October 21, 2016

IN THE NEWS: WEEK OF 10/14 - 10/21

What caught our eye in the news this week: Senator calls for Cadets at Sea to Have Satellite Phones to Report Sexual Assault, Chicago Women Protest in #GOPHandsOffMe Demonstration, Trump Phrase Used in Peta Ad, Trivializes Sexual Abuse

October 14, 2016

In the NEWS: WEEK OF 10/7 - 10/14

What caught our eye in the news this week: Pro-Athletes Fight Back Against Trump’s “Locker Room Talk”, Increase in RAINN hotline usage during Presidential Debate and more...

October 14, 2016

Power, Fame and Entitlement: A Toxic Mix

“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” – Donald Trump, “Access Hollywood” tape transcript, 2005

This has been an eye-opening week when it comes to  exposing the attitudes that some powerful men hold about sexual consent and entitlement to women’s bodies. Both Donald Trump and Derrick Rose are in the spotlight for past incidents involving alleged sexual assault. If there has ever been a question in any of our minds that sexual violence and rape are rooted in power and dominance, these cases show it clearly.

October 08, 2016

As We Seek Justice Remember That Words Have Impact

Calls for violence against perpetrators ,and jokes about them being raped or assaulted contribute to rape culture. These comments perpetuate the notion that rape is somehow an acceptable punishment for real or perceived behaviors or logical consequence of certain actions.

October 07, 2016

IN THE NEWS: WEEK OF 9/30 - 10/7

What caught our eye in the news this week: Derrick Rose's rape trial, victim-blaming Kim Kardashian, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and more...

September 30, 2016


Last Friday, Netflix released its new documentary Audrie & Daisy which investigates two cases of sexual assault at two different U.S. high schools. We watched “Audrie & Daisy” this week and here are our thoughts about what we think, we as society can learn from the film.

September 23, 2016


What caught our eye in the news this week: Can television help raise awareness about sexual assault prevention? Court rules that firing someone with dreadlocks is not racial discrimination.  U.N. Women has partnered with 10 universities across the world to improve gender equality and to reduce sexual violence.

September 21, 2016

Educator Profile: Courtney Abbott

Today we want to introduce you one of our senior educators: Courtney Abbott. Courtney has been a part of Catharsis Productions since 2005, presenting Sex Signals, Got Your Back, The Hook Up, and Beat The Blame Game. Her work with Catharsis has taken her to all fifty states and a dozen foreign nations.

September 16, 2016

IN THE NEWS: WEEK OF 9/9 - 9/16

What caught our eye in the news this week: Mother talking about the importance of teaching consent, Apple e-mails expose sexist workplace environment, using Snapchat to empower rape survivors in India..