Rape Culture is an environment in which rape is prevalent and in which sexual violence is normalized and excused in the media and popular culture.
Rape culture is perpetuated through the use of misogynistic language, the objectification of women’s bodies, and the glamorization of sexual violence, thereby creating a society that disregards women’s rights and safety.
People reassure themselves by thinking, "Because I am not like her, because I do not do that, this would never happen to me." We need to help people understand that this is not a helpful reaction.
Victim-blaming attitudes marginalize the victim/survivor and make it harder to come forward and report the abuse.
If the survivor knows that you or society blames her for the abuse, s/he will not feel safe or comfortable coming forward and talking to you.
Stalking is a form of dating violence in which the victim is under constant surveillance.
The questions and answers below will help you understand how to spot an unhealthy relationship and how to change a bad situation.
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In the survey, 9.6 percent of females and 5.4 percent of males reported a lifetime history of sexual assault, and 10.6 percent of females and 9.5 percent of males said they had experienced dating violence in the past year.
Dating violence was defined as being hit, slapped or hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend.