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.

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


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!


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.




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)


Learn how to spot digital harassment and abuse. Here’s the full infographic.


a friend writes:

Apparently, the young woman who was raped in Steubenville is essentially trapped in her house because of the extreme number of death threats and attacks she is receiving. The threats are so serious that the police have posted two officers posted at her family’s house. I can only imagine that these threats will grow as the defense attorney’s build a case based on destroying her reputation.

Large number of rape survivors already suffer from PTSD and depression. I can only imagine the trauma this poor young woman is suffering. She and her family need to know that there are people around the country who support her. In NYC, we are having a meeting on the fight against sexual violence and we’ll circulate postcards where people can write their own messages of support and send them together to the attorney. Imagine if people all across the country did this and she received more than 1,000 messages of support. Let’s make it happen. My best educated guess for where to send messages is to the OH Attorney general who is prosecuting the case:

General Mike DeWine
30 E. Broad St., 14th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

(via inkdefense)