What Does a Rapist Look Like?

(Content Warning: Rape, intimate partner violence)

There’s a photo going around of a guy holding a sign reading, “This is not what a rapist looks like.”

Something is very wrong with this picture. People think they know what a rapist looks like – there’s a common idea that they’re scary, sketchy people out to attack strangers. But the truth is very different from that image.

In this video, Riley J. Dennis breaks down how the statistics prove common ideas wrong when it comes to race, how rapists know their victims, and whether or not people think they “look” like rapists.

Everyone needs to know this important information so we can address what the reality of rape.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Riley J. Dennis is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s a polyamorous, atheist, gender non-binary trans woman with a passion for fiction writing, feminism, and technology. She got her BA from Whittier College in 2015 doing a self-designed major called Writing Worlds, a mixture of creative writing and anthropology, focused on realistic fictional world building. Find her on her YouTube channel, Twitter @RileyJayDennis, or her website RileyJayDennis.com.