Rape is an act of violence and control. People of all ages, appearances, of all classes, cultures, abilities, genders, sexualities, races, and religions are raped. The perceived ” attractiveness” of a victim has very little to do with it. The majority of sexual assaults and rapes are committed by men against women and children.
The norms and the law is that consent to sex is when someone agrees by choice and has the freedom and capacity to make that choice. Taking sexual advantage of a person who is incapacitated through alcohol or who is mentally or physically incapable of giving consent is RAPE.
No-one asks or deserves to be raped or sexually assaulted!
No matter how a woman behaves she does not deserve to have her body used in ways she does not want. “No” means no. A lady was pointing out on twitter that she had her hijab on and still got raped. What someone was wearing when they were raped is completely irrelevant. Some said maybe her hijab wasn’t big enough. The fact is that it’s never about what you’re wearing, rape is an act of violence and control, there are no excuses. A rapist is a monster, animal and devil.
Sometimes people who are raped sustain injuries and sometimes they don’t. Just because someone doesn’t have visible injuries doesn’t mean they weren’t raped. Rapist may use weapons or threats of violence to prevent a physical struggle, sometimes they will take advantage of someone who isn’t able to consent (drunk, drugged or asleep). Even in a relationship, and you’ve had sex with each other before, consent must be given and received every other time they wanna engage in sexual contact.
People are raped in their homes, their workplaces, and other settings where they previously felt ease( The last i heard, in a church). Rapists can be friends, colleagues, clients, neighbors, partners, exes, strangers, you name it. No matter who you are, no matter how sober you’re, no matter anything, you’re responsible for your actions and there are no excuses for violence against women and children. Men can also control their urges to have sex just as women can; no-one needs to rape someone for sexual satisfaction. Don’t be an animal!
Most victims and survivors never report to the police. One vital reason for this is the fear of not being believed. It’s really important we challenge this issue so those who’ve been through sexual violence can get the support and justice they need and deserve.
As a man, you can be sexually assaulted by an acquitance. You may be pressured or forced into unwanted sex by a friend, date or any other person. If this happens to you, you are victim of sexual assault. You may fear that your masculinity is in question. You may ask: why couldn’t I protect myself? Especially if the attacker is a female, you may fear that no one would believe your story or you would be laughed at. It is important to know that sexual assault is a crime. You’re entitled to support, medical care, counseling and legal assistance.