(Content Warning: Rape, victim-blaming)
Why do so many people doubt rape survivors?
We cause a lot of harm when we don’t believe survivors, so make sure you aren’t falling for the misconceptions that might make you doubt them.
Here’s Riley J. Dennis with some of the most common lies we’re told – and why they’re not true at all.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more about this topic, check out:
- Need Proof of Rape Culture? Here Are 5 Ridiculous Things Some Men Say When Accused of Rape
- Victim Blaming Is Nothing New – Here’s a Brief History of Rape Culture
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.