October 28, 2016

In the news: week oF 10/21 - 10/28

What caught our eye in the news this week: NYT Publishes Victim-Blaming Guide to Protection from Sexual Assault, Ban on Fraternity and Sorority Parties at University of California-Berkeley and more. 

October 26, 2016

Decision 2016: Where the Candidates Stand on Social Justice

Catharsis Productions does not endorse political candidates. But in this presidential election year, we wanted to highlight the positions of the candidates on issues that are vital to our work to prevent sexual assault and reduce interpersonal violence.

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 20, 2016

What's normal and what should't be normal?

We are all aware there is a big problem in our culture – it is no coincidence that we hear more often about crimes driven by hatred and intolerance, unpunished sexual assault offenders, and violence in general. I believe the big problem is that our culture is normalizing toxic behaviors.  

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 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.