Digital Exhibit Breaks Myth that Clothing Impacts Sexual Assault

Posted on 4/22/2020 3:14:41 PM

Karate uniform for What Were You Wearing DisplayPlease watch the What Were You Wearing Campaign digital exhibit, available on the IUP Haven Project website. Brought to you by the Haven Project and the IUP Fashion Merchandising program, the digital exhibit helps to break the myth that clothing influences sexual assault.

Members of the Haven Project share anonymous survivor stories, along with a visual of what type of clothing they were wearing at the time of their assault. Resources are provided after every story, with the comprehensive list at the end of the video.

The exhibit brings awareness to the issue of victim blaming and helps to dismantle the myths about sexual assault occurring due to what a person was wearing.

Content Warning: The stories shared are about sexual assaults. Please be aware that this content could be triggering.


April 21–24


Break the Myth Sign- Haven ProjectView the digital display on the Haven Project website

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A list of resources is provided during the digital exhibit along with the stories. Help is available.

Questions? Email or call 724-357-3947

This was made possible by the collaboration between the IUP Haven Project and the IUP Fashion Merchandising Program.