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NOW CLOSED: To all MNers - please take our survey about rape and sexual assault - we'd like to hear from everyone

(161 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-Feb-12 13:50:09

Hello

As you probably know, Mumsnet is planning to launch a rape awareness campaign in the middle of March, and as part of that campaign we're asking Mumsnetters to complete a survey about their own experience, if any, of rape and sexual assault (following last year's informal survey by MNetter CristinedePizan).

Please note the survey is open to all MNers - whether you have been raped and/or sexually assaulted or not.

We've thought carefully about whether to run this survey, and about the wording of the questions that are on it. Indeed we have consulted with leading charities and organisations operating in this field. We're aware that this will be terribly painful for some of you, but we believe that evidence of MNers' own experiences of sexual violence is probably the most powerful way to get our campaign message across - to politicians, to the media and to the wider world.

The survey is open to to all female Mumsnetters, whether you have been raped and/or sexually assaulted or not. We want to get as accurate a picture as possible, so don't feel that you can't take part if this has never happened to you.

For those that do have personal experience, there are inevitably some very difficult and personal questions in the survey which you may find very upsetting to fill out. We're so sorry if that is the case; do feel free to leave without completing it if it becomes too painful.

Please also rest assured that all survey responses will remain completely anonymous, and won't be linked in any way to your MN nickname or RL identity. As a small gesture of thanks for taking part, there is a £50 Amazon voucher to be won.

If you have any thoughts on the campaign you are welcome to post them on this thread.

Here's the link to the survey

Many thanks,
Ann on behalf of the MNHQ Insight and Campaigns Teams

NB: If you've been affected by these issues, Rape Crisis offer support through their national helpline. The number is 0808 802 9999, and it's open every day of the year from 12pm to 2.30pm, and 7pm to 9.30pm. You can also visit their website for details of Rape Crisis Centres in your area www.rapecrisis.org.uk

done

roguepixie Wed 22-Feb-12 14:02:52

done

IAmBooyhoo Wed 22-Feb-12 14:13:18

done

LuckyLuckyMe Wed 22-Feb-12 14:13:29

Done

Nyac Wed 22-Feb-12 14:13:42

Completed. You didn't ask if people were male or female though, so it can't be taken as representative of women's experiences. Which is a shame because the reason why men rape and sexually assault women and girls is misogyny, and it's something that our society has tolerated for far too long.

The findings won't be able to draw any conclusions about gendered aspect of rape and sexual assault.

OliverTwit Wed 22-Feb-12 14:17:49

done

OliverTwit Wed 22-Feb-12 14:19:01

Nyac

'The survey is open to to all female Mumsnetters,'

FoofFighter Wed 22-Feb-12 14:20:53

Done. Did mine do correctly as it appeared there were only 3 or 4 questions? Just checking...

Nyac Wed 22-Feb-12 14:20:55

OK sorry, I'm reading the "important everybody does it" and "open to MNers".

My apologies.

TBE Wed 22-Feb-12 14:31:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PommePoire Wed 22-Feb-12 14:36:35

Done.

done.

ledkr Wed 22-Feb-12 14:55:36

Done

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Peekabooooo Wed 22-Feb-12 15:26:10

Done.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-Feb-12 15:28:53

Fooffighter - it looks like you've only completed the first page - there's more than one! Do you want to see if it will let you go back in and finish the rest of the Qs?

BelleDameSansMerci Wed 22-Feb-12 15:33:45

Done.

debka Wed 22-Feb-12 15:46:21

Done.

WannaBeMegMarch Wed 22-Feb-12 15:47:51

Done

Nilgiri Wed 22-Feb-12 15:49:18

Done.

Sockspence Wed 22-Feb-12 15:49:23

hello - I started to fill it in then had a wobble and changed my mind about one of my answers. I'd like to be a bit more accurate. Really want to complete it properly, but I can only see the last page now, is it because I can only access it once?

Hassled Wed 22-Feb-12 15:52:02

Done - am really please you're doing this.

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 22-Feb-12 16:00:38

Sockspence - do you want me to delete your response so you can start again?

Done

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