PHOEBE MCINDOE Above the Amersham Arms, New Cross, is the Take Courage Gallery, an affordable exhibiting space for emerging artists. The current exhibition, “On the Cusp of”, is curated by Ella Devi Dabysing and Rayvenn Shaleigha D’Clark. The art works themselves are not in-flux, but act as a kind of homage to uncertainty, movement and […]Read More On The Cusp Of
Three years after RAP visited The Kings School , Worcester, Lauren delivered a speech about her experience of sexual assault. Her courage and determination to break the silence surrounding sexual assault will empower and inspire students worldwide.Read More Breaking The Silence
Behaviour when it comes to romance, dating and intimacy is being re-examined. What is a bad date? The phrase itself seems like an oxymoron. Why should a romantic encounter with someone go “badly”, surely a date should leave you feeling good about yourself and your partner? If it’s true that “bad dates” are becoming a […]Read More The Future of Dating
PHOEBE MCINDOE On Radio 4’s Today programme Humphrys discussed the increasing levels of knife crime in England attributing the increased levels to Theresa May’s stop and search reforms. May’s reforms were carried out in 2014 in an attempt to reduce the number of illegal and indiscriminate searches that were taking place. At that time May […]Read More Invitation to Mr. Humphrys
PHOEBE MCINDOE In Burma there isn’t a medically precise word for vagina, they use another word meaning “woman’s organ”. The good news is that as part of The Vagina Monologues 20th anniversary, vaginas are finally coming to Burma. Women’s hour discusses. Audiences in Myanmar talked of their surprise upon watching the show (which has recently been […]Read More There are no vaginas in Myanmar?
At this year’s Golden Globes, both women and men in attendance dressed in black to signify what actress Amber Tamblyn called “an awakening”. And perhaps in some ways it was. As the New York Times explains, “[the Hollywood establishment] used the Globes to insist that it would reform itself– that the harassment of women would […]Read More Witch Hunt or Awakening? Thoughts on the Globes.
This week we wanted to look at body image issues for both young men and young women and synthesize some of the resources out there on the topic. We should begin by acknowledging the rather obvious fact that both boys and girls, men and women struggle with body image. As current research has shown, mass […]Read More Body Image and Social Media
What is your story? A LOT of attention has been paid to sexual harassment as of late. We have heard about extensive sexual harassment in the workplace, sexual harassment on college campuses, sexual harassment perpetrated by adults against children. Less discussed is the growing issue of sexual harassment among children or peer-on-peer sexual harassment as […]Read More #RAPstories
For the NYT’s guide to mindfulness for children at every age and what parents can do to help their children practice being present and accepting, click here. For the Washington Post’s top six tips for how parents can help their teens deal with sexual harassment, click here. Or, to read about how you can teach […]Read More This week’s top resources for parents
Amy Adele Hasinoff, an assistant professor of communication and author of Sexting Panic, has been researching sexting since 2008. She defines sexting as “using any form of digital communication (via phone, app, email, etc.) to send a sexual image or text message to another person.” In her TEDx talk about sexting and consent, she points […]Read More Sexting and Consent: Takeaways from Amy Hasinoff’s TEDx Talk