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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips

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Instead of just telling people how to dress why not tell people not to rape?

What a concept, eh?

I think this wonderful poster pretty much says it all.

Except to say this:
If you believe in, support, look fondly on, hope for, and/or work towards equality of the sexes, you are a feminist. 
Yes, you are. 
Welcome to the struggle.


Matthew said...

I still like that quote from the 60's: "If equality is your goal, your standards are too low."

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

My favorite is "Men of quality are not intimidated by equality."

Paul said...

I loved this poster and put it on my FB wall. As a grown man I have experienced unwanted sexual advances (when I was much younger, of course) and that taught me what it feels like. Violation, outrage, loss of trust, etc. Solidarity with my sisters!

Daisy said...

Is it ok to pass a copy to a friend who ministers to abuse victims?

Paul, is it ok to hug you?

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Absolutely. And, I love hugs - almost more than life! Probably because hugs give life,

Paul said...

Why, thank you, Daisy. I am a total hug junkie (though I check to see if the other party wants to be hugged by a huge male). I go to San Gabriel Mission because we are small enough for lots of hugs at the peace.

Elizabeth, that is so true. Hugs give life.


(((Anyone who needs one)))

Anonymous said...

Great post. Please forgive me for hesitating to give my name but I need to keep my identity secret, at least for now due to concerns of further mistreatment by the Church. There's no need to publish this note on your blog. There is, however, a need for the Church to end its hypocrisy and treat its employees and others properly. One cannot preach about morality unless and until one is at least willing to make an honest effort at common decency.

I was sexually assaulted by someone in authority at one of the churches in the Massachusetts Episcopal Diocese. Aside from a minor slap on the wrist, the perpetrator kept their job.

My question to you is this: Why is safe church training such a big secret within the Massachusetts Diocese (, whereas it is not elsewhere? For example, anyone can download the Episcopal policy prohibiting sexual harassment from the Diocese of Oklahoma here:

It seems to me that such information should be freely available in all of the dioceses in this country. Why isn't it? What is the Church hiding?

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Anonymous - I have published your post because I think you have something important to say and important questions to ask. I understand your need for anonymity.

I hope you find the answers to your questions. Alas, I, personally, can be of no help to you.

I hope someone is able to help you. Transparency, like cleanliness, is next to Godliness.