Carrie Wooten

Great Opportunity

Filed By Carrie Wooten | April 25, 2007 4:07 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: publications, rape

If any readers are interested, I am trying to pull together a collection of narratives for possible publication surrounding experiences of campus rape culture.

Here's the announcement:

Call For Submissions

A lack of understanding, acknowledgment, or validity is present when examining the epidemic proportions of rape occurring minute by minute in this country. The atmosphere surrounding this issue is no different in academic settings. College campuses are notorious sites of such violence, but very little is actually done to prevent these crimes or to bring the perpetrators to justice. Victims are routinely berated, turned away by the police, blamed, and silenced.

At this time, no feminist reader has been compiled that is devoted solely to the issue of rampant campus rape culture. New studies are showing that freshmen, both men and women, are now considering rape a normal part of the college experience. As such, we are trying to pull together narratives from women and men all over the country who have been witness to, or have personally experienced, sexual violence on their college campus.

If you are interested in submitting your story for publication, we are committed to keeping entries anonymous, unless otherwise specified by the author. No one will know it is you, look at your differently, ask you about your experience, or judge your actions, but you will know that you were a part of creating a space where these issues are given validity and meaning.

Please click here if you are interested in submitting an entry.

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Marla R. Stevens | April 26, 2007 1:48 PM

Wow, Carrie. Good luck. I'll pass this on to those of my nephews who are that age.

Thank you so much, Marla! I'm really trying to get the word out.