Powerful. Actionable. Energizing.

We play back the most common reasons why people blame the victim and support the alleged perpetrators, and then dismantle those arguments through an application of myth-busting logic. This provocative presentation can stand alone—but it’s also a great companion piece to Sex Signals.

The research behind the reality

Research strongly links intervention during an incident to bystanders understanding that what they are witnessing is indeed problematic. The program utilizes real cases to illustrate how all of us are vulnerable to blaming the victim, and shares ways of challenging ourselves, and others, when we lose our way.

Training the trainers

Recent legislation has brought new roles and responsibilities to faculty and staff surrounding sexual violence, and education is needed that speaks to the intrinsic difficulties that come with having to make judgment calls around the issue. Great for Title IX Staff, Campus Police, Judicial Boards, Residence Hall Advisors, or any other campus leader; this insightful program helps participants evaluate their internal biases and make sure they are serving their campus, their role, and the survivor in the most impactful way possible.

The Takeaway

We are determined to Beat the Blame Game. How about you? This program is designed to:

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Help the entire academic community recognize and reduce victim blaming in themselves and others

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Create a culture that holds perpetrators accountable

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Increase the likelihood of bystander intervention

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Actively involve students in making real change in their communities

    “Their use of humor, and ability to adapt their presentation based on audience response and reactions, resulted in a productive, exciting program.”
    Hannah Brennan, Women's Outreach Center Coordinator, University of Oklahoma

Pairs Well with these Programs