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Dec 5, 2012
Advocates for Youth campus organizers Kate and Reed wrote a piece for their campus newspaper the Harvard Crimson last week on how the campus can address “rape culture” or failure to take adequate measures to prevent sexual assault. Last night, they held a speak out, or “gathering of people dedicated to creating a safe space in which they can share their experience with rape culture and listen to the voices of others.” Crimson staff also covered the event.
“Rape culture really comes down to a set of social norms that constrain meaningful interaction and vilify sexuality that affects all of us as survivors and allies….The sheer act of talking about [rape] can be really empowering.”