April 2nd at 7pm
The purpose of this campaign is to end the misuse of the word rape. Phrases such as "That exam just raped me" and "The wind just raped my hair" are common examples of this misuse heard on campus each day. The word rape is not one to be joked about, but one to be taken seriously.
On Tuesday April 2 student volunteers will wear teal headbands and bandanas to represent the 250 UWO students* estimated to be assaulted each year. They will also be passing out information on how to end the use of the word 'rape' as a metaphor.
The day will culminate with an event at 7:00PM in Reeve Theater will include insight on how important ending this word is, survivor stories, ahow you can take a stand and an One Billion Rising performance by the UW Oshkosh hip hop team.
Read more about UWO student Angela's experiences with the word rape in her blog.
Follow us on Twitter @rapeisnotajoke #rapeisnotajoke
For more information about CARE please visit http://www.uwosh.edu/care
Feel free to print the event posters here:
*Estimate based on the National College Women Sexual Victimization Study (2000) and the UWO female enrollment in 2010-2011 school year.