Acquaintance Rape

Link to The Guardian: "Why the 'Nice Guys Commit Rape, too' Conversation is Not Helpful"
Link to The Guardian: “Why the ‘Nice Guys Commit Rape, too’ Conversation is Not Helpful”

Promoting the idea that acquaintance rape is not really assault, that good guys and bad guys commit rape, or that sometimes rape is just an accident, has led to a culture which shifts the blame from the rapist to their victim. We need to condemn the act of violence, not the person who has been attacked. Rape is rape. A lack of verbal consent is rape. Having any sort of sexual contact with someone while they are drunk or unconscious is rape. What ought to be a black and white issue – what is rape and what is not – has become grey and clouded over by people who believe myths about rape.

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