During Fall 2013, the South House: Sexual and Gender Resource Centre (SoHo) developed a long-term campaign about rape culture, Calling You Out. Individuals were encouraged to submit personal call-outs about the ways “in which we see rape culture condoned and perpetuated through out community in words, actions or in actions”. The Equity & Accessibility Office designed the campaign materials, including posters and buttons which will continue to be posted across Dalhousie campus.
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“The campaign’s purpose is to offer a forum to the community to ‘call out’ ways in which we see rape culture condoned and perpetuated through out community in words, actions or in actions. ... Recent events like the SMU rape chants and the Chronicle Herald’s decision to post a rape apologist’s op-ed are clear examples of this culture. All of these things are part of a larger society that accepts the objectification and assault of women as acceptable. ... We hope that our campaign will be a forum for us to engage with both Dalhousie and King’s campuses as well as the greater Halifax community. ... We also believe that this campaign provides a meaningful way of decentering the voices of white, middle class, cis people whose experiences dominate the current narrative in news articles, court cases and awareness campaigns. ...
We also strongly believe that meaningful follow-through is an important part of any anti-rape campaign. Therefore, this campaign will be ongoing and community members may contribute continuously (see below for info). Furthermore, we will be planning events such as workshops, art installations and making resources that help support the visual campaign”.