In April 2016 the Women’s Leadership Project and Young Male Scholars’ in collaboration with Get Smart B4 U Get Sexy facilitated a workshop entitled “Straight Out of Rape Culture”.

Women of color have the highest rates of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sex trafficking in the U.S.

Our workshop focused on answering questions like:

  • Do media images in music and videos play a role?
  • What are common myths and stereotypes about rape and sexual harassment?
  • What do you need to know about creating a healthy relationship with your partner?
  • And how can men and boys be part of the solution in stopping violence against women of color?

Excerpt from Workshop: Our facilitators ask students to respond to our rape culture survey. Here is a student explaining why she disagrees with the statement: “There are certain types of women that deserve to be sexually harassed”