Audrie & Daisy
This Netflix documentary is streaming on a device near you (you need a Netflix account, or someone’s password, to view). Check out Rolling Stone’s interview with the filmmaking duo here. They call it “the most difficult film they’ve ever made”. From the website:
AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual assault crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at American’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.
- A look at the way RomComs undermine women
The Atlantic critiques classic romantic comedy storylines to show how they promote confusion between love and violence.
- A helpful take-down of rape culture
This article breaks down rape myths and rape culture into easily digestible bits; Rape Culture 101 in 750 words or less.
If you’ve been following our webpage and social media, you are likely aware that we maintain a 24-hour Crisis Line, run by a team of fabulous volunteers. They do a lot of listening and encouraging, and every one of them is prepared to get out of bed to go meet a sexual assault survivor at the hospital for medical intervention. Volunteers: we couldn’t do our work without them!
Now, this difficult situation has been made a little more comforting because of Amber Ly at Campus Medicine Shoppe. The U of S recently held its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week, during which time we began working more closely with Amber. We talked about how their branch might do something to make a difference for survivors; they decided to create “self-care kits” that will be provided to survivors following their medical / forensic examinations. We have just received the first delivery of the kits and will be making sure the hospitals have a supply available for distribution.
We’ll be monitoring the distribution of the kits, as well as any feedback from survivors. For now, we want to extend a big thanks to Amber at Campus Medicine Shoppe.
In the kits:
Hair brush & hair elastic
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Body wash & body sponge
Shampoo & conditioner
Underwear & panty liners
Same toiletries as above plus…
Razor & shave foam
CBC’s in-depth feature about a 74-year-old Isabelle Raycroft, who went public with her story of spousal rape, covers a lot of ground and shows us a side of marriage (and sexual violence) we seldom talk about.
Using the hastash #notokay, Oxford created a public forum for women to share their experiences with sexual assault. Oxford reported that she received at least 50 responses per minute at the peak of the hashtag’s use.
The National Post feature on boys and their experiences online–from nudes to porn–is worth a read, even if you don’t have children.
This piece isn’t ALL good news (the service is struggling with a lack of funding and increased demand for services) but “through a subcontract with 1in6, an agency for sexually abused men in Los Angeles, Goodwin is busier than ever training the U.S. military on a counselling model for men developed in Ottawa. ”
The Campus Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, in collaboration with the Saskatoon Sexual Assault Centre, is proud to support our post-sexual assault hygiene kits. These kits will be delivered to local hospitals in Saskatoon and given out to survivors of a sexual assault. Often survivors of an assault have limited supplies necessary to clean up with after an assault and sometimes leave the hospital in only a hospital gown. DONATE to their crowdfunding campaign NOW! and help survivors leave the hospital with dignity.