Stopped by Force's quilt making workshop for The Monument Quilt with Hollaback Bmore. Awesome to meet new members of a community working towards the same goals in amazing and diverse ways. If you’re local to Baltimore or DC stop by our screening tomorrow at 4:30 at The Windup Space hosted by Hollaback Bmore. Enjoy “Laura Palmer” drinks that benefit Hollaback, stay for a panel and Q&A after the film, and purchase some rad merch to help share Rock, Rage & Self Defense with other communities. 

Hey Baltimore & DC! Don’t forget! This Sunday, October 19th, Hollaback Bmore is hosting a screening of “Rock, Rage & Self Defense” at The Windup Space in Baltimore @4:30. The film will be followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. Suggested $5 donation. No one will be turned away. Check out event here. Be there & Share!

      Obama unveils "Its On Us" campaign to combat sexual assault!

Today, President Obama launched his new “Its On Us” campaign that describes itself as a “cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assualt.” The campaign is solution-based and offers tips, tools, and resources on how to be a part of the movement. This includes how to be a part of the movement, what language to use, and how to effectively discuss these issues in your community.

We are excited to see the Obama administration take on sexual assault by  offering ACCESSIBLE SOLUTIONS and TOOLS!

      DAILY WTF with Rush Limbaugh: 'No Means Yes If You Know How To Spot It'

A daily reminder about the importance of consent and the daily fight for control over our bodies and power to SAY NO.

It is time to take control of media, and change the conversation.

NO [STILL] MEANS NO.

      Oh let us count the ways NPR got it wrong...

…Because they only address freshmen women, which is to assume they mean only cisgender females.

…Because they assume that these women only should be concerned with sexual assault during this “red zone” time.

…”Alcohol consumption tends to go hand in hand with sexual assault,” Flack says.—-just that statement is enough on it’s own to make us angry. so alcohol excuses the behavior?

…and this “Research shows that a small percentage of male college students are responsible for most of the campus rapes. These predators are looking for people who are vulnerable, says Melissa Osmond, the associate director for health promotion at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore.” A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF MALE COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THE COLLEGE RAPES?!!! DID YOU REALIZE WHAT YOU WERE SAYING WHEN THE WORDS LEFT YOUR MOUTH?? what is that… anchorman quote, “60% of the time, it works everytime.” This perpetuates this stranger danger stereotype. This research is also questionable as it has come to light that many Universities and Colleges have been mishandling sexual assault reports on campus.

…”A lot of times those are young women who may be under the influence of alcohol, and these perpetrators will sometimes help that along,” Osmond says.” What upsets us most with this article is that there is nothing progressive about it. There is nothing that offers solution, or how to be proactive and challenge this campus rape culture.

Below are a few links to awesome work that is being down around the country to combat rape culture. It makes us happy and hopeful knowing that there are campuses and activists around the country doing this work. We are even more grateful that this is a very limited list of links, and that there are SO MANY AWESOME PEOPLE DOING AWESOME WORK!

https://www.uccs.edu/~roc/services-offered.html

http://caeny.org/

http://sarva.asuw.org/

We are constantly on the lookout for what people/groups/communities are doing to end rape culture. Please send us what you, your community, or anyone/thing that is doing this work homealivedocumentary@gmail.com !

"Harassing women does not prove your masculinity" Street Art in Baltimore.
Join us in building a community of street art with themes of combating violence by sharing photos on our Instagram and Twitter outlets.
For Instagram & Twitter1) Take a photo of graffiti/street art that has to do with combating violence 2) Tag us on Instagram @rockrageselfdefense OR tweet at us on Twitter @rockrageselfdef3) Add the hashtag ‪#‎RRSDart‬ , hashtag the place (city, town, state or country) where the art is located, & hashtag the artist if known
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"Harassing women does not prove your masculinity"
Street Art in Baltimore.

Join us in building a community of street art with themes of combating violence by sharing photos on our Instagram and Twitter outlets.

For Instagram & Twitter
1) Take a photo of graffiti/street art that has to do with combating violence 
2) Tag us on Instagram @rockrageselfdefense OR tweet at us on Twitter @rockrageselfdef
3) Add the hashtag ‪#‎RRSDart‬ , hashtag the place (city, town, state or country) where the art is located, & hashtag the artist if known

      New safety "app", alerts friends when you don't make it home

Although, we do not love Elle’s title for the article, they present the important logistics of the program.

We love that you do not need a smartphone to have the web-based service, which makes the program more accessible! What are your thoughts on KiteString?

Would you use it?

Rad combo of the Girls Rock Pittsburgh t-shirt & our Rock, Rage & Self Defense tote. The t-shirt was made as a fundraiser item for Girls Rock Pittsburgh and has lyrics from girl fronted & all girl bands. The third tape is Second Skin by The Gits! Got so many compliments today. Check out WolfPack Goods to learn about the origin of this t-shirt & what it benefits. 
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Rad combo of the Girls Rock Pittsburgh t-shirt & our Rock, Rage & Self Defense tote. The t-shirt was made as a fundraiser item for Girls Rock Pittsburgh and has lyrics from girl fronted & all girl bands. The third tape is Second Skin by The Gits! Got so many compliments today. 

Check out WolfPack Goods to learn about the origin of this t-shirt & what it benefits. 

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the death of Mia Zapata. Most know her as the lead singer/songwriter of The Gits. We want to honor and remember Mia and her gifts of music, creativity, friendship, & inspiration. 

¡Viva Zapata!