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I just froze

14 MAR 2017 - 15:31

Rape Crisis Scotland (RCS) has launched a new campaign to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about how survivors of rape react to the traumatic experience.

The campaign called ‘I just froze’ addresses the attitudes people have towards women who are questioned about their reactions when attacked.

Its aim is to push back against a culture of blaming women who are attacked instead of the offenders themselves and it emphasises that freezing is a common and natural response to rape, challenging prevalent beliefs that ‘fight or flight’ are the only valid responses to trauma.

The charity has created a range of creative images and films, voiced by actor Daniela Nardini, to carry the campaign message, which is being funded by the Scottish Government.

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