myth: sexual assault is an act of lust and passion that can be controlled.
Fact: Sexual assault is about power and control and is not motivated by sexual gratification.
myth: most sexual assaults are committed by strangers. it's not rape if the people involved knew each other.
Fact: Most sexual assaults and rapes are committed by someone the victim knows.
myth: False reporting is a common; women fequently "cry rape."
Fact: The FBI reported that only 2% of rape reports are given falsely. This is the same report rate for other felonies.
myth: A person can avoid being raped as long as he/she acts or dresses conservatively, not going out at night alone, and refraining from drinking alcohol or doing drugs.
Fact: Rape can happen to anyone at any time, no matter how cautious one may be. Advising people to follow a certain guideline puts the blame on the victim.
myth: getting help is expensive.
Fact: The YWCA of Greater Flint offers free, confidential and 24/7 advocacy.
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