Facts | Key Statistics
One in four college women has survived rape or attempted rape in their lifetime.
Rape can affect anyone – no matter their race, ethnicity, sex, gender, social class, or sexual orientation. Rape is NEVER the survivor’s fault. The only person to blame for rape is the rapist!
American women serving in the Middle East are more likely to be raped by a comrade than to be killed by an enemy. (Pentagon)
Women around the world, ages 15-44, are more at risk of rape and domestic violence than from cancer, car accidents, war, and malaria. (U.N.)
The Facts About Gender Inequality
We are not all created equal. WOmen still earn less than our male counterparts, regardless of race.
Women earn only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. African-American women earn 64 cents, and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian male.
Women who advance most at work, studies agree, are more attractive, thinner, taller, and have a more youthful appearance than their female colleagues who are promoted less often.
A landmark study from Cornell University found, when white females put on an additional 64 pounds, their wages drop 9 percent. (Forbes)
According to a number of studies, a woman’s appearance can impact perceptions of her abilities, both negatively and positively.
The amount of makeup a woman wears impacts her perceived attractiveness, likeability, competence, and trustworthiness, but the same survey found women who wore “too much” makeup were perceived as less trustworthy. (Huffington Post)