Join CASE this Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 for a free film screening of the documentary My Feminism, a film by Dominique Cardona and Laurie Colbert. This independent film features interviews with prominent leaders in second wave Feminism including Gloria Steinem, Urvashi Vaid, and bell hooks. The film discusses violence against women, birth control, among other issues. Following the screening, we will host a panel discussion and Q&A session with University of Calgary professors addressing violence against women in Canada.
RSVP on Facebook here.
Halloween is a fun-filled time usually celebrated by dressing up and going out for drinks with friends. We love Halloween, but we also recognize that the conversation on consenting to sexual activity might get lost between the generous amounts of alcohol consumed during Halloween festivities and the misconceptions about sexy costumes. We want to keep the consent conversation alive during Halloween, but keep it fun and sexy in the spirit of this awesome holiday.
CASE launched our Halloween campaign throughout this past week with a cheeky "Zombie Sex Tips" awareness poster emphasizing the ability to recognize when a potential sexual partner is rendered incapable to give consent. We also have a striking information display on the topic of sexy costumes and consent featured in the University of Calgary student residences. VP External Emily Leedham and CASE members Erica and Natalia designed the display, busting myths on how wearing a sexy costume does not imply consent to engage in sexual activity.
Do you want to share our Zombie Sex Tips poster in your community?
Contact us here to ask us how!
CASE VP External Emily Leedham chats with Sean Willet on The Gauntlet Radio's October issue about CASE's mission to educate, how men can get involved in feminism and the club, and why the Men's Rights Movement is counterproductive. Listen here.
CASE President Ellen Bolger was asked to comment on the recent Men's Rights group in Calgary for an article in the Gauntlet.
“I think it’s sad. The people who are joining [Men’s Rights Edmonton] might have good intentions because there are many issues that men do face,” Bolger said. “But I think that the outlet that they are going through is almost dangerous because it is based on facts that aren’t true. It is important for other groups to speak out so that the public can hear the truth instead of just believing what these groups say.”
Joe Campbell from Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse also shared some excellent words:
“Sexual violence is an issue that matters to many Albertans,” Campbell said. “When opinionated groups come forward dispelling nothing more than harmful and misinformed beliefs, those messages really hurt those who have been impacted by these crimes and serve to deepen those opinions and beliefs of people who don’t truly have an understanding of this issue."
Read the full article here.
Interview with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis.
On July 22, our VP External Emily Leedham conducted an interview on Calgary's only feminist radio show Yeah, What She Said with Jody Raphael, author of Rape is Rape: How Denial, Distortion and Victim Blaming are Fueling a Hidden Acquaintance Rape Crisis. Jody is a professor of law and specializes in the area of violence against women, including domestic violence, sexual assault and the sex trade industry. The episode is now available as a podcast, which you can listen to here.
You can also order her book online here.
The University of Calgary Consent Awareness and Sexual Education Club is curating a creative exhibition on campus in the winter semester entitled Consent is a Conversation. We are looking for a vast array of creative entries: paintings, photos, videos, theatre sketches, music, dance, sculptures, spoken word, written entries – you name it.
We are looking for submissions from people from every walk of life – different genders, ages, orientations, ethnicities, etc. You do not have to be an “artist” to submit an entry; we think every voice is important. Your entry can be about any kind of consent – it does not need to be about sex – so children are welcome to enter.
Consent is defined as: permission for something to happen or agreement to do something. In your entry you can explore:
• What is consent?
• What does consent look like?
• How do you feel when consent is not asked for or not respected? (I.e. when someone does something without your permission)
• What would a world where consent is asked for and respected look like?
Deadline has been extended to January 20, 2014.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject
“Consent is a Conversation Submission"
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View PDF flyer here.