Category Archives: Excuses

How do rape myths and misconceptions hurt victims of sexual assault?

Rape myths  hurt victims of sexual assault more than you can imagine. Rape myths are not just a product of a sick mind, but an unfortunate response to subtle and not-so-subtle messages from religious and social groups, family, and media that communicate the legitimacy of these beliefs. For example some people believe that a Victim was…
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Rape side affects (RTS) & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) overlap

[caption id="attachment_3642" align="alignleft" width="200"] Children suffer also[/caption] The symptoms of Rape Traumatic Syndrome (RTS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  overlap. Obviously a person who has been raped will generally experience high levels of distress during the sexual assault and for a very long time after. Some victims are able to cope and recover quickly but…
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