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:

  • 43% thought it natural for a man to want to appear in control of his partner in front of his male friends.

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

  • 25% of young men think women find it flattering to be persistently pursued, even if they are not interested.

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

  • 1 in 5 believe there is no harm in making sexist jokes about women among male friends.

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

  • 3 in 5 young men believe that many women mistakenly interpret innocent remarks or acts as being sexist.

  • 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.

  • 20% of young men did not understand that repeatedly keeping track of a partner's location was a form of violence.

  • 11% did not think stalking is a form of violence.

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