Editorial: Sexual assault comes in many forms — don't be afraid to talk, or listen

One of the hardest things for victims of sexual assault to do is taking that first step to reach out to others to talk — especially when the two (or more) people involved know each other. Our instinct — whether it’s our friend, coworker, or family member — can be to hold our ears, cover our eyes, and keep the status quo. Often it is to blame the victim, or to hope they just “get over it.”

Editorial: Sexual assault comes in many forms — don’t be afraid to talk, or listen

One of the hardest things for victims of sexual assault to do is taking that first step to reach out to others to talk — especially when the two (or more) people involved know each other. Our instinct — whether it’s our friend, coworker, or family member — can be to hold our ears, cover our eyes, and keep the status quo. Often it is to blame the victim, or to hope they just “get over it.”