Most people think that rapes are committed by strangers. The majority of rapes, however, are committed by persons known to the victims. Studies on college campuses have found that:
It is wise to remember that most men do not rape. Some do, but most do not. Our goal is to make women knowledgeable and to be able to see warning signs.
Some are men who set up dates in order to have victims.
Most are males who have received incorrect inpressions about women and sexuality. They believe in sex role stereotypes and adhere to the following sex role expectations:
ALL OF THE SEX ROLE EXPECTATIONS LISTED ABOVE ARE FALSE!!!
Some men are very charming and polite only to turn violent when women resist their sexual advances. Other men may exhibit behaviors which could indicate tendencies to be date/ acquaintance rapists. They may:
The following characteristics are also associated with date/acquaintance rapists who:
Date/Acquaintance rape may occur no matter what precautions are taken. If under attack:
Date/acquaintance rape can be a devastating experience for victims who may:
REMEMBER RAPE IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE VICTIMS- EVER… NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO VIOLATE ANOTHER PERSON’S SEXUAL LIMITS
In the majority of sexual assault cases, the offender is someone that the victim knows and trusts. It is important to understand this fact. ICASA has created a great brochure of information about acquaintance rape.