Act of violence – not passion Any male or female Usually acquaintance
Sexual intercourse against a person’s will by someone who is known to the victim.
Unwanted sexual behavior It can take the form of sexual jokes, pictures, comments (verbal or written), name-calling, gossip, ogling, pinching, gesturing, touching, brushing up against, blocking movements, or threatening sexual assault.
A violent attack against a person’s sexuality – may include sexual activities.
Students Teachers Support staff Administrators
Is a condition in which a rape survivor experiences emotional responses and physical symptoms over a period of time. Emotional Ashamed Angry Afraid Guilty Powerless Physical Nausea Headaches Sleeplessness Rape survivors fear relation from the rapist. They often change their living habits by changing their telephone numbers, moving, or moving in with others. May experience problems when becoming intimate with a person of the opposite sex.
Knowledge is important but may not prevent it Fight or Flight (Stand and face it, or try to avoid it) Verbal assertiveness and aggression may turn off an attacker. Self Defense tactics may overwhelm If attacker has a weapon think clearly while talking and waiting Use your intuition
Medical Exam- check areas, collect evidence, test for STD’S Go immediately- clothing, no shower Emergency Room Tell Parents
Avoid unsafe places Be cautious when you are out at night Keep car doors locked. Also keep your home/dorm doors locked. Avoid being alone and do not give information to strangers When beginning to date someone, avoid being alone Always refuse unwanted sexual advances and remove yourself from the situation as soon as possible Do not spend time alone with anyone using drugs/alcohol Communicate expectations assertively
Let the harasser know Tell someone and keep telling Don’t blame yourself Keep a written record Find a school official Write a letter to the harasser documenting the charges File a complaint with the US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights
If they don’t complain, then it’s not happening Sexual harassment is invited by the behavior or clothes that the individual wears. It is harmless to harass verbally or to pinch or touch people A firm “NO” is enough to discourage unwanted attention People who remain in situations where they are being harassed actually enjoy it Only certain men harass women There are adequate procedures that take care of sexual harassment at most schools and business