How Congress Has Talked About Sexual Assault in 2017

Over the past couple months, a wave of sexual assault and harassment allegations have come to light. From Hollywood to cable news and now the halls of Congress, these allegations have prompted important conversations and investigations into how sexual assault and harassment are addressed in the workplace. Here's a look at how members of Congress have talked about these issues in 2017:

Women, victim, and violence are the most frequently mentioned words in statements on sexual assault and harassment by Congress.

Top 10 Most Frequently Mentioned Words in Statements on Sexual Assault and Harrassment.

Women make up 20% of Congress and 53% of the dialogue on sexual assault and harassment.

So far in 2017, members of Congress have mentioned sexual assault or harassment 2,615 times in statements. Women in Congress account for 1,377 mentions while men in Congress account for 1,238 mentions.

Congressional Dialogue on Sexual Assault and Harassment by Gender in 2017

Democrats account for 74% of dialogue on sexual assault and harassment compared to Republicans 26%.

Of the 2,615 mentions of sexual assault or harassment by members of Congress, 1,922 have been by Democrats and 693 have been by Republicans. Between January and August, Republicans and Democrats mentioned sexual assault or harassment 1,435 times. Over the past three months, both parties have mentioned the issue 1,160 times.

Congressional Dialogue on Sexual Assault and Harassment by Gender in 2017

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