‘Rape Culture’ Lives Close to Home

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Sadly, we must add to that

Submitted by Sea Flower on 21 April 2013 - 9:22am.

Sadly, we must add to that list to include not only the Steubenville, Ohio rape case, but also the rape cases of Audrie Pott, from Saratoga High School in California, United States; and of Rehteah Parsons, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Both of these women took their own lives because of the violence committed against them. The Violence Against Women Act is crucially needed.

Teachers have such a great

Submitted by Maria Delaney on 28 January 2013 - 3:11pm.

Teachers have such a great responsibility and opportunity to challenge and transform the gendered beliefs of students which underlie violence supportive attitudes. The Australian organisation, the Association of Women Educators, works to support this action. Have a look through the links about gender, bullying and violence on our website here http://www.awe.asn.au/drupal/content/preventing-bullying-and-violence

We are particularly proud of the videos produced from our recent conference, which feature international experts in gender and education:

Teaching Boys: Issues of masculinity, violence and gender justice
Video presentation for teachers and community workers, by Dr. Amanda Keddie and Professor Martin Mills, University of Queensland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_Td9F9mrGQ&feature=relmfu

Teaching Boys: Gender just classroom practice
Video presentation for teachers and community workers, by Dr. Amanda Keddie and Professor Martin Mills, University of Queensland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAsrjPvC_rg&feature=relmfu