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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:53 PM Apr 2017

1 In 6 Teen Girls Say Theyve Experienced Harassment Since Election Day [View all]

A new report examines the sexual violence young women face in the U.S.


These statistics take on new weight given that the president of the United States is an accused sexual predator.

According to the survey, more than 1 in 6 teenage girls (or 17 percent) reported that they had experienced harassment since the 2016 presidential election.

Many advocates worried that there would be an uptick in violence against women when President Donald Trump took office. Directly after the election, many incidences of sexism and harassment happened, along with an increase in hate crimes.

President Trump has been accused of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women, and has publicly defended other men who have been accused of sexual harassment and assault, like Roger Ailes and the recently-ousted Bill O’Reilly.

“My concern is based on not just what [President Trump’s] behavior has been, because he is an individual, but what he can do to influence other men’s behaviors and other women’s perceptions of their value,” Rita Smith, the former executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, told The Huffington Post in November. “Even just the election itself had an impact on how men treated and talked about women.”

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/1-in-6-teen-girls-say-theyve-experienced-harassment-since-election-day_us_58f7a679e4b029063d365036

How sick is this, the country elected a sexual predator to the highest office. A man accused of assaulting more than a dozen women, caught on tape no less, bragging about it. He publically has defended both Ailes and O'Reilly. He defends their assaults and has enabled men and boys to believe they can take what they want when the want it. The violence against women has escalated and will continue to do so under this pathetic excuse for a man. Women are no longer safe at school, walking the dog, jogging and they are no longer safe in their very own homes.
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