I don’t even know how to BEGIN to explain how wrong that is. Both math and logic are taking a huge hit today.
Like, okay, I get that your percent chance of being raped on any given day is extremely low, but that does not make fear of being raped an “irrational fear,” because when you add up the risk factor of every day over the course of a lifetime, we still arrive at 17 out of 100 women who have been the victims of an attempted or completed rape.
Additionally, it’s silly to think of rape as a single-day incident, because a lot of rape occurs as a string of repeated events perpetrated by the same person.
Additionally #2, it’s not a matter of “risk every time you go out on the street,” because most rapes occur between a victim and a trusted relative/friend/significant other.
And oh my god, NO. These prison rape statistics need to stop floating around as a way to COMBAT the idea that women are more likely to be victims of rape. Prison rape is super terrible, yes. It is super common, yes. It needs to stop just as much as ANY rape needs to stop. But it does not close the gap between male and female victims. And women are not exempt from prison rape, either, just FYI. And if prisons were coed, women would definitely be raped more often than men. Especially if you think about the world in general as one big coed prison.