Here is why. Every 2 minutes, a woman is being raped somewhere in America. Every day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. 19% include a weapon and one third require medical help. 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to the violence.
There are no countries in the world in which women have complete physical security. There are 7 countries in which women have “fairly high” physical safety — America is not one of them.
America is in the yellow zone, where women have “moderate” safety. If you think about that, it’s horrifying. A rape every 2 minutes and 20K phone calls to domestic violence hotlines is what they call “moderate” compared to other parts of the world. Nice article — thanks for posting this. :)