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*TRIGGER WARNING*

This is not a short piece, but it is well worth reading. I recognized myself in a few places, and wonder if other's will, as well.

#UniteAgainstRape #rape #SexualAssault #children
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"Overall, our results suggest that #sexism takes a toll on #women’s health and well-being. The high frequency with which women experience sexism – at work and elsewhere – underscores the importance of viewing it not only as a social justice issue, but also a public health issue."

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"I was told point-blank that my career was moving slowly because “nobody wants to fuck you.” There was something about me, sexually, that wasn’t selling...that whatever I might contribute to a role through talent would be instantly marginalized by my physical appearance. I learned that my success would be dependent on what the men in charge thought about my face and my body. Everything I had learned back home had to go out the window as I adapted to these new requirements: what I looked like was paramount."

#UniteAgainstRape #SexualHarassment #MeToo #TimesUp
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#MeToo? "Wait a moment, Mr. Travolta. Are you suggesting that (mostly but not exclusively) women protesting endemic sexual violence could reach the point of invalidity, even while sexual violence remains endemic?"

Or: "Pardon me, Mr. Travolta, but can I clarify that you just suggested 'being each other's friends and wanting and caring at a deep level' is the solution to sexual harassment and sexual assault, and is that suggestion exclusively directed at THE PERPETRATORS OF HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT?"
-Melissa McEwan

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-john-travolta-cannes-me-too-20180516-story.html
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"While Vogue’s profile may satisfy some, it’s not likely to provide answers to the Weinstein survivors who spent years living in fear of Chapman’s soon-to-be ex-husband. Some of them have wondered, in conversations with me, whether she was scared of him, too, like they were. If not, why wasn’t she? Did she not see what they saw so easily every time they saw him in public? Did she not sense the terror of these survivors when she was at his side, when they were forced to interact with him?"
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"After facing public accusations of sexual assault for 18 years ― allegations that spanned five decades ― an actor and comedian who was previously thought to be untouchable learned there would be legal consequences for his actions"
#UniteAgainstRape #rape #Cosby
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#SexualAssaultAwarenessMonth – Stop Sexual Assault Before It Happens!

We can all use our voices to change the culture to end sexual violence. Prevention requires addressing the root causes and social norms that allow sexual violence to exist. It also means speaking out if you see something and raising awareness to encourage others to speak out. Your voice has power.

During Sexual Assault Awareness Month survivors and advocates engage the greater community in prevention efforts. We know that one month isn’t enough to solve the serious and widespread issue of sexual violence. But the attention April generates is an opportunity to energize and expand prevention efforts.

FIVE STEPS TOWARDS TAKING ACTION:
1) Notice the event along a continuum of actions
2) Consider whether the situation demands your action.
3) Decide if you have a responsibility to act.
4) Choose what form of assistance to use.
5) Understand how to implement the choice safely.

http://www.nsvrc.org/blogs/saam/announcing-2017-sexual-assault-awareness-month-theme-engaging-new-voices
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#SexualAssaultAwareness - Scan the headlines on any given day and you’re sure to find dozens of stories about girls and women being abused, abducted, raped, beaten and killed. The pervasive oppression of women and girls is humanity’s greatest travesty.

Sexism and other forms of oppression including racism, classism, ableism, and heterosexism have significant effects on the perpetuation of sexua lviolence. When a community accepts oppressive and harmful norms about race, class, gender, etc., people who experience marginalization because of these norms have less power; thus violence toward them is normalized, and is not only excused but socially acceptable.

Sexual violence does not occur in isolation. Victims of sexual violence are affected by many forms of oppression, including racism, sexism, classism, heterosexism, ageism, ableism and others. These forms of oppression often compound the effects of sexual victimization, exacerbating the trauma and isolation victims and survivors experience.

Sexual violence is preventable through collaborations of community members at multiple levels of society—in our homes, neighborhoods, schools, faith settings, workplaces, and other settings. We all play a role in preventing sexual violence and establishing norms of respect, safety, equality, and helping others.

For more info and resources for help, go here: http://www.pcar.org/about-sexual…/oppression-sexual-violence

http://peterdaou.com/…/the-pervasive-oppression-of-women-a…/

http://oregonsatf.org/…/Intersections-of-Oppression-and-SV-…
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#SAAM During her discussion with Joy-Ann Reid, Viola Davis broke down the lifetime effect sexual violence has on its victims.

“Women always say that’s the day that they died,” Davis said, referring to the day victims were sexually assaulted. “And that trauma escalates into side effects that are life-changing.”

Davis said the trauma of sexual assault can trigger suicidal thoughts, addiction issues, body dysmorphic issues and so much more.

“You could go into any prison in this country and, I guarantee you, you could trace it all back to sexual assault,” she added, speaking of women inmates.
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