Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This Saturday, Call It Rape Outside Movie Theaters: Tell Hollywood Rape IS Rape.

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Was it rape, or was it rape? How about rape-rape? Does it make a difference when a convicted criminal pedophile and international fugitive happens to go by the name Roman Polanski?

In partnership with PAVE: Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment, NOW urges all women, men, daughters, sons, sisters and brothers to join nationwide rallies outside movie theaters this Saturday, Oct.10, to support survivors of sexual violence and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes.

Your participation is needed to send a strong message around the country:

  • It's unacceptable that someone is sexually assaulted in the United States every two minutes
  • It's outrageous that sexual assault victims are consistently second-guessed, and no wonder that an estimated 60 percent of sexual assault victims don't report the crimes against them
  • Women will not allow sexual assault to be belittled and ignored any more!

To participate in a rally, please see this list of confirmed cities and locations. To organize a rally in your own city, please e-mail Rape is Rape for an action kit and further assistance.

More Information

Rape IS Rape Official Web Site

Rape IS Rape Online Petition, GoPetition

Who signed the petition supporting Polanski?, SACD

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