Campus Wellness

Facts about Sexual Assault

Sexual assault myths are beliefs held within our society that place blame on survivors and justify the actions of perpetrators. These beliefs affect everyone and impact the way sexual violence and survivors are perceived and treated. Sexual violence myths are related to sex role stereotypes that portray women as passive and sexually available and men as aggressive and sexually uncontrollable. The myths are also related to oppressive belief systems, including homophobia, racism and sexism, which maintain that certain individuals or groups of individuals are "inferior" and other groups have the right to take what they want. You know what these myths are. Let's talk about the FACTS.