The Rock Ethics Institute

Initiatives

Consent

Navigating Consent

This is a fantastic website on the importance of consent, with helpful advice for seekers.  


What is Consent?

This site provides clear information on consent.


Reducing the Risk of Sexual Assault

This site provides advice on ways to reduce one’s risk of sexual assault.

Caution warning: Risk reduction strategies may be triggering for survivors, who are often blamed and shamed for what has happened to them. Discussions about risk reduction may bring up intense thoughts and feelings, negative memories, and/or exacerbate symptoms of PTSD.


What If We Treated All Consent Like Society Treats Sexual Consent?

Everyday examples of how we give consent for other things shows just how absurd it is to blame sexual assault survivors or to try to justify rape in any way.


Tea Consent

A video explaining consent.


Educating Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

This comprehensive toolkit educates people to work with men and boys to prevent gender-based violence. No registration is necessary unless you want to use the discussion board features.

Caution Warning: Some of the activities on this site may be triggering for a survivor of sexual violence.


Discussions of a Healthy Sexuality

This site discusses and defines healthy sexuality, identifies key characteristics of healthy sexuality, and lists ways to promote healthy relationships, including: healthy sexuality training, incorporating healthy sexuality information into sexual violence prevention programs, and curricula that teach both healthy sexuality and sexual violence prevention. The PDF includes additional resources.


List of Ways to Reduce the Risk of Becoming a Victim

Speaking Out About Rape (SOAR) provides a list of ways to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of sexual assault. These include both general tips and situation-specific advice. Different scenarios discussed include: walking/running, driving, riding the bus, alone at home, and at parties. The site includes tips on what to do if someone is pressuring you into sexual activity.

Caution warning: Risk reduction strategies may be triggering for survivors, who are often blamed and shamed for what has happened to them. Discussions about risk reduction may bring up intense thoughts and feelings, negative memories, and/or exacerbate symptoms of PTSD.


American College Health Association Toolkit

This toolkit, created by the American College Health Association, includes facts, ideas, strategies, conversation starters, statistics about Universities’ policies and procedures, prevention strategies, assessments, and activities.


Voice Male Magazine

This site and magazine works to prevent sexual violence and achieve gender justice by critically examining masculinity. Voice Male exemplifies a male positive, pro-feminist, gay-affirmative, anti-racist future for men, women, families and communities. Read their Summer 2013 issue here.


Men Can Stop Rape: Primary Prevention

This site provides a succinct overview of the positive role that men can play in primary sexual violence prevention.


Jackson Katz: What Men Can Do to Stop Gender Violence

This site lists 10 things men can do to prevent gender violence.


Violence Against Women: Engaging Men

This special collection from Violence Against Women offers a collection of links on primary prevention, including the root causes of sexual violence and traditional masculinities.