Infographic: How Drinking Impacts Reporting Sexual Assault

Last updated on December 12th, 2019

The Senate officially confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice on Saturday, Oct. 6. Several protestors in the public viewing gallery interrupted the vote, arguing someone accused of sexual assault should not hold such a position.

Alcohol’s Impact on Reporting Sexual Assault

Following Kavanaugh’s hearing, many women have come forward sharing their reasons for not reporting sexual assault by using the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport. Like Christine Blasey Ford, thousands of women mentioned drinking or underage drinking as a reason for not reporting.

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In the second part of our series about the link between alcohol and sexual assault, we cover the barriers that alcohol presents in keeping survivors from reporting their assaults.

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Did you miss part 1? Read it here: The No. 1 Date Rape Drug is 100% Legal .

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