Wellesley College SAAFE

SAAFE (Sexual Assault Awareness for Everyone) is a student organization at Wellesley College that provides peer education and support to the Wellesley community.

Although we will try to tag our posts here appropriately, some content may be triggering.

heyveronica:

"Columbia Univeristy senior Emma Sulkowicz plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size to every class, every day until the man she says raped her moves off campus. Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found "not responsible" in all three cases."

Beyond ‘No Means No’  by Jessica Valenti for The Guardian

(via sorayachemaly)

halftheskymovement:

Four male students from North Carolina State University have developed a prototype for a nail polish that detects date rape drugs and changes color when it is exposed to them. 

“In the U.S., 18% of women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime,” the company says on its Undercover Colors Facebook page. “That’s almost one out of every five women in our country. We may not know who they are, but these women are not faceless. They are our daughters, they are our girlfriends, and they are our friends.”

Read more via The Washington Times.

fknandyy:

mariathemuggle:

anemotionallyunstablecreature:

will-you-be-electric-sheep:

Watch it in video

interesting how the answers change as the men get younger

and they call OUR generation lost

I was hating this until the end

I’m gonna reblog again cause this shit is important. my mom is a rape victim and she’s been married twice and she’s the strongest woman I know. rape shouldn’t be a deal breaker, that’s ridiculous.

(via sorayachemaly)

useless-worthless-nobody:

intoxifaded:

Save this to your phones or computer and post it on other websites like twitter too!

Why would you NOT reblog this?

useless-worthless-nobody:

intoxifaded:

Save this to your phones or computer and post it on other websites like twitter too!

Why would you NOT reblog this?

(via vogue-pussyxo)

Open meeting tomorrow in Freeman! Hope to see you there!

genderneutralbu:

Nai stands with Gender Neutral BU!

For those of you who aren’t aware, our friends at BU are currently negotiating with the administration to make gender neutral housing available to students. Right now, TGNC students basically have to either move off campus away from their classes, or live in a single which isn’t desirable for all. Please show your support for student safety and sign their change.org petition!

safercampus:

The District Attorney’s Office for the area that includes the University of Massachusetts and Amherst, Hampshire, Smith, Mount Holyoke and Greenfield Community colleges worked with students to produce a series of video public service announcements, posters and buttons targeting sexual assault on campuses. #SAAM

Bystander training & activism = super important!

Last week we introduced you to our new study, Moving Beyond Blue Lights and Buddy Systems: A National Study of Student Anti-Rape Activists, where we asked student activists, including many of you, about their experiences, perspectives, and perception addressing campus sexual violence. Now we want to highlight that important work they’ve been doing on their campuses. Here are statistics on the portion of the student activists who reported participating in the following diverse activities.

thetadoctor:

artbylexie:

prettygeekygirl:

Here is just a sample of some of my recent photo project, CONsent, which you can read about here.

Please read and spread the word around. I got to work with some great cosplayers, photographers and fans and I really hope to continue this project if it gains enough support. 

Thank you for looking!

I just want to say that as a cosplayer at cons, this is a real issue. The amount of things that get said (and mostly REQUESTED) to us is ridiculous. This deserves a signal boost.

On Facebook a couple days ago BelleChere posted basically asking people to not proposition her. Throughout the comments she noted she was married and neither one of them appreciated creepy comments made toward her. A number of people proceeded to argue with her saying that because she dressed up, it was okay.

I know a ton of people who have dealt with harassment at cons and they feel like they can’t say anything because it’s a convention. WRONG. You deserve to feel safe no matter where you are. Dressing up is not giving someone permission to say something to you or do anything to you.

This is a great project and it gets a boost from me. 

(via scifigamingmom)