With attitudes like these will our daughters ever be safe?

*1,761 young Australians aged between 16 and 24 were surveyed.

Here are some of the findings:

  • 1 in 7 believe a man would be justified in raping a woman if she initiated sex but changed her mind.

  • 1 in 3 believe that women prefer a man to be in charge of a relationship.

  • 45% of young people believe women exaggerate gender inequality in Australia.

  • 37% agreed that women make up or exaggerate claims of violence to secure advantage in custody battles.

  • 37% agreed that it is common for sexual assault accusations to be used as a way of getting back at men.

* National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS), published May 2019

Note: young men are substantially more likely to express these attitudes than young women across all questions.

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