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Myths and facts about rape

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First, let me remind you what is RAPE and SEXUAL ASSAULT. Also, pleas read what is SEXUAL CONSENT and why is so important.

Prejudice often shifts the blame from the rapist to the victim :( .

Unfortunately, these beliefs are widespread and often, through the media and the reactions of institutions, family, and friends, are reinforced in women who have survived sexual violence. Understanding and dismissing myths is crucial to supporting women who have survived sexual violence.

PLEASE, read and think. DONT LOOK AWAY! It's important!

MYTH: Rape is caused by the rapist's uncontrolled sex drive.

FACT: Rape is an act of violence, proving power and control, not sex. The rapist's goal is to humiliate the woman and completely take away her personal power. Rapes are mostly planned and carried out by intimate friends, acquaintances, family members, or strangers when the opportunity arises.

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MYTH: The victim "asked for what she got" because she was seductive, careless, drunk, drugged, etc.

FACT: No one wants to be abused, hurt, or humiliated. People of all ages, all social positions were the targets of sexual abuse. Ninety percent of all rapes are planned in advance. The attacker often carries a weapon or threatens to kill the victim if he resists.


MYTH: Most rapists are unknown to the victims.

FACT: Most rapes are committed by someone the victim knows: a neighbor, friend, acquaintance, colleague, schoolmate, husband, partner, or ex-partner. Strangers are responsible for only one of the five rapes. Approximately 28% of victims were raped by husbands and boyfriends, 35% by acquaintances, and 5% by other close persons.


MYTH: Most rapes happen in parks, dark streets, and in the middle of the night.

FACT: Most rapes (over 60% of cases) take place in a known area - in the apartment of a woman or perpetrator, and the rapist is in most cases a known person. Rapes happen in equal numbers day and night.

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MYTH: Rapists are mentally ill or psychotic and cannot be restrained.

FACT: There is no “typical” rapist. The men who raped belong to all socioeconomic classes, nations, and races. They are often respectable, rich, and powerful people, not "people from the margins", drunkards, homeless people, the sick, and cannot be recognized by their specific behavior. Very few rapists are mentally incompetent and/or out of touch with reality. Most rapes are planned.


MYTH: Women lie about sexual abuse to save their reputation or to take revenge on the partner who left them.

FACT: Sexual violence is a crime that in a huge number of cases is not reported. Women are more likely to lie and say that they were not sexually abused, due to feelings of guilt and fear of further abuse or harassment and blackmail.

It is estimated that only 26% of all rapes or attempted rapes are reported to the police. Experiences are different in different settings. Thus, one of the most detailed studies conducted on a representative sample of 12,300 women in Canada showed that only 1 in 20 cases of all forms of sexual violence were reported. The number of false reports of rape is not higher than the number of other falsely reported crimes and is 2%.


MYTH: If the victims had not drunk, they would not have been sexually abused.

FACT: Alcohol is a weapon that some rapists use to control their victims and to make them powerless. As part of his plan, the rapist will encourage the victim to drink or identify the person who is already drunk. Alcohol is not the cause of rape, it is just one of the many weapons that rapists use.

Of the men who confessed to raping, 75% said they sometimes drank women to increase the likelihood of sexual intercourse.

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MYTH: If the victim did not physically oppose or fight the attacker, it was not rape.

FACT: The attackers are not looking for a fight. They use many forms of coercion, threats, and manipulation to rape. Alcohol and drugs are often used to incapacitate victims.

In 87% of rape cases, a threat to a woman's life is involved, and in 50% of cases, there is a threat to a weapon. Some criminal laws define sexual violence as what constitutes the perpetrator, not the victim.

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MYTH: Men cannot be raped.

FACT: Men can and are sexually abused as boys and as adults.

One in six boys will be sexually abused until they are sixteen.

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MYTH: There is no rape in marriage. Sexual intercourse with a husband is a marital duty.

FACT: A married woman is not owned by a man. Any sexual activity against a woman's will is also rape.



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Kako je svet izopacen jos ce i silovanje postati "normalno" stanje kao sto pedofilija ima svoju dijagnozu u psihologiji. Nije opravdano silovanje ali ipak devojke trebaju da paze kako se oblace,kako se ponasaju da ne bi izazvale takve manijake.Ratoborna sam oduvek bila i imala sam bliski susret sa manijakom ali mu napamet nije palo da mi pridje.

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2 months ago

Kako se neko oblaci nije opravdanje za silovatelje. Moze devojka gola da ide, zdrav mozak ume da iskontrolise svoje nagone. Strozije kazne i povecati sigurnost na ulicama

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2 months ago

naravno da nema opravdanja za silovanje ali i ne prilici golisav hodati po ulici,takvi ljudi imaju svoju dijagnozu.Sto kaze poslovica dok kuja ne zamahne repom...

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2 months ago

Da li i deca masu repom? Da li devojka mahala repom ispred svog ujaka ili ocuha?

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2 months ago

pricamo o devojkama koje polugole hodaju,ne o deci.Opet naglasavam da nema opravdanja za bilo koji zlocin.

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2 months ago

Tako je, nema opravdanja za zlocine. Moze i gola da hoda, to nije poziv na silovanje

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2 months ago

its good to watch tedd bundy document or movie just to notice how well they can hide theirs real instincts. Another example, few years ago when girl was raped at facebook live streaming and nobody called police, viewers also did nothing. 3rd example and the last was written by my favorite musician kurt cobain "polly" and "rape me" songs are also about rape. Thanks, this is hard and heavy subject but should be promoted more to avoid this situations and keep educationg young peoples- a bit upset SirPotato

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2 months ago

I didnt know about rape on live streaming. Where and when was it? Omg, I cant belive that nobody called police. Did they think its juct acting?

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2 months ago

viewers knew for sure what id really going on there but still nobody took any action to stop this, its just a shame for all human civilization in chicago 2017 you can find more here https://www.npr.org/2017/04/04/522574666/should-viewers-of-facebook-live-gang-rape-face-charges?t=1599076642126

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2 months ago

Thats a phenomen in pshylogy. When everyone thinks that someone else will do, and in reality no one do anything. Such a shame. Thank you for the link

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2 months ago

Do sada jedan od najboljih clanaka sto sam procitao ! Bravo

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2 months ago

Hvala Picolomondo. Moram da dodam gas jos vise... Nesto sam utanjila ovde na blogu

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2 months ago

Great article girl

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2 months ago

Thanks, feel free to share your opinion with me

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2 months ago

Rape is a serious crime and you can't force some in an Sexual intercouse. Thanks for this serious article.

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2 months ago

Thank you for reading and paying attencion to this topic.

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2 months ago

Jos jedan fenomenalan clanak, sve je lepo pojasnjeno, strah jednom mora prestati i suprotstaviti se na sve moguce nacine tim manijacima

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2 months ago

Slazem se. A u tu borbu moramo svi! Da edukujemo ljude i decu, da reagujemo na nasilje, da izvrsimo pritisak na policiju da bolje radi svoj posao...

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2 months ago

Teškoće sa kojima se suočavaju žrtve su osuđivanje okoline, izazivanje krivice u ženi da je na neki način doprinela tome da bude žrtva. Čak i ako je neposredna okolina podržavajuća, sama kulutura u kojoj živimo i dalje je osuđujuća, tako da se pod njenim uticajem žena već u velikoj meri sama oseća krivom.

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2 months ago

Upravo to ne smemo da dozvolimo. Zrtva ne moze da bude kriva. Kriv je samo napasnik, silovatelj, zlocinac

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2 months ago

In my opinion most important of those things is to know that rapist is planing this for a long time. Even if the victim is someone unknown to the rapist, he planed it. He planed to rape someone. This crime is almost always planed, and that makes it even worse.

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2 months ago

Yes, and once a rapist, always a rapist! They can not be better people after rape crime.

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2 months ago

Veoma dobar clanak. Nisam ni posumnjao na Gogu. Borac za zenska prava! Hvala puno na clanku, dosta sam naucio. ❤

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2 months ago

Hvala TravelNomad, ovakve teme me pokrecu i cine da zelim da menjam svet, da bude bolje svima

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2 months ago

I sama znas da ga sama neces moci promeniti, ali ga mozes makar nekome uciniti boljim. Uz tebe sam, jer se i ja borim humanim radom.

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2 months ago

Blog koji razbija mitove. Jednog dana ćeš imati veliki broj čitalaca, pratitelja.

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2 months ago

Human rights fighter lady.

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2 months ago

Ovo je grozna realnos. Post koji je vrhunski objasnio Mit i Cinjenicu... Definitivno treba nesto drasticno da se uradi po tom pitanju. Suvise su blage kazne, cak ponekad i jako smesne. Dovoljno su zrtve trpele nasilje, sram da bi ih i smesne zatvorske kazne jos vise ponizile..

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2 months ago

Kazne su preslabe, ako uopste dodje do kazne. Cesto se ne veruje zrtvama ili se zrtve plase da prijave zlocin, zbog ismejavanja, sramote i zbog toga sto nemaju poverenja u policiju i sud, dodala bih s razlogom.

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2 months ago

The fact that rape happens more often planned by known people is really a reason why so many of them were never and will never be reported no matter what, not by blackmail or of threats, probably but because of shock and the thought of their and the attacker's reputations in some cases

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2 months ago

It could be brother, father, uncle :( so sad, a family member. You think your family take care of you or your child, and someone could be rapist :(

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2 months ago

Well i get that, was sexually harassed from highschool to some yeaes in college by an uncle, after all. Never got the courage to tell because i knew he'd go after my sisters next and that i might end up ruining a marriage

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2 months ago

ne mogu da shvatim koliko mora da ti bude bolestan mozak kada moze da pokusa da pronadje nacin da opravda silovanje, kao sto rekoh ja bih to po kratkom postupku

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2 months ago

Imam isto misljenje. Vrlo stroge kazne za pocinioce silovanja, kao i za pokusaj silovanja

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2 months ago

na zalost iz nekog razloga oni koji odlucuju o tome su slepi i gluvi

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The star raped at his home.......The story began to be written in public in 2017, when Hollywood was strongly shaken by accusations that Scientologist star Danny Masterson, who brought him the most fame with the comedy series Oh, This Seventies !, once sexually assaulted three women. The actor's black past was revealed by actress Leah Rimini, who as a former believer in Scientology tried to expose the rotten guts of religion, under the auspices of which too many famous Hollywood names have already stepped.The last one to see the actor for a few months in 2002 said he sexually assaulted her more than once, once even when she was unconscious. The star's lawyer denied these accusations as false, moreover, the actor added that when he washes his name, he will drag them all to the dock. But even before that could happen, the prosecution has now charged him with three counts of rape. This is one of many articles I read every day in magazine.It is so sad.

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2 months ago

I didnt knot these facts. Thank you for sharing with all us

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