Dating a victim of sexual abuse

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.

They are one of the most common early warning sign of abuse FACT: Abuse can come in many forms, such as sexual, physical, verbal, and emotional.

FACT: While the majority of victims of domestic violence are women, men may also be victims of relationship violence.

Men face many of the same barriers as women that prevent them from reporting abuse, but also face a different kind of stigma since many do not believe that men can be victims of dating/domestic violence.

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.

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