How America's threadbare social welfare state enables sexual predators
That is not the case in most other rich countries. In most of the rest of the developed world, a woman can rely on some kind of state protection and income support should she choose to leave an abusive partner, even without any sort of job. And where public school is universally high-quality and housing is relatively affordable, moving out is not such a tremendous risk. It's probably not a coincidence that in the OECD data on lifetime prevalence of violence against women, American women scored 36 percent, compared to 27 percent of Norwegian women, 25 percent of Dutch women, 13 percent of Austrian women, or 9 percent of Canadian women.