People who sexually assault often use force, threat, or injury. An absence of injuries does not indicate the victim consented. Some include:. Forcing someone to engage in non-consensual sexual activity is sexual assault, regardless of the way that person dresses or acts. FACT: Being under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not an invitation for non-consensual sexual activity.
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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. One reason people blame a victim is to distance themselves from an unpleasant occurrence and thereby confirm their own invulnerability to the risk. By labeling or accusing the victim, others can see the victim as different from themselves. People reassure themselves by thinking, "Because I am not like her, because I do not do that, this would never happen to me. They both need to change.
Myth : Victims provoke sexual assaults when they dress provocatively or act in a promiscuous manner. Fact : Rape and sexual assault are crimes of violence and control that stem from a persons determination to exercise power over another. Neither provocative dress nor promiscuous behaviors are invitations for unwanted sexual activity. Forcing someone to engage in non-consensual sexual activity is sexual assault, regardless of the way that person dresses or acts.