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WCSAP Responds: Harmful Behavior of National Leadership Toward Survivors

It is confounding and infuriating to be met by our government with such contempt for those who have experienced sexual violence. Survivors are brave and mocking those who risk everything to speak their truth is beyond reprehensible. Each day, each victim blaming and minimizing statement we hear from those in power continues to illustrate why survivors do not report and confirm to a generation of young people it is not safe to tell and they will not be believed should someone assault them. This rhetoric works against the very prevention efforts in which we are actively engaged. 

We wholeheartedly agree with the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence's Statement Condemning Contemptible Behavior of National Leadership Toward Kavanaugh Accusers (link is external).

Reviewed: October 3rd, 2018