What happens when a woman who’s been called a slut, a bitch, a whore, a liar, a slut-shaming slut-slayer, and worse, is suddenly considered a woman?
The answer: The nation’s gender disparity, according to the latest National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) report.
The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) reports that the gender gap has increased for women of color, with the racial disparity widening at a staggering rate.
A recent NCWIT study found that women of all races are nearly twice as likely as white women to be arrested for domestic violence, more than double the rate of men of color.
Women of color are also twice as as likely to be jailed for stalking, while men of all colors are more likely to experience physical assault, according the study.
“It is not only about women of colour, it is about people of color,” said Niki Toth, executive director of the NWLC.
“And the numbers are really frightening.”
The NCWIC study also found that a woman’s experience of abuse and stalking is often the last thing she remembers, a factor that disproportionately affects women of Color.
And women are more than twice as frequent victims of physical violence, with more than 60% of women reporting experiencing some form of physical assault.
Women of Color are also more likely than their white counterparts to be victims of intimate partner violence.
According to the NCWLC, women of Hispanic ethnicity are nearly four times more likely for a physical or sexual assault, and women of Black, Asian, and Latinx ancestry are more frequently victimized.
Women are also three times as likely than men to be raped or sexually assaulted in a single night.
“The women of the U.S. have been underrepresented for so long, and they have been fighting to be heard,” Toth said.
“We need to change this and make sure that this is not just an issue for white people.”
Women of colour are also four times as often victims of domestic violence.
The NCLC reported that more than 5.2 million women of different races, ages, and ethnicities are victims of stalking or harassment, and more than 2.3 million are victims in one-night stands, according.
Women make up nearly a third of the population in the U