You didn’t offend me.
When I say it’s not that common, it’s not meant to downplay those who have been assaulted, because I realize that it is horrible. I’ve known 2 people personally, one very close to me, that have been assaulted.
But I do think it’s important to show that it’s not that common. Making a problem seem bigger than it is doesn’t help the people that have actually been affected by it. Making rape and sexual assault to have broader, unrealistic definitions hurts and disrespects those who have actually been raped or sexually assaulted. I can understand paranoia or fear when someone has actually been affected by sexual assault, but we shouldn’t encourage paranoia and fear in people who have no reason to feel that way, we should just take as much precautions as we can to prevent it from really happening.
So my statistics aren’t meant to say that it doesn’t ever happen, or that it isn’t very serious and wrong when it does, because those statistics still involve real victims.
There’s a difference between saying “rape doesn’t happen that often” and saying “rape doesn’t happen as often as feminists say it does.”
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