Media

     The media--from newspapers to popular culture--create and influence the public's perception and awareness of many issues. Rape is no exception. Below are resources which explain media's impact on information and misinformation, as well as creative media projects that get people thinking outside of the normal storyline.

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  • Covering Sexual Assault  This one-hour free webinar explains how journalists should best investigate and report sexual assault stories. http://www.newsu.org/courses/covering-sexual-assault
  • Start by Believing  This is a public awareness campaign designed to change the way we respond to rape and sexual assault in our communities. When someone comes to you . . . what will your reaction be? http://www.startbybelieving.org/Default.aspx
  • American Perceptions of Sexual Violence: A FrameWorks Research Report  Public perceptions of sexual violence The report and flash presentation offered below examine both the expert discourse on sexual violence and how Americans talk and think about the topic. http://frameworksinstitute.org/sexualviolence.html
  • Media campaign: Drinking is not a crime . . . rape is.  From Scotland, this joint initiative aims to promote the clear message that sex without consent is rape, no matter what the circumstances. http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/news/drinking-is-not-a-crime-rape-is/
  • Where Do You Stand?  Men Can Stop Rape reveals a new bystander intervention campaign for college men, seeing men as vital allies in preventing sexism and sexual assault. http://www.mencanstoprape.org/Strength-Media-Portfolio/
  • Indiana Campus Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Project  INCSAPPP aids Indiana colleges and universities in the primary prevention of sexual violence through training, technical assistance, and coalition building. http://www.purdue.edu/incsapp/index.shtml
  • Know Your Power  This social marketing campaign was developed by university team. What distinguishes it is the extensive evaluation that has been done to assess the effectiveness of the campaign. http://www.know-your-power.org/
  • Films for a Feminist Classroom  FFC, hosted by the Rutgers University, is an online, open-access journal, publishes film reviews that provide a critical assessment of the value of films as pedagogical tools in the feminist classroom. http://www.signs.rutgers.edu/ffc_home.html
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  • This is Not an Invitation to Rape Me  Rape Crisis Scotland confronts rape myths in a very direct way, and invites members of the public to join us in putting an end to blaming women for rape. http://www.thisisnotaninvitationtorapeme.co.uk/the-campaign/
  • The Consensual Project  Brings students a fresh understanding of consent. The innovative curriculum, workshops, and website empower young people to incorporate consent into their daily lives. http://www.theconsensualproject.com/
  • Sexual Assault on Campus: A Frustrating Search for Justice  The Center for Public Integrity spent 12 months lifting the curtain on how colleges and universities respond to reports of sexual assault. What they found raises many concerns. http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/campus_assault/
  • Reporter's Toolkit: Investigating Sexual Assault Cases on your Campus   This toolkit from the Center for Public Integrity serves as an introductory guide on how to investigate the ways your school deals with sexual assault allegations. http://www.publicintegrity.org/investigations/campus_assault/toolkit/
  • Show Me Love  Show Me Love! is a campaign to raise awareness about healthy relationships and provide resources for LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. We celebrate fun, vibrant, healthy LGBTQ relationships. http://www.showmelovedc.org
  • Sexual Violence Center Blog  The Sexual Violence Center in Minneapolis has created this space to have open discussions about sexual violence and related issues. http://sexualviolencecenter.wordpress.com/
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  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center Blogs  NSVRC staff blog about ending sexual violence. http://nsvrc.org/blogs
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