April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time to amplify the stories of survivors and inspire individuals to take action to stop sexual violence in their communities. We’re making progress thanks to films like The Hunting Ground and initiatives like the White House’s It’s On Us. But we still have a long way to go to.
Just take singer Kesha’s attempt to break from former producer and alleged assaulter, Dr. Luke. Last week, she shared that she was offered freedom from her contract if she recanted her sexual assault accusations. But rather than perpetuate the myth that many sexual assault claims are false, Kesha’s standing firm and demanding justice.
That’s why this week, we’re asking you to tweet that you believe victims of sexual assault. Together, we can stand with survivors and challenge the cycle of violence.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom & The Representation Project team
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From Around the Web
“Our popular culture in almost every format – from film and television to the internet and video games to our political leadership — has glorified hypermasculinity and a hypersexualized, misogynistic male archetype that is now bearing disturbing amounts of poisonous fruit throughout our society. From the rising suicide rates among young boys and men to campus rape, domestic violence, and incarceration statistics that are exploding, we have collectively looked the other way, until now.” – The Huffington Post
- ATTN: Kesha Was Offered Freedom from Her Dr. Luke Contract for a Ridiculous Price
- Facebook: A Statement from Bruce Springsteen on North Carolina
- The Huffington Post: These Survivors Refuse To Let Their Sexual Assaults Define Them
- Jezebel: 9-Year-Old Crime Reporter Isn’t Interested In Your Opinions About Her Journalism
- New York Times: Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest
- Think Progress: Charles Barkley Urges NBA To Move All-Star Game From North Carolina Due To Anti-LGBT Law
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