Urban myths about intimate physical violence are dangerous, created from a need to get feeling in senseless circumstances, plus in the context of intimate physical violence try to explain/justify violent or acts that are disturbing

Urban myths about intimate physical violence are dangerous, created from a need to get feeling in senseless circumstances, plus in the context of intimate physical violence try to explain/justify violent or acts that are disturbing

MYTH 1: women can be many at an increased risk whenever travelling in the home later during the night

No. The majority of rapes are committed by persons known to the victim (approximately 90% ) in actual fact. Date or acquaintance rape is extremely typical, and assaults regularly occur into the victim’s house. The outdated idea of frightening numbers lurking in alleys is not just threatening, but misleading too – as it reinforces the message that house is safe, and rape may be avoided by avoiding specific places (placing fault from the target).

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