Rep. Pressley: ‘1 in 16 Women Their First Sexual Experience Was Rape; This Is a Public Health Crisis’

‘One of the reasons why I ran to Congress to fight for the healing and justice of all survivors’

PRESSLEY: “One of the reasons why I ran to Congress is to fight for the healing and the justice of all survivors. 1 in 16 women — of course, we know this is not a genderized crime, and sexual assault is a crime, but a crime disproportionately perpetuated on to women — and 1 of 16 women, their first sexual experience was rape. This is a public health crisis and an epidemic. I see it also as a social justice issue and it is deeply concerning that someone who serves on the highest court of the land could have this many allegations.”

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