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Campus Rape, Sexual Assault & the Victim Blame Game

Relationship violence takes many forms and is used to maintain power and control over another person. It can come at the hand of a loved one or from someone in an authority position. And it’s never okay.

Join the UW campus community for two impactful presentations about rape and sexual assault:

She Asked for It! Why We Like to Judge Rape Victims
Monday, October 15 | 5:30 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 120

Anne Munch will discuss commonly held beliefs about rape victims, offenders, and the meaning of consent, and the important roles these beliefs play in how rape cases are perceived and handled.

Sexual Assault: Victim Rights & Support
Wednesday, October 17 | 7:00 p.m.
Kane Hall, room 140

Jennifer Storm will speak about the complexities of victimization, developing coping mechanisms, and how to heal as a survivor. She also will discuss the need for victim-centered practices and the cultural shift toward victim support. Book signing to follow.

Sponsored by UW Police, the Women’s Center, and UW SafeCampus

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn the warning signs of relationship violence and how to get help at http://www.washington.edu/safecampus/.

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