteer information about ...
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Was John Maynard Keynes a child molester?

I was reading Conservapedia's article on John Maynard Keynes and pederasty: Keynes and his friends made numerous trips to the resorts surrounding the Mediterranean. At the resorts, little ...
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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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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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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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Cause of Catholic clergy sexual abuse is the attitude of the 60's and 70's

Is there corroborating evidence to support the arguments put forward in a recent study by the U.S. Conference of Bishops that neither celibacy nor homosexuality can be blamed for the clerical abuse ...
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Did Soviet soldiers commit two million rapes of German women in 1945?

During the Allied troops entry and occupation of German territory during the later stages of World War II, it is alleged that mass rapes were committed by Allied Forces. The Telegraph reported: ...
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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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Are men raped at a higher rate than women, after considering prison rape?

I've seen a number of articles claiming that contrary to what one might expect, American men are raped more often than women when one takes in to account prison rape. Is this accurate? Examples of ...
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Is sex slavery active in the Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates?

In Iran (as a neighbor of these countries from the north of Persian Gulf) it is common to hear claims that sex slavery is active in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. You can find some ...
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Are members of organized rape gangs in the UK mostly of Kashmir / Pakistani origin?

On BBC three's Free Speech, Does ‘rape culture’ exist in the UK?, James Delingpole, Executive Editor Breitbart London made a claim (4:10 mark) that was followed by boos from the audience and a charge ...
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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 ...