Sexual assault victims are often confused by how their own stories are framed, and by how those narratives are interpreted by others.
While there are many different ways to define sexual assault, the best way to find the truth about sexual assault is to do your own research.
This article explores five common myths that can lead you to believe you know more about sexual abuse than you do.
This is a great time to be aware of these common misconceptions.
The myths that make us think we know more About sexual assault:1.
The victim is in a hurry or a liar.
Most people assume that the victim is lying or “getting away with it” because they’ve been raped, but they aren’t.
When a victim of sexual assault tells their story, they are often asking for help.
They may be scared, but are being honest with their attackers about what happened.
The rapist may have hurt the victim, but the victim didn’t.2.
The perpetrator was “out of control.”
People may assume that because a victim has been assaulted, the rapist must be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
But many victims do not know their abusers well enough to say exactly how much alcohol or drug use they have had over the past month or how often they’ve consumed.3.
The “victim” is lying about being assaulted.
Most victims of sexual assaults will say that they were sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, boyfriend, or spouse, or a former lover.
In most cases, however, the victim was actually being sexually assaulted.4.
The accused is “a good guy.”
The victim of an assault may not be the person the accused is claiming to be, and many people believe the accused to be the victim of the crime.
For instance, many women who report being raped believe that their attacker was a good guy, even though the perpetrator may have behaved in a manner that caused them to be hurt.5.
The victims “believe what they hear.”
The majority of sexual violence is committed by people who are drunk or high on drugs or alcohol.
If the victim tells the police that the perpetrator was drinking heavily or high, that is likely not true.
Most rapists are people who have been drinking and are not able to control their alcohol use, and it is unlikely that they will be able to tell the difference between an alcoholic drinker and someone who is not.
The majority, if not all, of rape victims are women.
When people assume a victim is “out to get” her attacker, they may be assuming that the assailant was a drunk, high-risk person.
While a drunk person is more likely to be an abuser, they also are more likely than an otherwise healthy person to be raped.
For example, a woman who is intoxicated may not understand how her attacker is going to rape her, so she may not know how to protect herself or tell the police what happened to her.
It is also possible that she may be afraid that the attacker will retaliate against her for reporting the assault.
The best way for a victim to tell her attacker that she is the victim in a rape case is to tell someone about what they heard and to ask for help if they are feeling unsafe.
This way, they will feel more comfortable to report the assault to law enforcement and, if necessary, have the police come to their house and find out what happened, and how to prevent it from happening again.
The myth of the victim lying about sexual violence:6.
The accuser is lying.
Sometimes people may assume the accuser is telling the truth when they hear that a rape victim has told her story.
This misconception may be based on the fact that rape victims tend to be older or are more educated about sexual issues than others.
If you are a young person, for example, it may be difficult to know whether or not a sexual assault survivor is telling her or himself the truth.
It’s important to know that the sexual assault victim is telling their story because the victim will not be believed if they say the truth if she does not feel safe or comfortable telling her story to police.
It also is important for the victim to be able and willing to talk about what occurred.
However, it is important to remember that if the victim does not tell the truth, the person who is sexually assaulting them will likely be able tell the same story as the victim.7.
The accusers are lying.
Many people believe that a person who tells a rape story is lying, because they want to believe that the survivor was lying or because they are being manipulative in their story.
It can be difficult for victims of rape to believe a sexual abuse victim who says, “I didn’t do it,” because it may appear as if the person being raped is lying when they are telling their version of events.
But, a victim who does not lie is not lying.
This can be because the person telling the story is aware of the truth of what happened or because the accuser has a strong defense mechanism in place to protect the victim from a false accusation.