Choose a practice you've seen:

Your friends are talking about a sexual assault that happened after a party last week. One of them mentions that the victim, a young woman in your class, was clearly wasted. Do you think:

Do you think that when a victim of sexual assault has been drinking, their assault should be taken less seriously?

How do you feel when you hear people talk about a survivor of sexual violence's sexual history or preferences, or the social status of the perpetrator, as a reason to not believe that it happened?

In the aftermath of a sexual assault the victim has to face some really tough choices: whether to report the assault, where to go for help to process and heal from their trauma (mental and/or physical), and so on. What do you think is more important for you to do?

When we discredit and silence survivors, we send a message to others that they won’t be believed if this happens to them. We then create a culture where people don't feel safe coming forward about their assaults, which enables perpetrators.

Learn more about how that happens, and how we can stop this.

Have you ever lied about how many people you’ve had sex with?

Have you ever considered, or felt pressure to, or been tempted to either exaggerate or downplay your sex life?

Did you exaggerate or underplay the amount of sex you’ve had?

Why did you exaggerate?

Why did you underplay it?

What do you think is the main source of this pressure?

Do you think that our culture assumes young men constantly want to have lots of heterosexual sex–and that “good girls” don’t?

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