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Always Aware: Keeping our eye on the meaning of SAAM

The Sin City Siren joins the #Always#Aware campaign for #SAAM. Yeah, feminist blogging collaborations are awesome. This one has evolved with feedback from readers, which is even better (working to clarify the message). Your feedback and participation are welcome. <3

The Sin City Siren

I love feminist blogging collaborations! It’s why I participate in so many blog carnivals and feminist tweetchats — to hang out with other feminists! Well, not so much hang out, as type with them. But, you know what I mean.

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I’m partnering with the feminist blog Make Me A Sammich to launch the #AlwaysAware campaign. In truth, they had a good idea and I’m just happy to tag along!

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As Rosie explains in this post, the point of the #AlwaysAware campaign is to highlight the need for awareness and education. But it’s not about making another campaign that puts the onus on victims. It’s about exposing the ever-present-threat-experience of rape culture. We live in a society that sets up a misogynistic, false-binary system of oppression of “people to-be-raped” and “people who are rapists.”

Here, I’ll let her explain:

The point is that (most)…

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One response

  1. We need to talk less and do more if we want to stop Sexual assault. We need to start at the top and hold politicians and authorities accountable like they did in Steubenville. The US military gets away with 50 sexual assaults daily, those are DoD numbers. Where is Obama? Where are the feminists? Congress and the Senate are holding hearing but not holding anyone accountable.
    http://www.theusmarinesrape.com/FaceBook.html
    And look at the website about Mark Critz who lost his seat, and hopefully with that site up will never hold one again.
    Actions get things done!

    April 8, 2013 at 7:32 am

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