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Bizarrely precise study reveals 40% of bisexual women studying sociology experience sexual assault

Meka Beresford June 7, 2016

An obscurely specific study has showed that almost 40% of women in America studying sociology, endured sexual assault at some point in the four years they spent on campus.

Authors of the study Jessie Ford and Jose Soto-Marquez, PhD students in the Sociology department at New York University, published the study in the June issue of “Violence and Gender”.

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Mary Ellen O’Toole, editor of the journal, said: “We cannot tolerate the sexual assault of any group of men or women on our college campuses.”

The study also found that one in four heterosexual women experience sexual assault at some point in their University career. Gay and bisexual men reported sexual assault at frequencies similar to those reported by heterosexual women.

Bisexual women were the most vulnerable in college as the study found that 37.8% of bisexual female students enrolled in Sociology faced sexual assault.

The study surveyed 21,000 students mainly studying Sociology at 21 different campuses over a period of 6 years.

Critics have said the study is undoubtedly limited because the majority of students surveyed were enrolled in Sociology classes. The online surveys were self-administered and students who completed the survey received extra credit from their courses.

The authors hit back saying that of the students involved, 90% did not major in the subject. 70% of the students who completed the survey were females.

A 2010 study found that 44% of America’s lesbian woman and 61% of bisexual women claim to have suffered some form of sexual assault.

Last month, a stepfather was charged for sexually assaulting his trans daughter. Multiple assaults occurred over 13 years and only stopped when the woman was able to record it on her iPad.

More: America, bisexual, LGBT, New York, sexual assault, study, US

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