Civil rights have been uneven, yes. Upper-class women certainly have an easier time with this in the United States, particularly if they're white, and there are still struggles. I think it is important to appreciate progress where and when it does occur, while having the perspective to push internationally.
Sometimes, numbers don't tell the whole story, unfortunately. Market pressures affect women everywhere, for instance, in ways that aren't always studied or elaborated. But particularly with sexual assault, there is so much pressure to not report, from which numbers can be dependably taken, that we have to be a little looser about it.