Following a shocking string of sex abuse cases in China, public attention has turned against unhealthy attitudes and sexualization of women in China.
This comes after cases involving 5 school girls who had been raped or sexually assaulted in Shandong province and a Xiamen University professor who is accused of molesting and raping female students. The incidents went viral on the internet in a matter of days.
According to a China Daily report, a “2013 multi-country survey by on sex crimes in the Asia Pacific region shows that 22.7 percent of Chinese males surveyed said they had raped a woman.”
This puts the startling figure at close to 1 in 5 Chinese man claiming to have raped a woman.
Although figures for registered rape cases appear to be low on the surface, the reality is that rape cases are rarely reported and even more rarely prosecuted in the country.
“Furthermore, among those Chinese accused of committing sex crimes, only 24.9 percent were arrested, compared with an average of 32.5 percent for all the countries surveyed. Also, only 15.6 percent were imprisoned, compared with an average of 22.9 percent for all the other countries surveyed.”