Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Serious news - Violence against Alaska native women

Alaska Real reports on Palin and Sexual Abuse Politics. An excerpt:
Alaska is the number one state in the country for rape, and has been for 23 out of the last 30 years.Alaska’s reported rate of rape per capita is 2.6 times the national average.

Anchorage has the ninth highest sexual assault rate of any city in the United States, and Fairbanks is ranked first. (Not the best top ten list to be on.) Fairbanks’ rape rate is 4.7 times the national average.

AK’s Child abuse rate is six times higher than the national average.

The stats get even grimmer if you look at how Alaska Native women fare. If you really don't want to sleep at night, take a look at Amnesty International's report, "Maze of Injustice: The Failure to Protect Indigenous Women from Sexual Violence in the USA".
Read it all for more about this serious problem and what Alaska politicians like Palin are (or rather are not) doing about the problem.

Alaskan bloggers continue to do a great job reporting and daring to speak about important issues like these that the MSM (mainstream media) does not want to explore.

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