By Ali Mailen Perrotto, Contract Liaison at PCAR
What we say about sexual violence matters. There have been many examples recently of public figures using the word “rape” to describe something that is not rape. This is problematic as there is plenty of evidence that many people are confused about what rape is, and that it is often not taken seriously. We must use this word only with its actual meaning if we are to make progress in ending sexual violence.