The Truth Is...

  • Rape can happen to anyone - children, students, wives, mothers, working women, grandmothers, the rich and poor, and boys and men.
  • Rape is an act of violence. It is an attempt to control and degrade using sex as a weapon.
  • Rapists can be anyone - classmates, co-workers, a neighbor or delivery person, ugly or attractive, outgoing or shy, often a friend or family member.
  • Rapists rape again and again until caught.

Use Common Sense

  • Be alert! Walk with confidence and purpose.
  • Be aware of your surroundings - know who's out there and what's going on.
  • Don't let alcohol or other drugs cloud your judgment.
  • Trust your instincts. If a situation or place makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy, don't be afraid to just leave.