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Rape survivor criticises 'blame survey'


A new survey suggests more than half of women believe some rape victims should take responsibility for what happened because of the way they have acted or dressed.

The research, by the Haven service for sexual assault victims, also found that one in five women would not report a rape.

One woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was drunk when she was raped by a friend in 2008 after a party.

She said the results of the survey amounted to more unnecessary criticism of rape victims.

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