This is what's across the street today:

WHAT IS RAPE CULTURE? Rape Jokes. Fear culture. Dinner ≠ Booty. Disney??? Why is the victim on trial? One No is rape. Because it happens & did to me.
  • KELLY O
  • WHAT IS RAPE CULTURE? Rape Jokes. Fear culture. Dinner ≠ Booty. Disney??? Why is the victim on trial? One "No" is rape. Because it happens & did to me.

I thought I had a lot to say about it. I thought I had something insightful to offer, to add to the conversation. Something about solidarity. Something about how it's hard and painful to read a giant wall full of words about rape. Something about how it makes me feel or what it makes me think. Something about how art that makes you uncomfortable, art that makes you confront things, is a good thing. But I guess I don't have much to say; I just want people to see this. This is why I live here. This makes me proud. This conversation is bigger than the poster wall, it's bigger than a blog. Let's keep having it. Thanks, Girl Army. I love coming to work every day and seeing what new madness you're exploding on that wall and around the hood. I like that it makes people uncomfortable. Rape should make you uncomfortable. Thanks to the people who are sharing personal stories on the wall, too. That's intense. Thank you.

What is rape culture? Rape culture is where rape & sexual violence is an accepted & expected norm. It supports violence against us & makes rape seem okay. It tells us its our fault & tells the perpetrators its their nature. Complicity in silence = rape culture. Rape jokes are not funny. How we dress does not mean yes.
  • KELLY O
  • What is rape culture? Rape culture is where rape & sexual violence is an accepted & expected norm. It supports violence against us & makes rape seem okay. It tells us it's our fault & tells the perpetrators it's their nature. Complicity in silence = rape culture. Rape jokes are not funny. How we dress does not mean yes.

No does not mean convince me.
  • KELLY O
  • "No" does not mean "convince me."

More pictures after the jump.

FIGHT BACK
  • KELLY O
  • FIGHT BACK

Assuming you have the right to comment on everyone who walks by.
  • KELLY O
  • Assuming you have the right to comment on everyone who walks by.

I had panic attacks instead of coming for FOUR YEARS. Many male partners didnt find this alarming.
  • KELLY O
  • I had panic attacks instead of coming for FOUR YEARS. Many male partners didn't find this alarming.

Dont choke me if I dont ask for it!
  • KELLY O
  • Don't choke me if I don't ask for it!