Saying that a woman deserved to be raped because of what she was wearing is one of the most prevailing myths about sexual assault. That belief shifts the blame from the offender to the victim. Women have the right to dress how they want to and no one asks or deserves to be raped.
In an effort to bring awareness and combat this stereotype, the Monterey County Rape Crisis Center (MCRCC) is hosting a community Frock Swap. Women bring gently or never used clothing/accessories to swap and share with other women. Leftover clothing goes to consignment stores with proceeds going to Monterey County Rape Crisis Center and/or remaining clothing donated to local women’s shelters.
Frock Swap will take place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month and in conjunction with Denim Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denim_Day). It will be promoted during the month of April at all Sexual Assault Awareness Month agency events.