1/2 teen "girls" get sexualy molested or abused in canada. is this a load of crap or not?
I heard a disturbing "fact" on a TV add that 1/2 teen & preteen girls get molested or sexually abused in Canada. personally I can't believe that. it disgusts me to think that sort of thing is common place in Canada and I want to get some "real facts"
PS: if it's that high for girls does that mean boys are that high too?
boys do get sexually molested but people talk about it even less than when it happens to girls because most people think "who would want to" which is messed up.
I know this question is personal so you can answer anonymously, I want to know where people are from and if they or anyone they know have been abused or molested in any way because I think and hope the commercial is "fake" and it outrages me to think they could get away with a "statistic" like that.
1 in 10 coming to the attention of police.steady decline in offences coming to the attention of law enforcement which I think is quite sad.
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One time on yonge street a guy asked me for help with a map then groped me when I looked at the map. I just walked away. Technically that's considered sexual assault under Canadian law.
Under the strictest definition of sexual assault I imagine more then 1/2 of girls have been sexually assaulted.
this isn't to minimize being groped or to downplay the many kids who have suffered much more serious abuse often on an ongoing basis.
I just don't know how to interpret statistics like the one given without knowing what they mean.
What Girls Said 4
I'm not sure about the stats, but I know several women who have been sexually molested.
One of my best friends, and my mom, of the people who are close to me.
It's sick, and it's a bit frightening.
Canadian- and I was never sexually molested/abused as a teen or preteen. Out of all of the girls I grew up with and am still in touch with, I only know one for sure this happened to. The rest- as far as I'm aware, thankfully never experienced it.
I think it's a fake statistic- have you tried looking at statscanada to confirm it? It's not TOTALLY reliable, but since it's government run it's at least based on some verifiable fact like public records, charges, trials, medical records etc.
I know that one in 3 women in Canada will be sexually assaulted or harassed in her lifetime, but that's a bit different considering there's a wide definition of sexual assault/harassment. Technically speaking- if I'm at a bar and a guy grabs my butt without permission it's harassment, maybe assault depending on the circumstances. But not exactly a big deal and THAT definitely happens all the time.
You just don't want to believe it. I hate when people dismiss real experiences just because the thought makes them uncomfortable. If you have never been abused than clap your hands and do a happy dance but please don't dismissively blow off the fact that many of us have.it certainly is not rare by any means.
Boys get sexually abused too,I think the stats are 1/3 of boys which I totally believe. Many of them keep silent about it even more than women.I don't even think most abused males even tell their close friends. Society has a stringent view of masculinity and for a boy to admit that, he could be viewed as less of a man.
What Guys Said 6
link This says one in 4 for all woman in North America. There might have been something in the commercial that included sexual harassment, because one in 2 is definitely more likely in that case.
It also says, "57% of aboriginal women have been sexually abused," does that mean women native to Canada?
It doesn't hurt to look up the source, but it doesn't really surprise me if it IS true. It's easy to not realize how common it is when you're not one of the people who lives in fear of it. When you hear it, you probably think of some old pervert doing something to a girl on the street or his own daughter, but I'm betting the majority of these instances are date rape/acquaintance rape. Young couples who make out but then the guy doesn't listen to "no" when he wants to go further.
Guys do get sexually abused and the silence is a problem, but I highly doubt the statistic is as high as it is for girls. It's not this widespread cultural thing where women (or gay men) feel the need to rape to feel powerful and dominating over men.
Friend of mine had consensual sex with a girl at a party and later she regretted her decision and feared pregnancy. So what's the logical thing to do? Go to the doctors and get tested? Yes. But instead pressed rape charges on him because she comes from a Christian family and they can't know she's a party slut. We live in a promiscuous society and unfortunately I would believe a lot more of molestation and rape charges if they were factual. Its so easy to press those charges on someone and destroys peoples lives. I was personally molested as a child repeatedly and I know that it doesn't do pleasant things to someone and I am not at all trying to degrade those who are actually molested, but we live in a very sexual society these days. "Teen" girls have no idea what they are doing and want to act older. So they hang with the big boys while having the little girl mentalities.