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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Campus Culture Project

What is Consent?

Survivor Accounts

What is Sexual Assault?

Tools for Further Research

Consent and Alcohol

Who Are You? (Note: some graphic material)

This video a group of actors show the possible events leading up to an alcohol-facilitated sexual assault. The video also points at the different moments in the evening when I bystander could have prevented the assault. 

 

A Response to the "Undetected" Rapist (Trigger Warning)

  • This is a DVD that includes both the original video reenactment of Dr. David Lisak's interview with "Frank", a pre-law student and a follow-up to this initial video. Dr. Lisak's research focuses on the psychological factors of male rapists who have not been indicted or convicted. The original video is then discussed by a mixed group of men and women. The reactions and discussions are in separate gender groups, then as a mixed group.

MAIN LIBRARY MEDIA COLLECTION Video Record 46647 DVD (Ask for this item at the Service Desk)

There was previously a version of this available through YouTube, but it was taken down because of copyright violations.

Sexual Assault and Gender

Sexual Assault in the Transgender Community

According to recent statistics, one in two transgender individuals will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives, making them one of the communities most vulnerable to sexual assault in the country.  That vulnerability and the misconceptions many people have about transgender people means that trans survivors often do not get the support that they need.  This website is a good primer on transgender issues and how to best support a transgender survivors. 

How Movies Teach Manhood

This TEDTalk by Colin Stokes (embedded below) discusses the stories marketed to boys and girls, and how those stories affect the way we envision our lives and perceive the world.  He argues that exposing children to different stories is an important part of educating children and can help shape their later behavior for the better. 

The Everyday Sexism Project

Creator Lauren Bates discusses how she came to form the Everyday Sexism Project in response to the casual sexism (including assaults) that has become "normal" in British and American culture.  She also discusses the backlash she experienced when she tried to bring this sexism to the attention of others and the strength she found in sharing her stories and the stories of other women.  The Everyday Sexism Project is a source of solidarity and a way for people to share their strategies for combating sexism. 

What is Rape Culture?