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The Increase of Harassment Since Election Day

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The National Women’s Law Center has recently released a survey about the sexual violence and harassment teenage girls have  encounter, and the results are shocking. The survey conducted revealed what type of sexual harassment and violence young women face, and how it usually leads them to drop out of school. In addition, conducting the survey, it was found that 1 in 6 of teenage girls have been harassed since Election Day.

The survey was called “Let Her Learn: Stopping School Pushout,” and was a partnership with Lake Research Partners, to find out the reason why girls drop out of schools. To conduct their survey, the researchers surveyed 1,003 teen girls from the United States between the ages of 14-18. First of all, it was found that 1 in 5 girls (21 percent) reported on being sexually harassed. The National Women’s Law Center defined “sexually harassed” as ‘being kissed or touched without their consent.” Not only that, but it was found that the girls of color and LGBTQ experience sexual harassment and violence at higher rates than other girls.  

Statistics that were reported confirm the statement that girls of color and members of the LGBTQ community face a higher percent of sexual harassment and violence than other girls. The survey found that 24% of Latina girls have experienced unwanted kissing or touching, while 23% of Native American girls and 22% of African American girls have experienced sexual assault. Not only that, but 38% of  LGBTQ girls have experienced more sexual harassment, and have reported that they have been touched and kissed without their permission.

On the other hand,  the survey concluded that 6% of all girls have been raped. In this case, the LGBTQ girls have the highest percentage of being raped with a 15%. Next is the Native American girls with 11%, then black girls with 9%, and lastly, Latina girls with a 7%. Lastly, NWLC Director of Education, Neena Chaudhry, stated that the information collected because of the survey, should “sound an urgent alarm” for the educators and politicians in the country.  

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  1. Esme on May 24th, 2017 1:04 pm

    This is so wrong, I don´t know why there are people who enjoy doing this or even consider doing this type of harm. I hope all those girls recover from all this.

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