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
As we posted earlier, the Tufts administration responded to our Open Letter last month. Several of the initial signatories replied in a letter recently, which we have posted below. We invite all Tufts students to join the effort in the Fall, whether in the working group or in any other form. As always, comment here,… Continue reading Our Reply to Administration Response to Open Letter
Thank you to everyone who has signed or shared our Open Letter on Institutional & Policy Reform in the past few weeks. A week ago, members of the Tufts administration directly addressed in the Letter sent the seven initial signatories a response, and we felt that we should share it openly in the spirit of… Continue reading Response to Open Letter from Tufts Administration
Members of ASAP, the Consent Culture Network, and other concerned students recently submitted an Open Letter to various members of the Tufts administration. We invite the Tufts community at large to check out what we’ve been doing and participate in the effort. Our overview op-ed: “Tufts Must Defend Survivors’ Dignity in Policy and Practice.” The Open Letter itself,… Continue reading Open Letter
Last fall, photographer and rape crisis counselor Ali Safran began reaching out to Massachusetts area colleges with a simple but powerful idea to help survivors of sexual assault share their stories. The project, called Surviving in Numbers, gives survivors a platfrom to anonymously share their stories through the numbers stacked in their stories. This April, during… Continue reading Surviving in Numbers
Trigger warning: discussion of sexual assault Wondering what kale has to do with consent? Check out this new video from members of ASAP and the Tufts Consent Culture Network that looks at rape culture and victim-blaming: We would love to hear your thoughts! If you have something you want to share, leave a comment on… Continue reading Kale and Consent