Myths and facts about dating violence
✔ Truth This misconception again ties sexual violence to uncontrollable sexual desire.
✔ Truth The consumption of alcohol does not cause sexual assault.
Dating abuse does include physical and sexual violence.
But it also can include emotional and verbal abuse – which includes put-downs, insults, and threats.
Research shows that around 50% of survivors experience tonic immobility during an assault. _____________________________________________________________________________________ x Misconception People often falsely accuse others of sexual assault.
✔ Truth False accusations of sexual assault are extremely rare.This is an important distinction because by framing sexualized violence as about sex and not about violence we focus on the perpetrator’s narrative and not the survivor’s.