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Transcript of Sexual Assault
What is Sexual Assault?
Drugs, Alcohol, and
1) Respect yourself by sharing your point of view, but also make others feel safe by respecting their individual culture.
2) Seek to understand others. Listen on a deep level without pre-judging.
3) Be mindful of experiences that people share with you and who you share them with. We strongly encourage confidentiality.
New Mexico State Law
Sexual Assault Consists of:
In the United States, a sexual assault occurs every 116 seconds.
On college campuses at least 80% of sexual assaults are committed by an acquaintance of the victim. (Bureau of Justice 2001)
College aged women are 4 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women. (RAINN)
Who are the Victims?
1 in 6 women have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape. (RAINN)
Victims can be ALL ages.
In 2003, 1 out of every 10 victims were male. (NCVS 2003)
You have a 100% chance of meeting somebody who has been a victim of sexual violence while in college. (RAINN)
Like the Victims, There are NO Average Rapists.
About 94% of rapists are male- 96% of rapists are heterosexual.
60% of rapes are pre-meditated.
Rape is NOT an act of passion
or lust... it is a crime of humiliation, power, and control.
These are MYTHS
Law passed in 1991 saying it
is illegal to force marital partners
into sexual acts without consent.
Risk Reduction VS Rape Prevention
On a daily basis, what do women do to protect themselves from sexual assault?
On a daily basis, what do men do to protect themselves from sexual assault?
Would you let somebody into
a party with a bag of Roofies?
Would you let somebody into a party with a 30 pack of beer?
What is consent?
Consent is only a verbal and sober
In New Mexico consent cannot be given by someone who is not of sound mind and body. Someone who is drunk, high, unconscious, or mentally incompetent may be able to consent to a sexual act.
Silence is NOT consent!
Raise your hand if you agree.
1) Two people are having consensual sex in the bathroom. A third party is in a neighboring stall. It is considered sexual assault for the third party.
ANY QUESTIONS FOR US?
Criminal Sexual Penetration:
"The unlawful and intentional causing of a person to engage in sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fellatio, or anal intercourse, or the causing of penetration to any extent and with any object, of the genital or anal openings of another, whether or not there is any emission." (NM Stature 30-9-11)
Who are the victims of sexual assault?
Who commits sexual assault?
Please place a tick mark on the board for each person you know who has been affected by sexual assault.
At present, we live in a
Sexual Assault is the only crime where focus is more on the victim rather than the perpetrator.
What was she (he) wearing?
How much was she (he) drinking?
Why did she (he) kiss him (her)?
It is NEVER the victim's fault.
Effects of Sexual Assault
more likely to suffer from depression.
more likely suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
more likely to abuse alcohol.
more likely to abuse drugs.
more likely to contemplate suicide.
The Dangers of Myths
In a survey of high school students, 56% of girls and 76% of boys believed forced sex was acceptable under certain circumstances.
(Acquaintance Rape: The Hidden Crime 1991)
What would those certain circumstances be?
In the Event of a Sexual Assault:
1) Get to a
2) Call someone you trust.
Wash, comb, or clean any part of your body.
Change clothes if possible.
Touch or change anything at the scene of the assault.
*These are for collection of evidence, increasing the chance of a conviction if the victim chooses to press charges.
Go to an emergency room or call La Pinon for:
SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner)
Advocacy in filing a police report.
Call the police from the emergency room to file a report.
Take A Stand!
1) Speak up against attitudes and behaviors that degrade others.
Don't ignore the situation and remain silent.
2) Utilize the buddy system.
Take the proper steps when in high risk situations involving alcohol.
3) Support Survivors
Always take anyone who claims they have been raped or sexually assaulted seriously.
4) Be in the know.
Know what to do in the event of rape or sexual assault.
Be familiar with important contact information.
-Grabbing Somebody's bra and snapping it.
-Sharing Nude Photos