Thursday, April 3, 2008
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Chances are someone reading this has been a victim of sexual assault or knows someone who has. Sexual assault is an act of violence where sex is used as the weapon. It is motivated primarily out of a sense of entitlement and/or a need to feel powerful by controlling, dominating, or humiliating the victim. Survivors of sexual assaults are forced, coerced, and/or manipulated to participate in unwanted sexual activity. They do not cause their assaults and are not to blame. Offenders are responsible for the assaults.
If you would like more information on sexual assault and the impact it has, contact your local advocacy organization that supports victims of sexual & domestic abuse. Stand up to violence.