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Things to Try When Confronted with Acquaintance Rape

Giving in is not giving consent

Giving in, or stopping active resistance against an attacker, is not something to be ashamed of. Attackers often make threats or use physical force, so sometimes, being passive is a way to conserve your energy and sustain lesser physical injuries. Giving in may be a survival strategy, as a rape or sexual assault can also be a life-threatening situation. Your only responsibility as a victim is to keep yourself safe.


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