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“Rape seems to be the only crime where it's seen as ok to put the victim on trial.”

Natasha, Female from Glasgow

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“Short skirts don't cause rape. Rapists cause rape”

Joss, Female from Connecticut

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“About time something like this was shown on TV. Hopefully it will make everyone realise there cannot be any excuse for rape - EVER.”

Helzo, Female from Renfrewshire

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Asking for it? — as if.

The ordeal and humiliating scrutiny to which women are subjected in the course of rape trials is well documented. Overcoming prejudicial attitudes towards the dress and behaviour which lead to women being blamed is crucial for change.

Do you know?

  1. What proportion of people interviewed for the “Wake Up To Rape” research published by The Havens in 2010 believed a person should take some responsibility for being raped if they drank to excess or blacked out?

Need help?

Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence.The helpline is open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers free and confidential crisis support and information.

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At a night out at the pub with her friends, a woman meets a guy she likes. After chatting in the bar, he asks her to go back to his house – she goes. After another drink in his house, things get a bit passionate but he then becomes forceful, leading to rape. Is the woman partly to blame for the rape?

82% said no

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