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Common experiences that lead people to rape include:

  • Experience of violence at home or in the community.
  • Witnessing or experiencing sexual abuse.
  • Experience of being bullied.
  • Alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Mental health illness.

Some common belief that rapist has to include:

  • They believe that their sexual partners do not have the right to say no to sex.
  • They believe that they are entitled to sex whenever they feel aroused.
  • They believe that women or young girls and boys are inferior to them.
  • They believe that if they buy you drinks or gifts that you owe them sex.
  • They believe that a woman or child is a sex object meant to satisfy their needs.
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