Survivor Empowerment Alliance
CALL FOR ZINE SUBMISSIONS!

To the concerned UO campus community:

The Survivor Empowerment Alliance (SEA) is currently collecting submissions for a Zine that will be distributed around campus during Winter term 2013. The Zine will be a small, is being created to raise awareness about how sexual assault and the UO mandatory reporting protocol affects our campus community. We are asking students, faculty, and staff to share t

heir opinions and experiences in the form of articles, poetry, art, or however one choose to express their thoughts on rape culture and sexual assault response. 

The Zine will be comprised of personal stories of survivors of sexual assault, who have and have not gone through the reporting process on campus. For those who chose not to report, articles will be published anonymously, so as not to put them in a position of going through the University’s reporting process. We will also publish opinion pieces on the UO’s mandatory reporting protocol, responses to rape culture and patriarchal society, advocacy for survivor-centered sexual assault responses, and resources for both survivors and University employee mandatory reporters of sexual assault. 

Submissions can be sent to seazine@gmail.com. There will not be University employees checking the email account, so the anonymity and confidentiality of people who submit entries will be protected, if so desired. You can also email this account with any questions you may have. 

Please forward this widely, SEA would like concerned members of the UO community to know about this project and be able to share their thoughts on sexual violence, rape culture, patriarchy, and sexual assault prevention.

Thank you,
Survivor Empowerment Alliance
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500randomactsofbeauty:

[trigger warning: abuse]

the 38th random act of beauty: Abuse: Survival Stories - the Light Minded speak on peace, perspective & empowerment

full audio from the event:
http://soundcloud.com/fanceefutwerk/abuse-survival-stories-the

Abuse: Survival Stories Facebook group:
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hello, please check out our 38th random act of beauty in support of survivors of abuse.

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The Survivor Empowerment Alliance’s first meeting of the term is this Tuesday at 7:30 in the LGBTQA office (EMU Suite 34, downstairs from Panda Express).

We’ll be talking about our goals to make sure University of Oregon employees and students know their rights in regard to sexual assault on campus. I hope to see you all there!

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I was molested by two different men who didn’t understand the concept of consent. 

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I was molested by two different men who didn’t understand the concept of consent. 

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I shouldn’t be belittled or have to take any of the blame for being sexually assaulted while drunk. No means no, no matter what mental state a woman is in.

whoneedsfeminism:

I need feminism because I shouldn’t be belittled or have to take any of the blame for being sexually assaulted while drunk. No means no, no matter what mental state a woman is in.

Helpful:

  • “You’re doing a great job dealing with the situation.”
  • “What you are doing is very difficult and you’ve done so much already (list her actions).”
  • “It sounds like you have really thought a lot about the situation and what you want to do.”
  • “You really care a lot about your children. You are a wonderful mom.”
  • “You are not to blame for being abused.”
  • “You are not the cause of another’s violent behavior.”
  • “You deserve to be treated with respect.”
  • “You deserve to make your life safe and happy.”
  • “You are not alone. You can ask/have asked others to help you.”
  • “Things may be different now than before, and you and your children may have a different routine, but it may help you and your children live safely.”
  • “I am glad you are here with me now.”
  • “I’m sorry it happened.”
  • “It wasn’t your fault.”
  • “It is ok for you to feel _______________.”
  • “You are not going crazy.”
  • “Things may never be same, but they can be better.”

Harmful:

  • “I understand.”
  • “You’re lucky that….”
  • “You’ll get over it, it will just take a little time.”
  • “I know how you feel.”
  • “Everything will be alright, don’t worry.”
  • “Try to be strong for your children.”
  • “Calm down and try to relax.”
  • “Why didn’t you________________?”
  • “I think you should _______________.”