How Can EVERYONE Combat Rape Culture and Victim Blaming?

  • Avoid using language that objectifies or degrades women/men
  • Speak out if you hear someone else making an offensive joke or trivializing rape
  • If you know someone has been raped, take it seriously, be supportive and gather more people to.
  • Think critically about the media’s messages about women, men, relationships, and violence
  • Be considerate of everyone’s bodily space even in casual situations
  • Let survivors know that it is NOT their fault
  • Hold abusers accountable for their actions: do not let them make justifications like blaming the victim, alcohol, or drugs for their behaviour
  • Define your own manhood or womanhood. Do not let stereotypes shape your actions.
  • Always communicate with sexual partners and do not assume consent
  • Be an Active Bystander and Help Up!