‘Myths that a rape victim must have struggled and shouted and screamed in order for the rape to of been ‘real’ leave many victims who freeze in fear feeling doubted and blamed. Like the rape survivor who told the story of rape at the hands of a housemate, who had entered her room as she slept in the middle of the night. The Crown Prosecution told her they wouldn’t take her case to court as there was no evidence of a struggle that was likely to convince a jury.’

Everyday Sexism. Laura Bates. 2014.


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