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Silence is not golden

As a society, we often blame victims of sexual violence for the horrors they experience. When a woman is raped and murdered in a public park, we question why she was out walking alone in the first place. If a teenager is sexually violated at a party, we ask how much she'd had to drink or what she was wearing. Victim blaming has prevented survivors from seeking help, leaving the door wide open for distress to change into PTSD

A woman is raped at home, by her partner? We say she's being dramatic, and it's just a misunderstanding because they'd had consensual sex before.

Indeed, victim blaming behavior is common in the world, and attitudes amongst young people are particularly concerning.  

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