Language related to consent: consent should not be presumed without clear, positive agreement; while consent to sexual activity can be communicated in a variety of ways, verbal communication helps clarify consent. The use of alcohol or drugs may impair the participant's ability to give consent.

Victim-blaming: the only person responsible for sexual assault is the perpetrator. Offenders should be held accountable for their actions and victims should be supported based on their needs.

Rape apologism: reports of rape should not be questioned in either their severity or truthfulness. The rate of false rape allegation is only 2% so the accounts of victims should be trusted.