Hey Balto Folks,
Hollaback Baltimore will be hosting a screening of Rock, Rage & Self Defense at The Windup Space on Sunday, October 19th starting @ 4:30. Film is under an hour. Q&A to follow. Details. Be there!
Take the pledge and make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from 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!
Rush Limbaugh is so sick of the “modern” definition of consent. When a girl says “NO,” she actually mean NO. But that’s just crazy talk, according to Limbaugh. “How many of you guys in your own experience with women have l…
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.
It’s sometimes called “the red zone” — the first few weeks of college, when freshmen women are more vulnerable to sexual assault. But researchers say it’s more complicated than that.
…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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org !
"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
In the age of Snapchat, Angry Birds, and Candy Crush, why did no one think of this sooner?
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.
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.
We have just wrapped up our first tour and are working on others.
Right now we are planning on touring France & Germany in January. Do you want to bring “Rock, Rage & Self Defense” to your community?
If you live in these areas and would like to host “Rock, Rage & Self Defense” at your venue, university, or community center please e-mail us: email@example.com
The first tour of Rock, Rage & Self Defense: An Oral History of Seattle’s Home Alive has come to a close. We want to thank everyone who invited us to screen the film for their communities and everyone who came and had conversations with us after the film. We also want to thank everyone who has supported this film on it’s journey from idea to media and all those who shared their stories on camera. We look forward to continuing to share the film.