10 Ways to Prevent Sexual Violence
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||Know that silence does not equal consent.
||Donít blame rape victims for the violence perpetrated against them.
Take responsibility for your own sexuality; donít let it be defined by your partner, the media, or anyone else.
||Do not use alcohol and/or drugs to get someone to have sex with you.
||Do not participate in sexist behavior by objectifying or stereotyping women.
||Teach everyone you know about the myths and realities of sexual violence.
||Interrupt rape jokes.
||Challenge images of violence against women in advertising, pornography, professional wrestling, and other forms of media.
||Support women and men working to end sexual violence by volunteering your time, donating money, and/or lobbying legislators.
||Recognize that sexual violence will not end until men become part of the solution.
Adapted with permission from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault
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