Friday, November 16, 2012
How can we combat F&M's rape culture? How do we make campus aware of sexual assault? Here are solutions we discussed this friday:
-Recognizing the sexual assault spectrum: Rape is at the end of the spectrum, but any form of unwanted physical contact is not okay! We can't trivialize other forms of assault.
-Empathize with victims
-Advertise campus' options
-Follow up from the freshmen sexual assault presentation - Educate peers about sexual assault
-Bystander intervention - If you see something SAY SOMETHING!
-Stand up for yourself - "Excuse me" and other phrases. Speak up!
-More weekend options - target freshmen specifically. Tango club, movies, etc
-Use the buddy system with your friends to stay safe. Use a phrase such as "Can you help me find my "silver purse'" as a code to let your friends know that you need to be out of an uncomfortable situation.