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Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

@stonepixiereally great you could join us. Night night. Thanks.

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

no worries, I hope we were able to help out 

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

Some really great advice for loved ones! Now let's get onto a bit of a broader question

 

Unfortunately, society doesn’t do a very good job at supporting survivors most of the time. What do you think needs to be different about society’s attitude towards survivors to change that?

Rsg

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

@sasperth ok thanks, it's a bit of a grey area, I fully recognise that, but I absolutely said no beforehand I know I should have done more, but I was just drunk and scared

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

Unfortunately, society doesn’t do a very good job at supporting survivors most of the time. What do you think needs to be different about society’s attitude towards survivors to change that?

 

Better sex education and addressing gender stereotypes and misconceptions. There's a whole web of lies out there about how and why some experience sexual assault. Overall, society is a lot better reprimanding a survivor and less focused on the perpetrator than anything else. It's slowly changing but it's simply not good enough. 

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Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

@Myvo completely agree!

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

Society often tends to blame women for sexual assault and to a certain extent the victim (also if the person is a male). I believe these attitudes are changing over time.  With education and women's roles changing and other sexual preferences being accepted things will change more. We have to keep on educating, keep up the discussions in a good way, from the heart, not from anger. It is my impression that this sort of education works better.

 

I think we need as a society, to understand that everyone is different and we need to work on respect for each other. 

 

The edcuation needs to start as young as possible, especially good male role models are absolutely essential and then we will see a shift.   

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

@Myvo There are definitely so many misconceptions and myths around sexual assault. Victim blaming is a huge problem and it needs to be addressed at a societal level

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

@Rsg On what you have said it sounds like we would take some action, the important thing would come down to how clear you were about saying no previously and we have had similar cases where people have frozen and we have had a conviction. My advice is if there is a next time be really clear about what you dont want to happen, you have the right to say yes to some sexual activities and no to others and you can change your mind at any time. A lot of older men are really good at grooming younger more vulnerable males or females and if you think ar ein this position my best advice would be to speak to a specialist sex assault investigator or seek counselling

Re: [SPECIAL GUEST] Supporting Survivors (trigger warning: sexual assault)

@Rsg I had to edit your post because i am conscious that we might trigger people if we talk too specifically about our experiences and because of that we have some guidelines. I am really sorry about that because i can't imagine how hard it might be to share and talk about this and what you have to tell us is really important and matters a lot.