10 Lies We’re Told About Rape Survivors

(Content Warning: Rape, victim-blaming)

Why do so many people doubt rape survivors?

You may have come across any number of reasons for not believing a survivor’s story. You might think their rapist is a good person. Or wonder why a survivor didn’t call police.

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.

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.