Rachel Dunham & Christiana Molinski
Location: Quinn Hall Room 104
As a result of the political climate in 2016, many people are left feeling unsure, unsafe, and underrepresented. Issues that are very real and effect a large percentage of our population were minimized. When the President Elect of the United States equates sexual assault behaviors to ‘locker room talk’ during his campaign, how is that suppose to make survivors of sexual assault feel? Furthermore, how is that going to influence the thought processes of individuals, communities, our nation regarding the topic of sexual violence?
The purpose of this session is to create a safe space in which conference participants can discuss rape culture and the implications that rape culture has on societal and individual levels. Individuals who are feeling a sense of frustration from the political rhetoric and wish to participate in a productive conversation should attend this session. We aim to deconstruct how and why ‘locker room talk’ contributes to rape culture which ultimately impacts not only us as individuals, but our campuses and society as a whole.
This workshop aims to restore hope and empower its participants to feel like they can make a positive impact within their community.