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Day 16. force: Upsetting Rape Culture

Last week a new, and rather surprising, Victoria’s Secret campaign was launched “PINK Nation”.  PINK Nation is a lingerie line that is all about good sex and what makes for good sex? CONSENT. “PINK loves CONSENT is more than a … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: More Than Ready Media Launch

Today, VicHealth launched a world-first report by Dr Anastasia Powell on sexism and bystander prevention. This report investigates the presence of sexism in the Victorian community. While the findings demonstrate an appalingly high incidence of sexist behaviours in the community, … Continue reading

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Day 15. Embody the future

Not being a rapist isn’t enough. It isn’t enough to distinguish you from a rape-enabling culture. It isn’t enough to ensure that we create a violence-free future, a world where no one has to fear sexual violence. We all have … Continue reading

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Day 10. Empathy

You don’t have to have been raped to care about the occurrence of sexual violence. You don’t have to be a rape victim in order to be shocked by the appalling prevalence of sexual violence. Nor in order to be … Continue reading

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Day 4. Let’s talk about rape

How does that sentence make you feel? It makes me feel confronted and uncomfortable. It makes me feel scared and uncertain. It makes tears prickle behind my eyes and the hairs stand up on my arms. And yet, it also … Continue reading

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Strike back

I want to strike back. I want to gather my fear, my loss, my distress and my suffering – that whole great tangle of emotion and experience – into one big, dark, monstrous cloud and then unleash it as a … Continue reading

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The Work of Recovery

After the assault, I took a month’s annual leave. Ostensibly this was time to ‘recover’, to rest and recuperate. A necessary break from the stress and demands of ordinary life in order to focus my energy on surviving what had … Continue reading

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