5 Myths About Sexual Violence/Assault/Abuse

Interview Dr.Colleen Cira

Dr. Colleen Cira is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma. Here are a few things she would say about Sexual Violence/Assault/Abuse:

  1. You could do or say anything to “deserve” it.
  • No one EVER deserves this. Ever.
  • What you were wearing, what you said, what you didn’t say, if you were into it just a few minutes before it went too far—none of it matters.  
  1. You should’ve said no/run away/told someone sooner.
  • Your body may not have let you.
  • Understand basic info on how our nervous system sometimes gets in the way of protecting ourselves.

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