Creating cultures of consent, respect, and positive sexuality.
We can change how we understand sexuality and prevent sexual violence. We envision a culture in which consent is the norm for sexual expression. Beyond dreaming about it, we're asking for it.
Our Statement on the Recent Election
We at Cultures of Consent have been struggling to come to terms with the election results. As an organization committed to inclusive, informed action against rape and sexual assault, the election of a professed sexual predator is frightening and disheartening.
We reject the narratives of hate, exclusion and misogyny, and are committed to redoubling our efforts to fight against the cultural normalization of sexual assault and to fight for creating cultures of consent, respect and positive sexuality.
For those who are afraid, we hear you, we stand with you, and here are some resources that may be helpful.
Liz & Christine and the team at Cultures of Consent
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project Hotline for LGBTQ youth: http://www.thetrevorproject.org 1-866-488-7386
The Trans Lifeline: http://www.translifeline.org 1-877-565-8860
RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline
Southern Poverty Law Center Hate Crime Watch: https://www.splcenter.org/reporthate
Black Lives Matter: http://blacklivesmatter.com
Embracing consensual and safe sexuality
Ending Rape Culture
How culture can trivialize and normalize rape