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Clark University: Partially responsible for the climate which led to sexual assault?
La Salette Journey ^ | February 24, 2012 | Paul Melanson

Posted on 02/24/2012 7:57:16 AM PST by cleghornboy

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41 rapes is a greater figure than 23 rapes.

41 rapes per 181,000 is about 0.226 per 1,000. That still puts it below the national average of 0.27 per 1,000. And then there's that pesky decline over the last decade...

21 posted on 02/25/2012 6:09:22 PM PST by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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It is anticipated that the reported number of forcible rapes as defined by the UCR will increase when the FBI changes the UCR definition of rape


22 posted on 02/26/2012 2:36:07 AM PST by cleghornboy (La Salette Missionaries in crisis)
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“In 2011, detectives investigated approximately 280 sexual assault cases in which 41 fell within the definition of forcible rape as defined in the UCR. The remainder of the cases did not meet the strict definition....It is anticipated that the reported number of forcible rapes as defined by the UCR will increase when the FBI changes the UCR definition of rape.”

280 sexual assault cases. That number is an obscenity. But a few who post here are determined to try to manipulate the statistics to try to make it appear that Worcester, Massachusetts doesn’t have a problem with sexual assault and violence against women in general.

You can be sure that if these same individuals had a wife, a daughter or a sister who was raped or in some way sexually assaulted, that they wouldn’t be spouting statistics. They would be too busy trying to comfort their loved one and would be in tears.

This is part of the problem. A woman is not a statistic. Unless of course you are an angry person with an agenda to defend the indefensible. Every woman who is sexually assaulted is a person with hopes and dreams. A person who wants to feel safe.

The Vagina Monologues, which Clark University promotes, encourages violence against women. The production objectifies women by placing emphasis on a body part.

The production is demonic and anti-woman. Clark University officials should apologize for presenting it and ensure that the production is never seen on its campus again.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 4:30:53 AM PST by cleghornboy (La Salette Missionaries in crisis)
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