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The survey where men admitted they would rape someone if they could get away with it

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Cakescakescakes Wed 18-Oct-17 20:25:43

Can anyone link me to an article about this? I’m so sure I haven’t made it up but I can’t find it by googling. I’m sure it was a survey at an American university where a high number of the men surveyed (anonomously) said they would rape a woman if they knew 100% they wouldn’t be caught or punished.

TheQueenOfWands Wed 18-Oct-17 20:27:21

There's a reddit thread similar.

Was quite a harrowing read.

Cakescakescakes Wed 18-Oct-17 20:29:31

I have the figure in my head that a third of them said they would? Which I’m sure is also even an underestimation as am sure some wouldn’t admit it even in an anonymous survey.

Monstamio Wed 18-Oct-17 20:32:07

This news piece from Jezebel has the info and also links through to the actual research publication.

jezebel.com/1-in-3-college-men-admit-they-would-rape-if-we-dont-ca-1678601600

It was a tiny study though, so not terribly valid statistically speaking. It does make for worrying reading though.

GailLondon Wed 18-Oct-17 20:33:09

This one I think jezebel.com/1-in-3-college-men-admit-they-would-rape-if-we-dont-ca-1678601600

Cakescakescakes Wed 18-Oct-17 22:37:09

Thanks yes that’s the one I was thinking of.

DJBaggySmalls Thu 19-Oct-17 01:24:24

There are a couple mentioned here that show men dont link their attempts at forcible sex with rape, including a large scale study conducted by the UN.
They suggest that campaigns against rape dont reach them, because they dont think of themselves as rapists ;

www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS2214-109X%2813%2970069-X/abstract

thinkprogress.org/1-in-3-college-men-in-survey-say-they-would-rape-a-woman-if-they-could-get-away-with-it-ffa7406b9778/

thinkprogress.org/what-we-can-learn-from-the-largest-international-study-on-rape-thats-been-conducted-so-far-eb2b549a0ab3/

This article from 2014 warns that gender based violence is normal to younger women, and emphasizes our need for safe spaces.
thinkprogress.org/for-young-women-sexual-violence-is-the-new-normal-6245103f6a4/

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