Rape, sometimes also called sexual assault, can happen to both men and women of any age. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines rape as: “The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” Rape is forced and unwanted. It’s about power, not sex. A rapist uses actual force or violence — or the threat of it — to take control over another human being. Some rapists use drugs to take away a person’s ability to fight back. Rape is a crime, whether the person committing it is a stranger, a date, an acquaintance, or a family member. No matter how it happened, rape is frightening and traumatizing. People who have been raped need care, comfort, and a way to heal.
What should you do if you have been raped?
1) You need to tell someone like a parent(if you still live at home), pastor, police, friend or someone that you can trust!!!!!!!!
2) You do need to tell the police. If you have to have a friend or someone that you trust go with you then that is okay but you do need to tell them!
There are three things that everyone who has been raped should do, though:
1) Know that the rape wasn’t your fault.
2) Seek medical care.
3) Deal with your feelings.
You do need to know that it wasn’t your fault. No onehas the right to have sex with you against your will. The blame for a rape lies solely with the rapist. Sometimes a rapist will try to exert even more power by making the person who’s been raped feel like it was actually his or her fault. A rapist may say stuff like, “You asked for it” or “You wanted it.” This is just another way for the rapist to take control. The truth is that what a person wears, what a person says, or how a person acts is nevera justification for rape. Most people who are raped know their rapists. That can sometimes lead the person who’s been raped to try to protect the perpetrator. Make protecting yourself your priority.Don’t worry about protecting the person who raped you. Reporting a rape may help protect others from that person — and may help you feel a little less like you were a victim. Rape isn’t just physically damaging, it can be emotionally traumatic as well. The right emotional attention, care, and support can help a person begin the healing process and prevent lingering problems later on.
GOD does NOT cause you to get raped!!!!!! HE loves you and it hurts HIM to see you hurt!!!!! Here are some Bible Verses for you:
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your GOD goes with you; HE will never leave you nor forsake you. (NIV)
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for HE hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. (KJV)
And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me. (NIV)
Calling on GOD in this time of your life will help you alot!!!!!!!!!!
The LORD is my helper; I will not be afraid. (NIV)
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