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Anyone can be raped.

This includes women, men, girls, boys, infants, grandmothers, and teenagers

Facts About Rape

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Anyone can be raped. This includes women, men, girls, boys, infants, grandmothers, and teenagers.

Rape is an act of violence. It is not about sex but about power and control.

Rape is never the fault of the victim. It is painful, humiliating, and hurtful. No one ever enjoys being raped.

Most rapes happen between people of the same race.

You are more likely to be raped by someone you know than a stranger.

You can be raped by someone you've had sex with before. Each time you are asked to have sex you have the right to say no, even if you've said yes before.

Most rapists do not use weapons to force someone into having sex. Threats, emotional force, and physical force are more commonly used.

If you say no and someone forces you to have sex, it's rape.

Most rapists plan their attacks and test their victim's tolerance of abuse over a period of time. This includes husbands, someone you're dating, family members, as well as strangers.

Not only is rape always wrong, it's also a crime. Rape is against the law.


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