With the new federal mandate that all colleges and universities receiving federal funds provide all new students and employees rape prevention education it’s critical that we examine what counts as “prevention” and ask why self-defense training is absent from the concept of prevention. This short video makes the argument that excluding self-defense results in a HIDDEN CURRICULUM we must challenge.
Bystander Training without Self-Defense Training: Teaching Protection of Others without Teaching Self-Protection
1 photo, 6 words: Self defense IS sexual violence PREVENTION! #seejanefightback We asked, you delivered! Here is our video –a response to the CDC’s “Veto Violence” video.
In March 2015, the CDC put out their “1 photo, 6 words”: #VetoViolence video, to tell the public-health story of preventing violence against women by stringing together some of the photos people posted under the hashtag #VetoViolence with six words about preventing sexual assault. While we agree with statements in that video such as “Violence against women is not cool”, “Gender equality should be the norm”, self-defense was COMPLETELY ABSENT from their story. But self-defense IS ABSOLUTELY PART OF the public-health approach to preventing violence against women.
Thanks to all of you who sent us your photo with six words about self-defense for #seejanefightback!!!
And, keep the images coming– just post to your own Facebook page with the hashtag #seejanefightback.
If you already know your “porn name” (name of your first pet + name of the street you grew up on) or your rap star name, you probably ought to know your official bad-ass kick-ass warrior name, courtesy of See Jane Fight Back.
Start with The Great and then + the first 3 letters of your first name + zilla; then take the first 3 letters of your last name + titude.
And thus, Jill Cermele becomes The Great Jilzilla Certitude. And you really can’t get more kick ass than that. But your own name will be bad ass, too. Please let us know what it is or post it to Facebook. We’ll find it if you just include #seejanefightback.
Thank goodness reason and the 21st Century came to Anheuser-Busch InBev, and they dropped their Bud Light bottle label with the wide blue band announcing, “The perfect beer for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary for the night.”
Apparently, drinking Bud Light means you’re “#up for whatever” and the Bud Light bottle made it clear that you’re supposed to be up for whatever a man feels like doing to you.
Well, it’s over now. And no doubt somebody at Budweiser has now been fired. Too bad they hadn’t talked to us. We’d have been happy to come up with a slogan for the beer bottle label that would increase, not decrease, Bud Light’s share of the female market.
But perhaps our time would be better spent reaching out to companies that market energy drinks and energy bars. . . . May we suggest:
Luna Bar: THE PERFECT ENERGY FOR REMOVING ASSHOLES FROM YOUR PERSONAL SPACE FOR THE NIGHT.