Rape Culture Has Friends in High Places

It seems nearly impossible to know definitively how often rape occurs in the United States – partly because so many different reporting agencies have different criteria for what “rape” means, but perhaps even more than that it is because so many rapes – possibly as many as 70 percent of the rapes that occur – are never reported to police.

Why are so many rapes left unreported? There are so many reasons; here are a few.

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