My Favourite Life

May 8, 2007

Native American Women 2.5x More Likely To Be Raped

Filed under: Politics,Sex — myfavouritelife @ 9:46 am
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And now for something completely different…

A new report from Amnesty International has revealed that Native American women are more than two and a half times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the United States in general. Studies show that one in three Native American women will be raped during their lifetime. Amnesty said many rape cases are never prosecuted because there is confusion regarding tribal and county jurisdiction. It is estimated that 86 percent of rapes against Native women are committed by non-Native men, but tribal councils have no jurisdiction over non-Native offenders even if the crime takes place on tribal lands.

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  1. that’s horrid. one in three, and never prosecuted? kind of tells you what kind of justice there is against certain racial issues huh.

    Comment by fish — May 8, 2007 @ 11:34 am | Reply

  2. Yes. The US likes to pride itself at being beyond racial issues—lip service—, but things like this, Katrina, and “coloured” people in general underscore how far it needs to come. The US is racist and classist to the core.

    Comment by myfavouritelife — May 8, 2007 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  3. This is horrifying. They should get these guys on their sovereign land and just do their own justice. But you can bet the US would intervene then. How backwards. Pisses me off.

    Comment by dirty filthy princess — May 19, 2007 @ 1:30 pm | Reply

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