released September 9, 2021
by the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
TAASA unequivocally stands with survivors of sexual assault. We believe survivors of sexual assault deserve dignity, privacy, and bodily autonomy.
It's important for all Texans to confront the realities of rape. Unfortunately, we live in a society where the prevalence of rape is high and survivors are often blamed for their victimization. In Texas, 1 in 5 men and 2 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lifetime. Despite these alarming figures, we are rarely able to hold rapists accountable; more than 90% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police.