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The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About

Last night’s Golden Globes focused on sexual harassment and introduced the new movement #TimesUp, which raises awareness about the issue, as well as funds for legal services to support people who have been harassed.

While this movement is great and beneficial for victims of harassment, NPR‘s article titled “The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About” focuses on people with Intellectual Disabilities and how many times their traumatic experience with harassment is overlooked:

“NPR obtained unpublished Justice Department data on sex crimes. The results show that people with intellectual disabilities — women and men — are the victims of sexual assaults at rates more than seven times those for people without disabilities.”

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