South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
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Date Rape

Date rape is when two people are seeing each other in a dating situation and one person forces the other into sex. The force could be threatening to hurt her, holding her down or through physical violence. A survey at the University of South Dakota found that 20.6% (or one out of five) female students had experienced date rape. It is more common for a girl to be raped by someone she knows than by a stranger.

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Facts About RapeRape is a crime - a crime of violence. Passion, lust or sex are not the motives for rape. Rage and hostility are the motives and the rapist uses force and/or threats to overpower, dominate and control the victim.

Rape happens to children, adolescents and adults. Rape has no social, economic, racial or religious barriers. It can happen to anybody. If you have been a victim of rape, you need to know that it was not your fault that you were raped. Regardless of what you did or did not do - the way you dress, abuse of alcohol, walking or jogging alone, not locking your door, etc. NOTHING excuses the rapist.

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South Dakota Coalition Against Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault

PO Box 141
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 945-0869 Phone
(605) 945-0870 Fax
1-800-572-9196
(Info/Referral only)
Email: [email protected]

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Working for the major social changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and their children.