• New Government Data Debunks Claim That 1 In 5 Women Are Sexually Assaulted In College

    new survey from the Bureau of Justice Statistics discredits the claim that 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted during their college tenure.

    Earlier this year, President Obama and Vice President Biden gave two separate speeches in which both men made that claim.

    “It is estimated that 1 in 5 women on college campuses has been sexually assaulted during their time there — 1 in 5,” said President Obama in a January 2014 speech at the White House.

    In an April 2014 speech, Biden doubled down.

    “We know the numbers: one in five of every one of those young women who is dropped off for that first day of school, before they finish school, will be assaulted, will be assaulted in her college years,” said Biden

    A task force on sexual assault was convened. A report was published. That report’s findings were clear: 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college.

    Partisans in the press ran with the 1 in 5 statistic.

    “1 in 5 Women Is Sexually Assaulted in College,” read a Mother Jones headline. The New York Times ran a similar header.

    You get the point.

    The truth is that the often repeated 1 in 5 stat was based on a 2007 study of just two colleges. That’s hardly representative of the majority population.

    Sexual assault and rape have become political weapons by liberal Democrats. The now-debunk 1 in 5 stat was rolled into the Democrats’ “War on Women” political strategy.

    Democrats politicized and weaponized rape so they could win elections.

    But a Bureau of Justice Statistics survey found that between 1995 and 2013, an average of 6.1 for every 1,000 female students were raped or sexually assaulted each year.

    That’s basically less than a half of one percent.

    While that number is not zero, that’s still far less than 20 percent.

    While it’s not good news, per se, it’s certainly not even close to the drab picture being presented today by this administration and their feminist ilk in academia.

    My hope is that this new, broader, survey is reported on and talked about just as much (if not more) as the more politically convenient 1 in 5 number.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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