I received these statistics at a group I attend called “Building Healthy Relationships.” The statistics are from the “What is LOVE” Domestic Violence Solutions.
1. 70% of pregnant and parenting teens nationwide expirience dating violence.
- The abusive partner believes that they can get away with abuse since they are in the process, or are already raising a child with their significant other.
- Having a child is causing stress and anger.
2. 1 in 6 women have expirienced an attempted or completed rape.
- Rape can be caused by insitutional tolerance.
- Misogny and sexism.
- Internalized misogny and patriarchy.
- Patriachal society in general ( when referring to hererosexual relationships.)
- The rapist wants power.
- They are doing it to make themselves feel better.
3. 33% of men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.
- Maybe less men are raped than women because of gender roles, women are expected to be “weak and submissive.”
- Men don’t report rape as often because of pride or embarassment.
4. 30% of teens have said that their partner had contacted them via cell phone or text messages to constantly check in on them, harass, or ask them to engage in sexual activity.
- It is common for someone who is insecure to worry about their partner, but sometimes people take it a bit to far with the obsessive social engagement.
- It is easier to harass someone via internet/phone.
5. 50% of people who have been raped have also attempted suicide.
- Sexual abuse makes people feel extremley insecure and it can lead to self-hate.
- People who have been raped are more likely to feel depressed and worthless.
- They felt like the rape was their fault.
- They couldn’t bare the pain of remembering what happened.
6. 57% of teens of teens have known sexually, verbally, or physically abused in a relationship.
- Many teens experience abusive relationships/dating violence because they don’t realize what it is happening to them in the moment.
- Many teens don’t realize what is deserved in a healthy relationship.
7. 25 to 33% of LGBT relationships are abusive, which is about the same as heterosexual relationships.
- Abuse can happen in ANY kind of relationship, it doesn’t have to be a relationship between a girl and a guy.
I found these statistics shocking, and extremely sad. What do you think about them? Were you surpised? Comment below and let me know!