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The first thing you should know if you were raped or sexually assaulted is that it was not your fault.


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Personal Rape Survivor Websites

The survivor community exists largely online in the form of personal sites and support Message boards.

Welcome to Barbados


Welcome to Barbados is a Tori Amos inspired site for rape and sexual abuse survivors. This site is particularly visually appealing and well developed. This page has articles on healing from an assault.

Escaping Hades


A rape and sexual abuse survivors site. This site was created by one of the founders of the message board pandora's aquarium.

"In Greek Mythology, Persephone is the goddess of spring. According to her story, she was abducted, raped and taken to the underworld by Hades, the lord of the underworld. When her mother, Demeter, found out what had happened to Persephone, she convinced Zeus to force Hades to release her. Before Persephone could leave, Hades made her eat a pomegranate, which meant that she would have to return to the underworld for one-third of the year. According to the legend, the time Persephone spends in the underworld is the time in which there is winter on the earth. Because Persephone made it out of the underworld, she can be called the first rape survivor. As rape survivors we can take comfort from the knowledge that although winter is hard, there is always spring around the corner."


Aphrodite Wounded


Aphrodite Wounded is a support site for women who have experienced rape/sexual assault in marriage or by another male partner


Surviving to Thriving


An upbeat site for survivors of sexual assault. This is a site for female and male survivors of sexual violence, including rape, attempted rape, sexual abuse and incest as well as the people who support them. In these pages, you will find my story and the stories of other rape and sexual assault survivors who have chosen to share theirs, as well as information, including pages on healing, medical and legal information for rape and sexual assault survivors, and sections for child sexual abuse and male survivors.


Surviving the Memories


This is a great personal site with a page on music for survivors. You can listen to many of the songs from the site. It also has a good menu of survivor issues.


Over the Rainbow


An interesting site based on the Wizard of Oz theme. The author does research on rape in the media as well.


PANdora's Box


A well organized site with research as well as crisis information on victim's services oriented around child sexual assault.


Welcome to Emergence


Welcome to Emergence is another attractive site adorned with Pre-Raphaelite art works. It is an homage to Tori Amos (founder of RAINN) as well.

"I hope that somehow, at sometime, someone else finds a piece of their own strength and determination, and sees in the mirror their own beautiful reflection.”


Dancing in the Darkness


This is a great survivor site which is connected to the message board 'After the Silence'.


Finding My Voice


"I found my voice when I spoke to other survivors; I found the strength to share my stories, my experiences, my feelings and my aftermath. I found my voice in being honest about my past and how it has affected me, in helping other survivors feel less alone, and in telling my friends and family these stories, my stories which are a part of me and my life."


As Waters Passing By


A very well organized and interesting personal survivor site which describes message boards, how to use them and notable survivors.


Remember to Breathe


"This is a website dedicated to survivors of multiple instances of sexual assault."


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A directory of rape crisis syndrome resources and community links from Pandora's Aquarium




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Rape Crisis Research Pathfinder


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This site provides crisis information and research on rape and sexual assault. The menu has a listing of covered topics here. Do you need help now? In the USA you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline, operated by RAINN, 24 hours a day at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). You may also use the RAINN directory or the hotlines page. To call a hotline in the UK or internationally just look up the local rape crisis center on the international page and dial the hotline direct. Feel free to request to speak to a person of your gender. RAINN also hosts an online crisis counseling service. If you are reporting an assault to the police please call a crisis center and ask for a referral to a victim's advocate first. Message boards are recommended as a good first step if you are not ready to talk.

Other topics covered are emergency information on self injury, suicide and reaching out. For information on rape trauma syndrome, PTSD, date rape drugs and other related topics scroll down. This site also provides research, the effects of rape and diversity information. (Espanol)

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Basic hotlines: Rape Crisis 1.800.656.HOPE (4673), Self Injury 1.800.DON'T.CUT (366-8288), Suicide Hotline 1.800.273.TALK, 1.800.SUICIDE (784.2433), Domestic Violence 1.800.799.SAFE (7233), Gay & Lesbian 1.888.THE.GLNH (1.888.843.4564), Child Abuse 1.800.4.A.CHILD (422.4453), Therapists- APA 1-800-964-2000, or NMHA at 1.800.969.6642

* Topics of the week: Help stop rape in Sudan. Always remember the ONLY person responsible for an assault is the perpetrator. If you have been assaulted, no matter what you do, or don't do, in any case It Is Not Your Fault.


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Macdonalds, J. (2004). World Book Encyclopedia. United States of America: World Book Inc.

rape. (2006). Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 2, 2006, from Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article?tocId=9376486

Smith, M. D. (2004). Encyclopedia of Rape. USA: Greenwood Press.

Sedney, M., "rape (crime)." Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia. Scholastic Library Publishing, 2006 <http://gme.grolier.com> (February 1, 2006).



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