Consent is freely given, reversible, informed, enthusiastic and specific. Open communication is essential in ensuring safe and consensual sexual interactions. (Consent booklet by Pleasure Pie) #SAAM
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To all survivors: We believe you and we support you. Your voice matters and we hear you. You are not alone.
No means no and yes means yes. Communication and respect are key!
Make sure it's consensual before you get sensual.
If you are in the heat if the moment, here are some suggestions of things to say:
Are you comfortable?
Is this okay?
Do you want to slow down?
Do you want to go any further?
Communication is key! It's important to discuss and respect each other's boundaries.
(via is loveisrespect.org)
Just in case you needed a little reminder today.
In the article below, The Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's Executive Director talks about the harm in merely dismissing "locker room talk" and the dangerous implications that has on society and the perpetuation of rape culture.
Click here for the full article.
Happy New Year!
Thank you to everyone who has supported us over these past few months. Moving into the new year we want to continue to grow & help even more survivors of sexual violence.
What are your new year resolutions?
You are not alone. We support you. We believe you.
Judge Aaron Persky has been cleared of any misconduct in the Stanford sexual assault case. The Commission on Judicial Performance "has concluded that there is not clear and convincing evidence of bias, abuse of authority, or other basis to conclude that Judge Persky engaged in judicial misconduct warranting discipline." This decision comes after the Judge handed down a six month sentence (of which only three months was served) to rapist Brock Turner because anything more than that would have a "severe impact" on him.
When there's no accountability for rapists or those who perpetuate rape culture we are completely minimizing sexual violence and dismissing survivors' experiences. We can do better. We need to do better.
Click here for the full article on Huffington Post.
Teen Vogue recently posted an article about self-care tips for survivors of sexual assault. It's so important to take time to prioritize yourself and your needs.
"Remember that you aren't alone and we all need help sometimes, especially when rape culture becomes a national conversation on every news channel."
Link to article here.
"Because when we passively stand by and allow others to talk about committing crimes, or even joke about assault, we allow sexual violence to thrive. We can do better." - The CEO of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.
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Everyday Feminism posted this cartoon to demonstrate just how ridiculous it is to justify rape and blame survivors. Read the full article here. It's time to stop making excuses and blaming survivors and start holding rapists accountable.