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 published three ebooks in 2020: Women and Adversity, Honoring 23 Black Women; Women and Adversity, Recognizing 23 Notable Mothers; and Women and Adversity, Saluting 23 Faithful Suffragists to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. These books are meant to be study guides for all students from grade school through college to help in choosing topics for assignments and to learn more about these noteworthy women. Go to, and to learn more.

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