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    Can men be taught not to rape? Zerlina Maxwell said men can prevent rape — and recounts for Salon the nightmare that followed thereafter →

    A really powerful and important read. Trigger Warning.

    Essentially 3 things happened:

    1. A woman went on TV and said this: “I don’t think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there… You’re talking about this as if it’s some faceless, nameless criminal, when a lot of times it’s someone you know and trust. If you train men not to grow up to become rapists, you prevent rape.”

    She also cited that “After Canada launched a “Don’t be that guy” consent awareness campaign in 2011, the sexual assault rate dropped for the first time in years — by 10 percent.”

    2. People freaked out. She got rape threats, like: “You need to be gang raped to you get some common sense, you stupid bitch" among other horrendous threats and allocations. 

    3. Zerlina Maxwell became my hero. 

    — 1 year ago with 57 notes
    #zerlina maxwell  #rape  #salon  #feminism  #sexism 
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