Swine flu vs. rape: a comparison of two responses
Meg Stone asks: "What if we did as much to prevent rape as we do to prevent H1N1?"
The CDC reported just over 43,000 cases of H1N1 between April and July of this year and estimates that it will affect a million people, or 0.3% of the total population of the United States. Compare this to the 2.5% of women and 0.9% of men who reported being raped or sexually assaulted in the past year.
H1N1 is not getting any attention it shouldn’t – it’s getting the attention all public health crises should.