Summit: Presentation by Joanne Belknap

Alcohol and drugs do not cause sexual abuse and that’s probably one of the most controversial things I feel like I have said in all of this. People’s basic values don’t change when they’re high or drunk. That I may drink and sing karaoke in a bar, but I don’t drink and hit my child, I don’t drink and kick my dog. That I may do some things that I don’t have the courage to do such as, you know, singing karaoke, that I don’t otherwise, but I’m not going to go out and roll down my window and yell racial epithets when I’m drunk. To say that people suddenly have a completely different value system on what is right or wrong, we have to be really careful about that.

via Summit: Presentation by Joanne Belknap.

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For those who would like to create their own Satellite SlutWalk– from the Toronto SlutWalk site

For those who would like to create their own Satellite SlutWalk— from the Toronto SlutWalk site

SlutWalk Toronto started from a position of feeling like we’d had enough – enough of being angry, wanting better education, awareness and treatment and not seeing more about it; it was out of frustration with police services continuing myths and stereotypes about who is sexually assaulted and why. In organizing SlutWalk Toronto we worked on uniting people across diverse populations; contacted several organizations that we felt could be our allies; we contacted media to get attention and spread the word; we asked for volunteers and worked on making t-shirts, buttons and posters. To say the least we planned ahead for our April 3rd event.

Toronto attendance is not feasible for everyone. So we’ve set up some basic guidelines for Satellite SlutWalks, and if we think that a good match has been made, we will promote your event on our site. We would prefer that Satellite SlutWalks occur after the date of our main event on April 3rd in order to have as many supporters as possible, but understand if that is not possible.

via Whatever we wear, wherever we go, “no” means NO, For those who would like to create their own Satellite SlutWalk– from the Toronto SlutWalk site.

Click through for more guidelines and ideas

Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. Day chose to bring Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to campus last year as a project for her Communication 340 leadership course, which currently has 32 students enrolled.

Day said she brought Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to Ball State because a lot of college-age students deal with sexual assault silently.

“You don’t really think about things like that happening to your students, but they are vulnerable at this age,” she said. “We hope people will be supportive in preventing these types of issues, but also helping people who are going through them.”

~BSU Daily News

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Wisit the organization’s website at http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/

~Staff

“When You Dress Like A Slut, You’re Asking For It.”

“When You Dress Like A Slut, You’re Asking For It.”

That’s what Toronto Police Officer, Michael Sanguinetti thinks. He said, “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” His comments come in the wake of similar statements, like those made by Florida state Representative, Kathleen Passidomo concerning an eleven-year-old child who was recently gang raped by eighteen men and boys, ”because she was dressed like a 21-year-old prostitute,” and therefore asking for it.

via “When You Dress Like A Slut, You’re Asking For It.”.

Follow the link to read more and find out about rally’s in the works to respond to this victim blaming !!

~Staff