ASAP is Action for Sexual Assault Prevention, a group of Tufts students working towards raising awareness of and ending sexual assault and rape culture on our campus, and promoting a culture of consent. We do this through awareness campaigns around campus, supporting survivors, and working for institutional change. Come join us to learn more about… Continue reading ASAP GIM on Monday, September 21st at 8:00 pm (Eaton 209)
For a summary of the events leading up to the #TuftsTitleIX rally on May 1, read our explainer document. More details about the event itself can be found on its Facebook event page. Wondering what the rally was like? You’re in luck! We are very grateful to Robert Costa for capturing the events on video… Continue reading Results of the #TuftsTitleIX Rally
In response to our Open Letter from last April, the President’s office created the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Task Force. The results after a year of work are found in the progress report below, which can also be downloaded or read directly here. [gview file=”http://oeo.tufts.edu/sexualmisconduct/files/SexMis-Interim-Progress-Report-final-4-18-14.pdf”%5D
Trigger warning: discussion of sexual assault Have you ever noticed how sex scenes in movies seem to skip over verbal consent? We certainly did. The lack of verbal consent in our popular culture leads to misconceptions and myths about consent, contributing to a wider societal rape culture. We decided to do something to try and… Continue reading Adding Verbal Consent to Famous Movie Sex Scenes
ASAP and Tufts QSA recently worked together to line the steps commonly known as “The Rape Steps” with rainbow-colored bricks. We ask all members of the Tufts community to join us in dropping this triggering and trivializing name. Read more about why we think the name should be changed here, and what the process behind… Continue reading Introducing, The Rainbow Steps!
We’re launching a new campaign to raise awareness of slut-shaming and challenge people to stop using slut-shaming language. TULS stands for “Tufts Undoing the Language of Shaming,” and we’re challenging people to think critically before using words like “slut”, “whore”, and “bitch”. Be sure to check out our op-ed, “Think Before You Shame,” launching the… Continue reading Undoing Language of Shaming