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Christian Christensen @ChrChristensen
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(1) A 2016 Eurobarometer poll about attitudes in the EU toward sexual violence against women is disturbing, and the results are rarely discussed. Here are a few results.
(2) When asked if women "often make up or exaggerate claims of abuse or rape" (that's not "sometimes," but OFTEN), here is the % that agreed with that statement. The EU average was 22% (so, 1 in 5).
(3) "Violence against women is often provoked by the victim" (again...not "sometimes," but OFTEN). Here is the % that agree with that statement. The EU average is 17%.
(4) When given 9 different situations & asked if these would make sexual intercourse without consent (thus, rape) acceptable, 1 in 10 across EU thought being drunk, going home with someone after a party, wearing provocative clothing or not fighting back would be justifications.
(5) Based on the previous list of 9 situations, here are the % in each country who agree that "at least one" of those situations justifies sexual intercourse without consent (in other words, rape). The EU average is 27% (so, 1 in 4).
(6) And here is the breakdown for each situation (if sexual intercourse without consent in this circumstance is justifiable), with the % from each country who agreed that it would be justifiable.
(7) The results depressing. They should also lead us to ask how the results are related to how willing are women in different countries to report assault to the police; legislation on/legal definitions of sexual assault; how police/judges/juries treat victims of sexual assault.
(8) Many of countries w/lowest % of refugees/immigrants -- blamed by some for negative attitudes toward women -- at the top of lists when it came to agreeing w/statements about women being to blame for rape, or rape being justified in some cases. So, not just about immigrants.
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