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Infographic: Sexual violence on college campuses, by the numbers

As some begin questioning the recent Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at the University of Virginia — apparently based on the perplexing notion that the journalist’s failure to do everything she could to get comment from the accused men has anything at all to do with the credibility of survivor’s narrative — Mother Jones pulls together some of the best data on campus sexual violence to show that, as regular readers of this blog are probably well aware, the environment described at UVA is not unique among college campuses.

As the charts shows, it’s one where perpetrators commit rape, often multiple times, pretty much with impunity — where 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted, while just 1 percent of attackers are ever punished.

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Check out the rest of the charts here.

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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