Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Men are capable of preventing rape too


Rape. It's always a touchy issue within any community. Some people lie about it and some don't take it too seriously. I was happy to come across this new campaign geared towards men because just like anyone else, men are capable of stopping rape as well. According to a ColorLines article, "MyStrength is a project of the California Department of Health Services and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), a statewide coalition of rape crisis centers and prevention programs founded in 1980." However, it was first introduced in 2007 by an organization in Washington, D.C. 

A few months ago something else was brought to my attention by an organization called Women Organized Against Rape (in Philadelphia). Someone told me that Mexican workers in South Philadelphia were being raped...and these are male on male cases. Unfortunately the Mexican workers are unable to say anything because of their immigration status. Super sensitive subject at hand yet somehow I think they should say something; especially because HIV cases have been submitted. 

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