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Title NOW News Bay Area Chapter, Vol. 14, No. 2, February 1985
Publisher National Organization for Women, Bay Area Chapter
Date February 1985
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Transcript We must at all cost hold on to the idea that we have 'lost a battle, but not the war' for equal rights for all humans, We know now that even once a battle is won, we cannot relax. Cliches get to be cliches because they contain a kernel of truth, and one vital cliche is 'the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.' THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AFTERMATH Is sexual attack the most psychologically devastating crime? Do attempted crimes affect victims as much as those that succeed? These are questions that clinical psychologist Dean Kilpatrick and his colleagues at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston addressed in a telephone survey conducted in the Charleston area. They asked more than 2,000 women between the ages of 18 and 80 if they had ever been the victim of either completed or attempted rape, sexual molestation, robbery or assault The women were also asked if they had ever suffered a nervous breakdown, thought of suicide or attempted suicide. As expected, victims of crime suffered more psychological problems than nonvictims (see table below). Only 2.2 percent of the non- victims had attempted suicide, as compared to 13.2 percent of victims of completed rape and attempted rape, molestation and robbery. Sex crimes, especially rape, caused the most severe mental consequences; 1 in 5 of the rape victims had attempted suicide, and more than twice that many said at one time they had considered it seriously. One surprising result was that while completed rape was psychologically worse for victims than was attempted rape, attempted sexual molestation and attempted robbery produced more serious mental problems than their completed counterparts. Kilpatrick speculates that imagination is the reason. When a threatening situation is left unresolved, victims are never sure what their assailants intended to do to them or how much danger they were actually in. "For rape victims, their worst fears have been realized," he explains. "But victims of other attacks that were not completed do not know what they escaped." Kilpatrick believes that how a victim evaluates the danger that she was in will strongly affect whether emotional and psychological problems develop. The researchers are currently interviewing the women in person to obtain more detailed explanations of what they found. They expect to have their new study completed by the end of July. —Elizabeth Stark •7-