Tag Archives: Women

Sexual Assault Myths and Facts

Sexual Assault Myths serve to direct attention away from the perpetrator and often focus on blaming the victim and maintain the status quo of oppression. Challenging myths is one part of making change. Continue reading

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Ten Things Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence

Jackson Katz writes about how men can take responsibility for changing the culture that promotes sexual violence. Continue reading

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Tough Guise: How Sexism Hurts Men Too

Devaluing of women/femininity contributes to a culture in which sexual violence against women is prevalent. Rigid gender roles and stereotypes harm men as well as women and the gender non-conforming. Continue reading

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What is Rape Culture?

Rape Culture is the context that supports violence against women. It is a culture in which rape and other sexual violence (usually against women) are common and in which prevalent attitudes, norms, practices, and media condone, normalize, excuse, or encourage sexualized violence. Continue reading

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month(SAAM). The theme for 2010 is: Prevent Sexual Violence…on our campuses. Continue reading

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