Last night I saw that my friend had shared a photo that caught my eye and it turned out to be an informational on rape prevention. Here is the link that hopefully you are able to open:
If it doesn’t work it is basically a post offering advice on how to avoid sexual assault or rape by informing you through the “eyes of a rapist.” The entire post is operating under the impression that most rapes occur by strangers in dark alley ways and parking garages. We know for a fact that this is a myth because approximately 2/3 of rapes were committed by someone known to the victim, 73% of sexual assaults were perpetrated by a non-stranger, 38% of rapists are a friend or acquaintance, 28% are an intimate partner, and 7% are a relative (RAINN).
So I guess my real question is whether or not this kind of post, that’s sweeping the internet, is really helping to prevent a form of rape or perpetuating rape myths and contributing in victim blaming? Let me know what you think!