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They would blame the victim more

I think they [my family] will probably appreciate it [the SV/SA policy] as long as it’s helping me, but I don’t think they would think something like this will happen. And usually, if Asians are in this kind of situation, they would blame the victim more. They will be like, “Oh like, that happened because of the outfit you were wearing, or your attitude.” They will never think about the person.

Recommendations

  • Consider how a student's identities might affect their expectations and concerns when accessing supports following a sexual assault, or when involved in a sexual assault investigation.

  • Ensure all sexual violence prevention and response education and training opportunities actively deconstruct victim-blaming, rape myths and gender norms. Ensure these sessions take an intersectional approach to understanding sexual violence and supporting victim/survivors.