Hardly a day goes by without another sexual assault allegation in the news, often coming to light long after the fact. This has brought numerous myths about sexual assault and sexual assault survivors into the public conversation. A recent BBC article addresses five of the biggest:
1. Most sexual assaults are committed by a stranger.
2. A ‘real’ sexual assault survivor always reports it immediately.
3. If assaults were reported immediately, it would be relatively easy to investigate and press charges.
4. If you didn’t ‘really’ want it, you’d fight back.
5. Traumatic experiences scramble your memory; maybe you’ve misremembered what happened.
To read the full article, click the following link.