Alright, this month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), this is very important to spread awareness and prevention. No matter where you are from, everyone needs to be protected and to prevent this from happening to anyone. As a survivor myself, I just want to spread this message to everyone.
To all survivors/victims of sexual assault, you are strong. I’m sorry this happened to you. I know it took a lot of courage to tell someone/anyone you trust about it. You/Anyone don’t deserverse this. It’s not easy to let go because it’s stuck with you forever. Keep holding on, and stay positive.
Now, I’m not really good with words but giving my best shot at this.
Alright, to those who have NOT experienced sexual assault. I’m going to give you some tips, to prevent this from happening.
Always beware of your surroundings and the people with who you hang out with.
Never trust anyone, especially your family members.
If you are attacked, yell, scream, shout or do anything to attract attention.
Don’t talk to strangers.
Always carry your cellphone at all times.
Never accepts rides from strangers who you don’t know.
If you’re going somewhere, always go with people who you trust and not alone.
If you need some more tips, check out these link, and raise awareness. Sexual Assault can happen to anyone at any age, any time, any place, and anywhere. Please protect yourself, and others.
Thanks for this However, I feel like the only way to make sure it doesn’t happen, it to not be around someone who would do that to you. (Does that make sense?) People who do this are the issue, not me. According to the list, I did basically everything wrong. TW- I wasn’t familiar with the location, I trusted someone I’d known most of my life, I didn’t scream, I didn’t have my cellphone, I got in a car with this person, and I went alone. And I understand that there’s a lot I could have done, but it’s entirely his fault. It’s not because I didn’t try hard enough, it’s because I was with someone who would do that. Sorry, I just get kind of frustrated when I see ways NOT to get a*saulted instead of ways to educate people on why they shouldn’t do it. People who do this to people are so messed up. Thank you for this post, I had no idea that this was this month. And I’m so so sorry that this has happened to you too Nobody deserves this.
I’ve been trying to write my own story and how I’ve tried to heal from my own experience, but it’s the most difficult story I’ve ever tried to write
There maybe can always be a reason why the person did it. You may never know their reason for why they would do it to someone. Maybe they had past trauma and put it on others to feel their pain. Maybe, I’m just guessing. But there’s always going to be a reason on why someone would do something so inappropriately.
as a victim of this, just like @AvalonOlivia said, we shouldn’t be teaching people hot not to be raped/assaulted, we should be teaching people not to rape/assault. if u go by this, I did practically everything wrong. But it’s not my fault. I should be free to go alone anywhere I want. the poeple who do rape/assault people are the ones that need to be targeted. But thanks for this
Agreed. That’s why I don’t like to be relationships because of my past trauma. Heck don’t even start with “Do you have a boyfriend?” I’m not interested in love anymore, so let live my life how I want to live it.