Dear BeingGirl Experts, Women and girls are not the only victims of dating violence or sexual assault, and dating violence also happens in same-sex relationships. So why do you only talk about girls? Sophie --- Dear Sophie, You are right! There is violence in relationships where boys or men are the victims. However, women and girls are more at risk of becoming victims of dating violence and date rape, and more likely to sustain serious injuries from violence in their relationships. Men have a very important role to play in ending date rape and dating violence by choosing not to abuse their partners, intervening when they see other males abuse their partners or hear them brag about rape, and speaking out about date rape and dating violence. Men can also be victims of date rape and dating violence. They can call help lines created for women to get information and support for themselves. We shouldn't ignore violence against men and boys, but we need to raise awareness that women and girls are more at risk of being victims. Every one of us can help raise this awareness! Your BeingGirl Experts
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