FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
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CONSENT UNDIES AVAILABLE
Its the moment you have all been waiting for…. CONSENT UNDIES are available, for a limited time only, on our kickstarter. Pledge to own!
We Need a National Monument to Survivors of Sexual Violence | Bitch Media
Our country knows how to publicly shame survivors. We don’t know how to publicly support them.
Read more of our reasons for campaigning to build a national monument to survivors of rape and abuse at Bitch!
Support FORCE’s biggest project to date! END RAPE!
Yesterday, we launched a Kickstarter to fund The Monument Project:
The Monument Project is a call to create a national monument to survivors of rape and abuse. We believe in building a national monument because our country needs public and supportive spaces for survivors to heal. We believe a monument will symbolize that rape can and must end.
As an art and activist campaign, FORCE is installing temporary monuments to survivors of rape and abuse on the national mall as a call to create a permanent monument. Next summer, we plan to install a large-scale quilt containing stories from survivors. This quilt will be a GIANT Picnic Blanket that invites the public to sit, eat and talk. For one weekend, our picnic will occupy the mall, like the historic installations of the AIDS quilt. The installation will create a public and highly visible cultural space in which survivors’ stories are honored and respected instead of silenced and shamed. The picnic and conversations will create the public understanding that will make a permanent monument possible.
To create this picnic blanket, we need your support. Today, we launched a Kickstarter campaign, with which we are hoping to raise enough money to buy the materials needed to create a quilt of survivors’ stories. Please consider donating to the project and help make this historic demonstration possible. To Donate click here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/230742001/force-upsetting-rape-culture
Because its Kickstarter, in addition to helping FORCE, you also get awesome prizes like temporary tattoos, consent-themed pillow cases, and even a creative consultation with the brainiacs behind the Victoria’s Secret Culture Jam! And don’t forget to tell your friends and spread the word! Sharing this email with friends and family or posting about it on facebook will also help us reach our goal!
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture is an artistic and activist effort to upset the culture of rape and promote a counter-culture based on consent. We believe that a more difficult and honest conversation needs to happen in America to face the realities of sexual violence, and we envision a world where sex is empowering and pleasurable rather than coercive and violent. To promote this needed conversation, we create art actions to generate media attention and get millions of people talking. According to the Huffington Post, “Force is doing a good and creative job with a hard-to-digest topic, capturing the public imagination with their tactics.”
From the bottom of our consent-themed hearts,
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
Meet Us On the Street! Sunday, Dupont Circle, 2-4pm
FORCE will be participating in the kick off event for Meet Us On the Street, an international week of action to end street harassment, this Sunday, April 7 @ Dupont Circle from 2-4pm. There will be anti-street harassment sidewalk chalking! Join FORCE and participate in our new project, This Is Consent, and Rape Will End When….
And join in on all of the great events happening in DC next week! More info here below…