Each of us has the power to make even small changes that can improve our lives...– Leigh-Ann Worrell writes about The WomenSpeak Project on the Commonwealth Youth Blog. Click source link at right to go to the full article. (via womenspeak)
AU is a great school, but we aren’t free of problems. Combating sexual assault...– Tim McBride, American University President-Elect, gives his opinion on the VAWA Situation
Rape Culture 101 →
There are a ton of factors and circumstances that...
fucknorapeculture: This is my attempt to articulate some of them, feel free to add more. If a person engaging in some sort of sexual activity: is too intoxicated to really know what he/she/ze is “consenting” to is engaging in sexual activity out of fear of negative consequences of not engaging in said activity (i.e. he/she/ze fears that another person will react violently if he/she/ze says...
Articles About the AU VAWA Rally: MEGAPOST
habohead59: Thanks to everyone who came out today to the Rally at AU. Its really important that we continue to show the administration that we need more educational programs about sexual assault on campus. Just because the administration doesn’t want to admit that 200 rapes occurred on our campus in 2007-2008 doesn’t mean that they didn’t happen. Keep up the pressure on the university and lets...
American University Students Rally for Sexual... →
billiontinyfeathers: DC feminist tumblr friends, come out tomorrow to support AU in our efforts to hold our administration accountable and push through the application for the VAWA grant which would provide sexual assault education training and resources for survivors! RSVP to the facebook event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152583268139485&index=1
Letter to Dr. Hanson from (con)sensual Chair,... →
Dr. Hanson, I am writing to encourage you to put forth the VAWA grant, and to express how upset I am that you have not. For the past three years that I have been at AU, I have been talking about sexual assault. For the past three years, I have worked on these issues in Women’s Initiative and I have heard the painful and tragic stories of survivors who devoted their time to our work in...
Is consent only important when it comes to sex?...
1. everyone has a different comfort level and a lot of people are going to want consent at a lot of different intervals 2. this question is unimportant because once you ask for consent or are asked for consent i promise you’ll never stop asking again 3. there’s no such thing as too much of a good thing, i promise Ask Us About Consent (or Feelings)
Myths About Prostitutes: Separating Fact from... →
FICTION: Prostitutes set themselves up for violence. FACT: Nobody asks to be assaulted. The fact that many prostitutes are intimidated by the police prevents them from reporting acts of violence against them, and perpetrators know this. Anti-prostitute laws and social attitudes set prostitutes up for violence. FICTION: Prostitutes are victims. FACT: Some “recovery” programs and women’s...
As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in...– Tori Amos (via imanassspankme) (via bellatrixblack-) WE LOVE YOUR FEELINGS.
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Does consent always mean saying 'yes' before sex?
consent lives beyond the “before.” consent means being able to say “i’m sorry, no, i actually don’t like this,” and it also means being able to say “hello i like this can we do it?” consent isn’t always about anything - except respect and communication. Ask Us About Consent (or Feelings)
sometimes my partner tells me that i must not love...
are you saying “i don’t love you?” it doesn’t sound like you’re saying “i don’t love you,” it sounds like you’re saying “hello person i love sometimes i like to read, and write, and watch movies. tell your partner exactly what you just told me. follow it up with “i love you.” in fact, start it there. “i love you but...
Last weekend, I had the most consensual one night...
YEAH GET SOME Ask Us About Consent (or Feelings)
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Got questions about consent? →
We told you we loved you a few times, were you listening? Well, we are. If you have questions about consent, about us, about your feelings, or about your life, or about consent, you can ask us now on formspring. Most questions will be answered by Carmen Rios, Campaign Chair and Director of Lowercase Letters.
Stop rape: say yes to consent!
The only way I’ve been able to find a place that feels good is just to talk with...– Learning Good Consent (via staybusy)
As long as society resists female power, fashion will call healthy women...– Abra Fortune Chernik (The Body Politic)
There was an article about an 11 year old girl who was gangraped in Texas by 18...– Florida state Rep. Kathleen Passidomo We should not ever be using the phrase “an 11 year old was gangraped because” unless it is followed by two words: RAPE CULTURE. (via meghanemusing)
“Note: I will refer to females as ‘targets.’ They aren’t actual people like us...– This is what rape culture looks like. This is misogyny. (via letthetruthlaugh)
How I Learned To Set Boundaries In Bed →
nishnish: “Here is the strange part, for me, in remembering him: I don’t think he consciously wanted me to hurt myself like that. If he had been deliberately abusive, if he had really wanted to tear me apart, if he’d been physically abusive — I can’t imagine what he could have done to me. It could have been beyond terrible. Maybe then I would never have gotten involved? Maybe then I would...
Women don't get raped because they wear revealing...
areyoudoingitwrong: shinybluesparkles: Men don’t get raped because they act feminine. People don’t get raped because they identify as LGBTQ People don’t get raped because they’re too weak to fight off their attacker. People don’t get raped because they left their drink at the table. People don’t get raped because they took a walk alone at night. People don’t get raped because they were...