The Root of Sexual Violence Against Native Women
The most recent statistics show that one in three Native American women will be raped or sexually assaulted in their lifetime. This number is 2.5% higher than the national average (Perry, 2004). Though the statistic alone is concerning, the real quandary of the situation is based on the fact that Native Americans carry high traditions against sexual violence and rape within their culture. If sexual violence is not indigenous to the native populations, the question can be asked how it can be possible that the rate of sexual violence is so high.
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