I have seen A LOT of victim blaming going on – not only here but elsewhere. I have allowed the comments, because I want people to have a platform to speak. However, with that decision comes a heavy heart from reading these comments. I want to apologize to all survivors of rape who are out there on behalf of the simple-minded individuals who make those comments. NO ONE deserves to get raped. NO ONE asks for it.
On September 14, the date of the first hearing in the Steubenville case, the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence requests your support and solidarity to take a stand against sexual violence.
- Show your support to survivors everywhere by wearing teal that day, which represents awareness of sexual assault.
- Post Facebook or Twitter messages that show you #SupportSurvivorsOhio.
- Start a conversation in your community or write a letter to the editor of your newspaper about ending the culture of silence and start by believing survivors.