Sexual violence is defined as oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by or union with the sexual organ of another or the oral, anal, or vaginal penetration of another by any other object, without the consent of the victim.
You must ask the Question…
Of a Capable person…the person must not be:
With Adequate disclosures…
And Without Coercion.
Have you ever thought you had consent because your partner acted as though they wanted to have sex? Here are some examples of perceived “consent”:
Despite what seems to be “evidence” of consent, you can’t tell that someone wants to have sex with you unless they tell you that they want to have sex with you.
An emergency method of birth control intended to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse.
The active ingredients in Morning After pills are similar to those in birth control pills, except in higher doses. The pills will both prevent the sperm from reaching the egg and keep the fertilized egg from attaching to the wall of the uterus or stop eggs from being released to be fertilized, depending on the hormone in the pill.
According to the manufacturer, the Morning After pill is more than 89% effective in preventing pregnancy after unprotected sex. Also, the Department of Health and Human Services states that 7 out of 8 individuals who would have gotten pregnant will not become pregnant after taking the pill(s).
It is easier to state who can’t use it. Anyone who is already pregnant, is allergic to any of the ingredients or is having unexplained vaginal bleeding SHOULD NOT TAKE THE PILL. Individuals with breast or genital cancer, and/or a history of stroke or phlebitis SHOULD NOT USE IT.
23% of user experience Nausea, 18% of users experience abdominal pain, 17% tiredness, 17% headaches, 10% dizziness and breast tenderness and 5–6% vomiting or diarrhea.
If pregnancy does occur there might be an increased chance of ectopic pregnancy. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience severe abdominal pain.
The Morning After Pill is available to women and girls age 18 or older without a prescription at most pharmacies. For girls age 17 and younger, Plan B is available only with a doctor’s prescription. You may also get the pill at the Wellness Center, Planned Parenthood, and the Leon County Health Department. A list of area providers is on the following web site www.not-2-late.com or be calling 1-888-not-2-late.
If you feel extremely intoxicated after consuming a small amount of alcohol call someone you trust. Together you can decide what you would like to do.
The Wellness Center offers screening for a few known drugs, but you must do this quickly as certain substances only remain in the system for a few hours.
Alcohol can be odorless, tasteless and come in many different proofs (or strengths). It is the date rape drug of choice because it is easy to get and easy to openly consume. In the vast majority of rapes experienced by college students, alcohol was the drug used to facilitate the rape.
Effects of the Drug:
BURUNDANGA, SCOPALAMINE light yellow, odorless, tasteless powder
Street Names: Scoop
Smuggled in to the U.S. from South America, where it is found in a native plant, in gum, chocolate, and soft drinks Originally produced to facilitate robbery in South America by the Cali Cartel. Difficult to manufacture.
GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRATE, GHB colorless, odorless, liquid.
Street Names: GHB, Georgia Home Boy, Liquid X, Liquid Ecstasy, Easy Lay, Grievous Bodily Harm
Marketed as over the counter health food product in Spring 1990.
Unsubstantiated use: to induce sleep to induce euphoria to promote weight loss to promote muscular development Banned by FDA for human use in November 1990 following widespread poisonings. Easy to make at home which leads to questionable quality of drug.
KETAMINE Powder or liquid
Street Names: Special K, Vitamin K, Kit-ka
Used as an anesthetic for humans and animals, primarily by veterinarians to immobilize cats or monkeys. Synthesis is complicated, not homemade products on the street.
MIDAZOLAM HYDROCHLORIDE Liquid
Street Names: versed
Used for premedication prior to tracheal or nasal intubation to relieve apprehension and impair memory. Acts as a central nervous system depressant.
ROHYPNOL odorless, tasteless pill, dissolves in liquid
Street Names: Rophies, Ruffes, Ropies, Roofies, Ropes, LaRochas, R2’s, Roaches
Stalking is defined as willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly following, harassing, or cyber-stalking another person and posing a credible threat to that person. A credible threat is a verbal or non-verbal threat, or a combination of the two, including those delivered by electronic communication or implied by a pattern of conduct which places the target of the threat in reasonable fear for their own safety or the safety of those closely associated with them (Florida Statute 784.048). Stalking is reportable to Title IX office or law enforcement. A report can be filed at report.fsu.edu. A victim advocate can also assist you in filing for a protective injunction.
Intimate partner violence (IPV), often known as relationship violence, can be defined as repeated behaviors such as threats, verbal abuse and physical assaults, involving adults who are in an intimate relationship. IPV typically refers to two adults who are not married, not living together, and have no children in common. This definition applies to all couples of any combination of genders and sexes.
There are a number of reasons why victims stay. It is important to note that victims do not stay in abusive relationships because they enjoy being abused. Rather, they have very real, compelling reasons for trying to make their relationship work.
Generally, victims stay because the fear of leaving is greater than the fear of staying. Fear of the unknown can be a powerful reason for “staying put.” Also, victims are often threatened with physical harm if they try to leave. It is well documented that victims are at the most risk of injury when they are leaving. They fear for their safety, and the safety of those who help them.
The abuser promises that it will never happen again; the victim wants to believe that this is true.
The victim may believe that the abuser is sick and needs their help. The idea of leaving can thus produce feelings of guilt.
The victim may come to believe that they somehow deserve the abuse. Lack of self-esteem and the belief that they don’t deserve anything better can be paralyzing for a victim.
Being a single parent is a strenuous experience under the best of conditions, and for most victims, conditions are far from the best. The enormous responsibility of raising children alone can be overwhelming. Often, the abuser may threaten to take the children away from them if the victim leaves or attempts to leave.
Most people enter a relationship for love, and the emotion does not simply disappear in abusive relationships. Most victims want the violence to end, but love their partner and want the relationship.
Has your partner ever…
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you may be in an abusive relationship. If you have any questions or would like more information contact the Victim Advocate Program at 644.7161/644.2277/645.0086, or stop by Suite 4100 University Center Building A.
True or False (circle your answer)
Multiple Choice (circle your answer/s)
If you answered any questions differently than the answers in the Key and would like to discuss it, or if you have any questions and would like more information please contact the Victim Advocate Program at 644.7161/644.2277/645.0086, or stop by Suite 4100 University Center Building A.
Domestic violence can be defined as any assault, aggravated assault, battery, sexual battery, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member on another. Domestic violence typically refers to persons who are living together as a family, are married, or have a child in common. (See Florida Statute 741.28 for expanded legal definitions)
Everyone experiences trauma differently. The following are thoughts and suggestions that may help to alleviate the sense of helplessness you may feel and may help to build the necessary foundation to reconstruct your life.
Experiencing victimization may change your life. Relationships with others may be altered. Your perception of life may be changed. The way you feel about yourself may be different. However, change, even that caused by traumatic events, can reveal choices and personal strengths previously unrecognized.
And please remember that your reactions are not abnormal; what happened to you was abnormal. Have faith in your own ability to decide what will be the best treatment for you.
Everyone experiences trauma differently, and although there are many ways to help a loved one regain their balance. The following are important tips to consider when giving support to someone who has just been victimized.