In the US, a woman can be raped and charged with a crime if she was forced into a sexual act, as a result of an assault or because of a sexual crime.
The crime, however, is rarely prosecuted, and there is no formal system to track when it occurs.
“It’s one of those cases where, if I’m a woman, there’s no system to put in place to track this,” says Katherine Farrar, a University of Maryland law professor who has been studying rape for more than 20 years.
Farram’s research has uncovered a number of ways to track sexual assault, including mandatory reporting to law enforcement, an online reporting system, as well as online services such as RapeStigma.org.
A 2011 study by the National Center for Victims of Crime and Delinquency found that rape is a major problem in America.
The majority of victims who report it do not receive the justice they deserve.
The number of rapes in the country is now over two times higher than the number of rape victims in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The prevalence of rape in the U.S. is also high, according an article published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Nearly 20% of U. S. women are sexually assaulted, according a 2015 study by Columbia University.
Farrow says she has found a number people who are victims of rape have had their stories misreported.
“I’ve seen people on the internet who are on the receiving end of this misinformation, and it’s just not true,” she says.
The myth of rape as a victimless crime is a myth.
There is no “one-size-fits-all” definition of rape, Farrow argues.
“You can’t just pick up a condom, and just walk out of the bathroom and say, ‘It’s not a crime.
It’s not rape.'”
“The idea that a woman should be ashamed of what she has experienced because of her body, or that she should not have access to the protection of a court system, or a jury, or her own community, is a very real and pervasive myth,” she adds.
In some ways, Farras study is just one part of a broader conversation about rape in America, and the way the justice system treats sexual assault victims.
FARRAR: The rape myth is a powerful one.
It can lead women who have been raped to believe that rape was not their fault.
But when we talk about rape, we have to be clear that it’s not just a crime for men to be violent, but for women to be raped.
The idea that rape as the crime of the man who commits the crime, when women are victims, is an entirely false notion.
The only way that we can actually be sure that we have the right system to hold rapists accountable is to have a system in place that makes sure that survivors of sexual assault are treated fairly and that they have a means of justice.
That’s what the justice department is working on right now.
The US Department of Justice is also working on a criminal justice system to make sure that sexual assault is never the reason someone gets a job.
“We’re looking at how we might use existing tools, like civil litigation, to make certain that people are not wrongly convicted of crimes,” says Assistant Attorney General James C. Zogby, who heads the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
“But the most important thing we’re doing right now is working to improve the justice process and the processes around reporting of sexual abuse and assault, to ensure that we’re addressing the underlying issues that are driving sexual violence.”
FARR: The system for justice is a complex and difficult one.
But it’s an important one.
If the justice systems for rape victims were more comprehensive, and had better training and resources, we could all be safer.