Rape myths are prejudicial, stereotyped and false belief about sexual assault, rapists and rape victims.
Below are the myths about rape that must be dispelled.
• Someone who's drunk lots of alcohol or taken drugs shouldn't complain if they end up being raped or sexually assaulted.
• Alcohol, drugs, stress or depression can turn people into rapists.
• It's only rape if someone is physically forced into sex and has the injuries to show for it.
• If two people have had sex with each other before, it's always OK to have sex again.
• People who were sexually abused as children are likely to become abusers themselves.
• Women are most likely to be raped after dark by a stranger, so women shouldn't go out alone at night.
We're sure there's more to this list. Kindly add your myth that needs to be dispelled.
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