Actually, it’s probably a whole lot lower than that, based on the fact that 1 in 16 women have been forced during their first sexual experience. “This is not “flirting gone awry” or miscommunication between partners about whether or not the sex was mutually desired — it’s out and out predatory rape from men who have intentionally selected younger, less confident and less likely to be able to resist targets. These men believe that women owe them sex and should these girls be reluctant or resist, they will simply coerce them or force them to comply.”

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