Ofrenda

Where have I been!

Posted in misc. by gwen on March 24, 2010

It’s been almost a week since I posted, I guess I’ve been busy.

We went to the ocean Sunday, I ate all kinds of deliciously fatty foods and saw my toes for the first time since fall — not a pretty sight — and took some pictures that I haven’t so much as looked at yet. I’ll try to get some of those up later. Here is one from the now-gone last film photobooth at the boardwalk.

Take Your Own Photo

In the meantime, via here are some tips that I found especially useful. Please pass them on.

Sexual Assault Prevention Tips
By Colleen Jameson

1. Don’t put drugs in people’s drinks in order to control their behavior.

2. When you see someone walking by themselves, leave them alone!

3. If you pull over to help someone with car problems, remember not to assault them!

4. NEVER open an unlocked door or window uninvited.

5. If you are in an elevator and someone else gets in, DON’T ASSAULT THEM!

6. Remember, people go to the laundry to do their laundry, do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

7. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM! If you are not able to stop yourself from assaulting people, ask a friend to stay with you while you are in public.

8. Always be honest with people! Don’t pretend to be a caring friend in order to gain the trust of someone you want to assault. Consider telling them you plan to assault them. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the other person may take that as a sign that you do not plan to rape them.

9. Don’t forget: you can’t have sex with someone unless they are awake!

10. Carry a whistle! If you are worried you might assault someone “on accident” you can hand it to the person you are with, so they can blow it if you do.

And, ALWAYS REMEMBER: if you didn’t ask permission and then respect the answer the first time, you are committing a crime – no matter how “into it” others appear to be.

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  1. […] the conversation on sexism” More distressing still, reading through Ofrenda’s reposted Sexual Assault Prevention Tips from Colleen Jameson (with the onus on the attacker to hey, NOT […]


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