what's the what?
The current rape culture we live in is an epidemic. Rape culture is not a theory or a political topic. It is personal. It is me, it is you, it is all of us.
But, just on college campuses right?
No way! We know that you mainly hear about young, white college girls who are raped on college campuses. However, hearing only that experience is part of rape culture. Media sources tell that narrative over and over because it's one that those with the most privledge and power in our society can empathize with.
It's not the whole truth, though.
- 82% of the time the attacker is known to the victim
- Trans and GNC folks are 5 times more likely to be raped than cis-gender women
- Trans and GNC folks are 21 times more likely to be raped than cis-gender men
- Queer women are 3 times more likely to be raped than straight women
- Gay men are 15 times more likely to be raped than straight men
- 1 in 5 men will experience rape
- 25% of Native American women experience sexual assault
- 43% of Black women will experience rape
- 70,000 backlogged rape kits in police stations
- 2% of rapists spend any time in jail for their crime
- 0.3% of rape accusations are false
let's talk about sex, baby
We support starting with sex positivity at a young age. So, what does it mean to be sex positive? There is no "normal" or "correct" way to feel desire (including or absence of it). When we say sex positivity what we mean is being aware and communicative about consent, tolerance of all sexual and gender orientations and comprehensive sex education.
In our dream world...
Comprehensive sex education would mean that everyone is taught function, safety, choice and pleasure without moral judgement, shame or pressure.
Everyone deserves the right to be well equipped with the tools to have safe, healthy and good sex when they are ready. Everyone deserves the empowerment to say yes or no, and reserve the right to change their mind.
We had a Global Correspondant from Holland tune in to give us the DL about their sex education program.
Corinne also sat down with the amazing and empowering Karmenife Paulino to talk about the reporting process on college campuses and how she reclaimed the space where she was raped.