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Part of: Rape culture and consent

Debunking the common rape myths

Rape culture is so embedded into our everyday lives that it’s effects ripple through to how we treat survivors of rape and sexual assault or abuse.

When someone has come forward to say they’ve been raped, there are a few common myths that fly around that make it harder for someone to get the support they deserve. We wanted to break down some of these myths and bust them wide open for you with the reality that rape culture and those who practice it try to push away.

Let’s break the common myths down and bust them all out.

Some of these myths about consent and rape make reference to women as victims but all myths around rape and sexual violence are harmful to all survivors of all genders.