Why to Draw the Line
But being forced into sex by anyone – husband, boyfriend or date – isn’t a “personal problem’ or a “private matter” It’s a crime with serious repercussions for everyone, and society as a whole. When we look away from sexual violence we make it easier for the perpetrator to continue – and the violence.
When to Draw the Line
Sex with anyone against their will is against the law. Period.
How to Draw the Line
There’s always more than one option for a bystander. Take a stand safely and do something that you feel comfortable with. You could:
- Support her. Listen to her story.
- Believe her. Validate her feelings.
- Find help for her. Offer community resources and services.