Stop sexism and encourage safe sex
Many young people today face issues related to safe, consensual sex, and much of this stems from the prevalent sexism seen all around us. Volunteer to share resources for sexual assault survivors, educate your friends about consensual sex, and take a stand against dating violence. Join millions of young people that care by signing up for a campaign below to promote positive sexual health.
DoSomething.org runs dozens of campaigns each year that focus on positive sexual health. Share resources with sexual assault survivors by joining Support for Survivors.Want to stop sex trafficking? Road Trip Warriors gives you the resources to provide sex trafficking victims with hotline information. You can also distribute guides that teach your friends on how to use a condom correctly with Get Lucky.
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Facts About Sex
- Many college students don't know what consent is and therefore don't ask for it. In fact, over 40% of young people say they don't verbally express enthusiastic consent before or during sex. 1
- 1 in 5 young women will be sexually assaulted while in college. 2
- At some online retailers, up to 90 to 95% of female costumes are designed to be "sexy." 3
- Between 70% and 99% of women experience street harassment at some point in their lives. 4
- Study-abroad students who don’t speak the native language are 3 to 5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted overseas. 5
Warshaw, Robin 1994 "I Never Called It Rape" Hickman, Susan E., and Charlene L. Muehlenhard. "“By The Semi‐mystical Appearance Of A Condom”: How Young Women And Men Communicate Sexual Consent In Heterosexual Situations."Journal of Sex Research 36, no. 3 (1999): 258-272.
Black, M.C., Basile, K.C., Breiding, M.J., Smith, S.G., Walters, M.L., Merrick, M.T., Chen, J., & Stevens, M.R. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS):National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2011.
Christa Getz, Purchasing Director. BuyCostumes.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/19/fashion/19costume.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. 2010.
Redden, Elizabeth. "Study Finds Increased Risk of Sexual Assault on Study Abroad @insidehighered." Study Finds Increased Risk of Sexual Assault on Study Abroad @insidehighered. N.p., 19 Dec. 2012. Web. 03 June 2014. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/19/study-finds-increased-risk-sexual-assault-study-abroad#sthash.QZXAxHBz.dpbs
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- Step 2, Plan It: You’ll learn the stuff you need, how to recruit others to take action with you, and how to prep to take action.
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Scholarships and Contests
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