Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Rape and Alcohol

Many men who rape will use alcohol to build up their ‘courage’ to attack another human being, then use alcohol consumption as an excuse for their violence.

Alcohol is the most common form of date rape drug in Ireland. 

Consuming alcohol will reduce your ability to identify a threat to yourself or to one of your friends.

Alcohol consumed by a rape survivor can be used in court to discredit her character and testimony.

For more, read Rape Crisis Network Ireland Fact Sheet: Alcohol and Sexual Violence.

Sad Fact: There are still plenty of men who think rape is funny.

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