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Women's Center

Facts

  • Sexual Assault (rape) is an act of violence and control using sex as a weapon. It is not motivated by sexual desire, but by the desire to overpower and dominate the victim.
  • The majority of acquaintance rapes are committed against women between the ages of 15 and 24. (U.S. Justice Department)
  • 1 in 12 male students have committed acts that meet the legal definition of rape or attempted rape. (University of Pennsylvania, STARR)
  • Dates and parties are not always safe.
  • Men can be victims of sexual assault. Statistics show that approximately 10% of victims are male.
  • It's OK to say NO without giving an explanation.
  • No one owes sex as payment to anyone else, no matter how expensive the date.
  • Going back to someone's room or apartment does not mean that one plans to engage in sexual activity.
  • No one, male or female, deserves to be raped.