Disturbing findings from a Vic Health survey on violence against women reported in article 'One in five say drunk women partly to blame for rape, survey finds' - Miki Perkins for The Age

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About 80 per cent of people agreed that it was hard to understand why women stayed in violent relationships.

About 80 per cent of people agreed that it was hard to understand why women stayed in violent relationships. Photo: Supplied
 
An alarming number of Australians believe that violence towards women and rape can be excused and blame the victim, particularly if she is drunk, a new report shows. 
 
About one in five Australians agree that a woman is partly responsible for rape if she is intoxicated, and one in six agree with the notion that when women say "no" they actually mean "yes".
 
A nationwide VicHealth survey of 17,500 people about their attitudes towards violence against women discovered that although most people understood that family violence was a crime, a sizeable proportion believed there were circumstances in which it could be excused.
 
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