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I feel as though there should be a little more, I guess, options. Like, when you go to some medical center, you should have the option of either going to a male or female doctor,…

I feel like there is a little bit of a gender bias, because, well, especially in the Caribbean, males are less likely to report sexual violence than females. I feel like because of that, you…

Facilitator: When the respondent appeals, then the person goes to the board of students and all of that stuff. Participant 1: See, who wants to go through all of that? Participant 2: See, […] if…

Participant 1: But what kind of sexual assault is here? Facilitator: If anyone tries to touch your friend, like, that is a problem. Participant 1: I mean like, come on guys. We are all from…

Speaking from the experience of a friend who was in a similar situation on campus, when it came to getting information and trying to relocate on campus, there wasn’t any immediate, “Okay, you should do…

It’s like a whole stigma about it. It’s not really the policy, it’s just the whole entire topic. Like, I don’t think men feel comfortable with the whole entire topic, and I think they are…

Participant 1: Before we even get to the policy part, what precautions are put in place to ensure that this doesn’t happen? Are there any safety precautions on campus that allow us to feel…Except for…

Participant 1: Yeah, don’t wash afterwards. Participant 2: Yeah, ’cause the DNA is still on you. Participant 3: Like, if something happened to your friend, you should ask if they showered. […] Participant 1: If…

So, what I got from the policy is that with the other option, disclosing, that’s the only way you can be anonymous. Like, if you report it, it can’t be anonymous as well. You have…

[Some things I would ask myself if a friend came to be for support following a sexual assault would be:] are they willing to come forward and talk about what happened to them? How do…

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