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I think filing the report directly to the police is better than contacting the university first because it is a more direct way and it wastes less time. If the person decides to seek therapy…

I think it should be automatic. For example, if I’m in school and this person- either they go to school or they don’t, the school should be a safe environment for me. I don’t want…

Participant 1: Everyone assumes that anyone who claims that they have been sexually assaulted is right – at least ninety percent, right? – because nobody likes to go out and talk about it or say,…

No matter your background, 90% of the time it’s assumed that the female has more power to go and say, “I’ve been sexually assaulted,” and they will have more help. I think it’s time to…

How much proof do I need to actually need? How much evidence do I need to prove that I have actually been victimized? Because it is always a topic with these cases. So, how much…

I would probably explain or show the victim/survivor that there are other ways to get help other than talking to me. At the same time, I would see if they are comfortable talking about the…

You shouldn’t blame the victim. You shouldn’t say, for example, “Oh, you were too drunk,” or, “You were dressing inappropriately.” You should always listen and understand what is consent. Never try to manipulate the whole…

I would also say, being calm in an uncomfortable situation [is important when someone discloses to you]. You don’t wanna be the person that freaks out when they’re already freaking out and telling you about…

[If a friend discloses to you], I think for sure you need to be a good listener. You need to listen to all the person has to say. You also need to be a good…

[If a friend discloses to me], I will try to explain in a calm and cool-headed way, and probably confidently as well, in the sense that when you are faced with a big problem, you…