Was I Raped?
How can you figure
out if what happened was rape? There are a few
questions to consider.
Some states use this term interchangeably with rape.
For a precise legal definition, check the laws in your
Rape victims may
be forced through threats or physical means. In about
8 out of 10 rapes, no weapon is used other than physical
force. Anyone may be a victim of rape: women,
men or children, straight or gay.
assault involves coercive sexual activities that occur
against a person's will by means of force, violence, duress,
or fear of bodily injury. These sexual activities are
imposed upon them by someone they know.
Dating and Domestic Violence
domestic violence occurs in all socio-economic, educational,
racial, and age groups. The issues of power and control are
at the heart of family violence.
Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
facilitated sexual assault is the type of sexual
assault in which drugs or alcohol are used to compromise an
individual's ability to consent to sexual activity.
A hate crime is the victimization of an
individual based on that individual's race, religion,
national origin, ethnic identification, gender, or sexual
Incest is the type of sexual contact that
occurs between persons who are so closely related that their
marriage is illegal (e.g., parents and children,
uncles/aunts and nieces/nephews, etc.).
Male Sexual Assault
Male victims of sexual assault are an often forgotten
population--unseen, neglected, and underserved. The
following information has been put together so that this
population of victims can be better understood and
Partner rape includes sexual acts committed
without a person's consent and/or against a person's will
when the perpetrator is the individual's current partner
(married or not), previous partner, or co-habitator.
Sexual Exploitation by Helping
Sexual exploitation by helping professionals
involves sexual contact of any kind between a helping
professional — doctor, therapist, teacher, priest,
professor, police officer, lawyer, etc. — and a
Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual
advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or
physical conduct of a sexual nature that affects an
individual's work or school performance.
The impact of stalking can be profound and
life altering. Individuals who are stalked often change many
of their behavior patterns and have strong emotional
responses to the stalking.
3 major categories include Blitz Sexual
Assault, Contact Sexual Assault, and Home Invasion Sexual