- Rape is defined as forcible sexual relations with someone against their will, meaning without their explicit consent.
- Rape is not about sex; it is about power.
- It is not the stranger in the bushes; most rapes occur by someone known to the victim.
- Rape is never the victim's fault.
- Victims of rape should seek help immediately, to identify their attacker to the police and to receive support from a trusted individual or organization on how to recover from the attack.
- Help may always be found; if you have been victimized, there are hotlines which offer support and understanding. Call1-800-656-HOPE.
1 in 10 women will be victimized.
College aged women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted.
Approximately 73% of victims know their assailant.
1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime, usually by other men.