This times a million, plus the fact that everyone talking about “first world problems” is bragging about them.
Andrea Smith, Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide
To add to this: 1 in 3 Native American Women will face sexual violence in their lifetime. This is much higher than national estimates of 1 in 4 or 1 in 6 for other groups of women. And, unlike other racial groups (which have assailants of the same race), the majority of assailants are white men.
Reblogging because I was looking back through some old posts and was surprised to find that only a few people had noticed this.
I’ve only read the first chapter and intro of this book, but i would highly recommend it and anything else written by andrea smith.