Discussion 3: Myths of Sexual Violence
Myths and misinformation surround the topic of sexual violence. For years, these myths have hung around the discourse, further muddying an already difficult topic about which to communicate. Although all myths can be harmful, there are some that may be arguably more harmful. For this Discussion, you identify some of the myths surrounding the topic of sexual abuse and consider why they have remained so prevalent.
Post an explanation of which myths of sexual violence you think are the most harmful and why. Please use the Learning Resources to support your answer.
References (use at least 2)
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Ullman, S. E. (2010). Conducting interviews with survivors of sexual assault. In Talking about sexual assault: Society’s response to survivors (pp. 121–143). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Zastrow, C. H., & Kirst-Ashman, K. K. (2013). Understanding human behavior and the social environment (9th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole