Saying NO MORE to rape means saying NO MORE to rapists!
Together we can put a stop to the rape culture if we all pledge to do the following three things:
Stop Blaming Victims
When Moraga school district's lawyer filed an "expected defense" in court that Kristen Cunnane, a 12-year-old rape victim, was 'negligent' and 'careless' in her own abuse we stepped in. Kristen said, "It felt like I got punched in the stomach, and I stood up and thought about how young I was when I was 12 to 13 years old at the school."
After 4,000 of us signed a petition calling for change the school board president resigned and the school board withdrew the offending language, making that "expected defense" that much more unexpected! Support our petition to hold Retheah Parson's rapists accountable
Hold Rapists Accountable
"What does a woman have to do to prove she was raped?"
Lydia Cuomo was brutally raped at gunpoint by a drunken off duty policeman but her jury hung because a good defense attorney, just doing his job, sowed reasonable doubt about whether Pena's penis actually penetrated her - perhaps it just made contact?
Almost 25,000 of us have signed a petition calling on New York's Governor to pass the Rape is Rape Bill. Redefining rape by adopting a consistent standard of contact rather than the current standard of penetration, further it calls forcible oral and anal contact what they are - Rape! Please sign the petition
Ignite Conversations For Change
Most rape laws were written long ago when women and children were still the property of men, gender stereotypes continue to reinforce old attitudes, and victim blaming ensures that all to often society blames the victim not the rapist.
With your help we can change the way society thinks about rape one story, one petition, one water cooler conversation at a time. Keep commenting below to ignite more conversations - or click here to join one!
Rape ends when we all say NO MORE, take the pledge NOW.