Monday, April 27, 2015

Petition: Rescind Rape-Supporting Judge's Lifetime Achievement Award

Please sign and forward widely.
Sexual assault is one of the most under-reported crimes in our society. G. Todd Baugh's victim blaming and rape myths have caused sexual assault victims to further question whether they should report their assault. Studies have shown that rapists on an average commit six rapes each, highlighting the need for reporting. Baugh sentenced a former high school teacher to a month behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl and said, "she looked older than her age." She committed suicide.

That's why MT NOW President created a petition to Jessica Fehr, President, Yellowstone Area Bar Association, which says:

"Victim blaming and rape myths have no place in our society, especially by the judiciary. G. Todd Baugh engaged in such victim blaming and rape myths and was censured and suspended for these biased acts. We, therefore, call on the Yellowstone Area Bar Association  to rescind their Lifetime Achievement Award to G. Todd Baugh."

Friday, April 17, 2015

Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence: Tweet Chat Friday, April 17th, 12-1 p.m. EDT

What: Tweet Chat Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence
When: Friday, April 17th, 12-1 p.m. EDT
Where: Follow @nowyoungfems and use #EndSH

Sunday, April 12, 2015

End Street Harassment: A Multicultural Perspective: Google Hangout Sunday, April 12th, 7-8 p.m. EDT

Please join Young Feminists and Allies, the National Organization for Women’s First Virtual Chapter, and Stop Street Harassment for a Google Hangout about Street Harassment from a multicultural perspective. Holly Kearl, founder of International Anti-Street-Harassment Week, will moderate brave women with diverse backgrounds to learn of the similarities and differences in the way our sisters experience street harassment. There will be a Q&A section, so please send us your questions in advance or during the event at youngfeminists at gmail dot com or Tweet at us at @nowyoungfems and please use the #EndSH hashtag.

Friday, April 10, 2015

NYC Anti-Street Harassment Rally: Sat, April 11th, 2-4 p.m. EDT

Please join us and other organizations to speak out against Street Harassment in New York City and beyond. I will speak and Rachel Piazza, our treasurer, will facilitate a self-defense workshop.

When: Saturday, April 11th, 2-4 p.m. EDT