Soraya Chemaly , Writer

Soraya Chemaly , Writer

Women and Adversity:

Soraya Chemaly writes in support of women

Many women advocate for feminism, but stories I’ve read by Soraya Chemaly convince me she has insightful, cogent views.

“50 Actual Facts About Rape,” an article Chemaly wrote that was first published in 2012 but updated Dec. 8, 2014, caught my attention. Some of the information:

  • 54 percent of rapes are not reported
  • 32,000 women are impregnated unwillingly from rape
  • 20-25 percent chance of women being raped while in college
  • 20 percent chance of a women being raped in the U.S.
  • 80-90 percent of military assaults go unreported

The full article is at

I like Don Lemon on CNN, but Chemaly’s article, “Don Lemon Didn’t Just Victim-Blame–He Perpetuated Multiple Rape Myths” in Time magazine concerning his interview with Joan Tarshis, one of the 20 women who have accused Bill Cosby of raping them, gives the entire situation a different perspective. Check it out at

An article Chemaly wrote, “Why naked pictures aren’t harmless,” appeared on Oct. 15, 2013. It was another example of male disregard for respect of females on college campuses. Read it at

Article By: Jo Ann Mathews

I’ve been a professional freelance writer for several years and specialize in writing feature stories. I have more than a 1,000 bylines to my credit and have written on countless topics from autism to zoology. My columns on fashion and the Internet appeared in a Chicago area newspaper in the 90s. “Brunswick Buzz,” the column in The Sun News, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. daily, ran for seven years then “Events on the North Strand” took over in October 2013, also in The Sun News.

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