Thursday, December 15, 2011

MMOM- Change the Way You Think About Rape: Acquaintance Rape Is A Crime!

[OK so a fraternity surveys its members to find out who they want to rape. (link is at bottom of post) And can anyone say this is not a problem?]
The MMOM Movement has a simple goal: change the way people think about rape.
Our own K-State Wildcats Against Rape and many many other groups have similar goals.

Please check them out: Here are some excerpts from theMOMM  website.

"...It's time to start exposing date rape for what it is: a crime. It's not a "hook up that crossed the line." It's not just "inappropriate" or "her fault too" because she consented to other acts before. No still means no, regardless of what she said yes to before. This epidemic will not be cured by mace and self defense alone. Though well intended, these methods create the expectation for women to prevent rape instead of holding men accountable to not rape. Lets take the blame off the victim and put the shame on the perpetrator.
By joining this movement, you are reinforcing the truth that there is no shame in being a victim. You are telling the world you refuse to tolerate rape and victim blaming. You are committing to no longer turn your back to this issue. Why? Because a campus without rape shouldnt be a privilege...."
 "...I don’t like the way our society reacts to sexual assault so my film partner and I decided to make a documentary. Our film, “Miniskirts, Mace and Other Misconceptions” (MMOM) dares to change our culture. The creation of this film introduced me to my passion, journalism and my purpose, advocacy. I graduate from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga this December with a degree in Public Administration Nonprofit Management and Communications. I am pursuing a career in journalism and spearheading this movement. Join me!

 The Mission of the MMOM Movement is:
To confront sexual assault by starting conversations on college campuses and in our communities to:

•Challenge victim blaming and rape supportive attitudes
•Empower victims
•Raise awareness

They have good links on the page, as well.
W.A.R.: Founding Mission Statement: We all want to live in a society where we are able to trust, be trusted and live outside the confinements of fear.  W.A.R. members are taking the initiative to challenge the current environment where 1 out of 4 college women will suffer a rape or attempted rape between the ages of 13 and college graduation. We, K-State men and women, are ready to have our voice heard in the community.

Because of our dedication to nonviolent ideals, W.A.R. has chosen the
representation of Tiananmen Square to illustrate our mission. In 1989 hundreds of college students in Beijing were massacred for nonviolently protesting injustices within their government. When the tanks began
arriving at the scene of the protest, one man stood at the front of the tanks to stop their progression. This one man held up a line of over 17 tanks for a significant period of time. He didn’t carry a weapon.To learn more about this

Although our name is W.A.R. we are a nonviolent culture-change group. We are not out to patrol the streets, place blame, or 'get those rapists.' Our goal is to change the part of our culture that makes it acceptable for people to take control away from others and behave in a violent, selfish way. W.A.R. may be a small group of individuals but ideals of peace and nonviolence is what gives us hope and strength.

A K-Stater's story about Acquaintance rape: HERE
and the trauma of crime HERE

by the way,

if you don't think this is a problem, read this:

"...MONTPELIER, Vt. — A University of Vermont fraternity has been suspended while school officials, national organization leaders and police investigate allegations that a survey was circulated among members asking them who they would like to rape.

Members of the Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter would not discuss the allegations Wednesday..."

Oh, Really?
Fu'Cryin'Out LOUD


  1. even sadder, read the comments after the story. Wanting to make a safe happy culture is seen is crazy by some...

  2. Love the MMOM page. I think it's also women are taught to carry mace/self defense, but not just when it's a friend, when it's a boyfriend or a husband. I mean really? Are you going to be expecting your boyfriend or husband to do that? But it happens. :-(