As honest as it gets
Unfortunately, military personnel are not immune from buying into victim-blaming perceptions. How do we shift the responsibility back onto the perpetrators where it belongs? We play back the most common reasons why people blame the victim and support perpetrators and then dismantle those arguments through an application of myth-busting logic and military core values. This provocative presentation can stand alone—but it’s also a great companion piece to Sex Signals.
The research behind the reality
Why do we have such an unswerving commitment to ending victim blaming? To help reduce incidents of sexual violence and coercion. 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.
We are determined to kick the Blame Game to the curb. How about you? This program is designed to:
Help audiences recognize and reduce victim blaming in themselves and others
Change the culture to one that holds perpetrators accountable
Increase the likelihood of bystander intervention
Actively involve everyone in the work of cultural change
“You guys made such a triggering and touchy subject out as incredibly approachable. It really meant a lot, and the character of your staff is incredible.”—Rachael, Student, University of North Carolina (Asheville)
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