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An individual is on vacation enjoying their time soaking in the sun. They are lured in and caught at their most vulnerable state, taken to be sold in exchange for forced labor or sexual exploitation. This person’s life has forcefully changed within the blink of an eye. I ask for you to take a second to imagine yourself in another’s shoes.
Despite the fact that the Nerd Girl Panel touched on many feminist and humanist topics, all of their answers pertained to one central theme: the representation of women in geek culture.
A lot of Bruins understandably think it’s cool that a popular song features their college. However, a closer look at the lyrics reveals that the song supports attitudes that are harmful to our community at UCLA, including racist and sexist racial fetishizing.
As each day is focused on a group that is normally left out of consent conversations, Thursday, January 22nd, was specifically focused on discussion within the LGBT communities.
Thursday focused on LGBTQ and gender based violence.
As part of 7000 in Solidarity’s second annual Consent Week, this Wednesday the Kerckhoff Patio was host to a fair dedicated to male survivors of sexual violence. Meant to be both a source of education and resources, the fair event was held from 11 until 2 to raise awareness surrounding an issue that is not often discussed, especially on college campuses.
Often times male survivors of sexual assault are neglected and are told to “man up” when coming out as a victim of rape. Wednesday’s event of UCLA’s Consent Week hosted by 7000 in Solidarity addressed the issues men face when speaking up about being sexual assaulted.
Bruin Consent Coalition’s Tuesday event for the second annual Consent Week joined together with Chai Talks, a safe space to discuss issues that affect the South Asian Community. The important communities agreements include: using “I” statements to ensure that no one feels attacked, respecting gender pronouns, and to listen to your body about triggers.
This year’s second annual Consent Week hosted by 7000 in Solidarity at UCLA kicked off activities Monday night with its “Man Up?” art gallery opening: a photographic poster series that deals with the topic of toxic masculinity commonly perpetuated by the phrase “man up,” and how this plays a part in preventing the creation of safe spaces for male survivors of sexual assault.