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Victim Blaming needs to end now – Real Men don’t rape…

Alexandra House Blog

By Cheryl, Volunteer Advocate and Support Group Facilitator

“I shouldn’t have been drinking that night.”

“I shouldn’t have worn that top.”

“I shouldn’t have been in that place.”

These are comments I often hear from survivors of sexual assault in the support group I facilitate. Many survivors encounter these messages – directly or indirectly – and feel they must blame themselves for having been raped or assaulted. I work with the group on many things, one of which is to help survivors recognize that a victim of sexual assault is never to blame.

No one walks into a situation intent on being abused or assaulted. It is not the victim’s responsibility to prevent the assault. The person committing the assault is the only one who is wrong, and he/she is the one who needs to evaluate their behaviors and beliefs, and be held accountable for their actions – not the…

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