Battling the Storm Within

Monday, July 24, 2017

5 Reasons Why I Identify As a Rape Victim, Not a Rape Survivor

A person with a stressed expression covers their ears with their hands.

You’re not a victim. You’re a survivor.”
This is a common refrain in activist and feminist communities. Activists often use the term survivor as a blanket term for everyone who’s been sexually assaulted.
Up until recently, I did, too.
But here’s the thing: Not everyone who’s been sexually assaulted identifies as a survivor. Why is this? And how can we ensure those people are included in our activism?


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