“The New York Times” covered the percentage of sexual assaults on college campuses (25% of women will be sexually assaulted in some way before graduation). It felt it necessary, though, to include the line: “even in the most serious assaults, those involving penetration…”
Oh NYT, who are you to judge to “seriousness” of someone else’s experiences? There are many, many forms of assault that aren’t taken as seriously for exactly this reason. They aren’t seen as as “big a deal.”
Please, please stop making it a scale.