It Is Not Your Fault
YOU ARE NOT TO BLAME
Survivors of Domestic or Sexual Violence often experience situations in which others ask what they did to contribute to being violated.
Victim-blaming is an enormously toxic problem in our culture and it is absolutely essential in regards to healing that you know that being assaulted was in no way your fault. What you were wearing, what time of day you were out, how much you were drinking, etc., does not matter whatsoever. The individual(s) who assaulted you are 100% responsible for making the choice to violate you.
Find supportive people to help you process this and feel free at any time to call our Help Line (573-642-4422) even just to talk.