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Groped, violated and assailed: Scared victims suffer under silence and stigma

COLIN LIKAS and EMILY WILLIAMS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF and STAFF REPORTER Phrases like, “she dressed provocatively,” “she acted promiscuously,” and “she had it coming” are part of it. So is not reporting what happened because of feelings of helplessness and fear. These ideas all contribute to the stigma associated with sexual assault. But various Butler University organizations

Spotlight on sexual assault

Sept. 5, 2012 “Butler University is certainly not immune to sexual assault. It happens more than people think.” Sexual assault often goes unreported, leaving the victim to deal with the effects, the perpetrator free with no repercussions and universities looking to adjust programs and judicial systems to deal with the crime. Butler University, officials said,