A campaign and documentary project focusing on exposing rape culture, and working towards better education on sexual assault in our society.

24th November 2013

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The Culture Exposure Campaign
The Culture Exposure Campaign is a running documentary and awareness raising project that focuses on the exposure and education of rape culture. Rape Culture is a mindset, perpetuated by social norms which allows for us to trivialize rape and sexual assault. These social norms, including slut-shaming, victim blaming, the boys-will-be-boys mentality, and ‘The Man Box’, are all widely held mindsets in our society which are taken to the extreme in order to justify rape and sexual assault. 
in this documentary, we want to address the root of the problem…society. We want to know why women are taught to avoid rape, but men are not taught to respect boundaries in all situations. We want to know why alcohol is condemning for a woman, but a justification for a man. We want to know why male sexual assault is considered a joke. However, above all else we want YOU, our society, to be exposed to these questions. We want you to wonder…why?
This documentary is an in-progress project, and we want your help. This project is meant to reveal our society’s view on sexual assault, and your opinions are just as vital as all others. We want to her your stories, your opinions, your thoughts, and your observations about rape culture. What do you think the line of consent is? How does catcalling make you feel? Do you think men and women are portrayed accurately n the media? What is the best way to prevent rape and sexual assault? Do you think rape and sexual assault is portrayed accurately in the media? Do we take rape seriously?
Share your thoughts and opinions on rape and rape culture. To contact The Culture Exposure Campaign, email us at… 
thecultureexposurecampaign@gmail.com. 
Also contact us via tumblr by tagging your post with #thecultureexposurecampaign or leaving us an ask.
We want your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. This is OUR culture, and our fight for the exposure of rape culture.

cultureexposurecampaign:

The Culture Exposure Campaign

The Culture Exposure Campaign is a running documentary and awareness raising project that focuses on the exposure and education of rape culture. Rape Culture is a mindset, perpetuated by social norms which allows for us to trivialize rape and sexual assault. These social norms, including slut-shaming, victim blaming, the boys-will-be-boys mentality, and ‘The Man Box’, are all widely held mindsets in our society which are taken to the extreme in order to justify rape and sexual assault. 

in this documentary, we want to address the root of the problem…society. We want to know why women are taught to avoid rape, but men are not taught to respect boundaries in all situations. We want to know why alcohol is condemning for a woman, but a justification for a man. We want to know why male sexual assault is considered a joke. However, above all else we want YOU, our society, to be exposed to these questions. We want you to wonder…why?

This documentary is an in-progress project, and we want your help. This project is meant to reveal our society’s view on sexual assault, and your opinions are just as vital as all others. We want to her your stories, your opinions, your thoughts, and your observations about rape culture. What do you think the line of consent is? How does catcalling make you feel? Do you think men and women are portrayed accurately n the media? What is the best way to prevent rape and sexual assault? Do you think rape and sexual assault is portrayed accurately in the media? Do we take rape seriously?

Share your thoughts and opinions on rape and rape culture. To contact The Culture Exposure Campaign, email us at… 

thecultureexposurecampaign@gmail.com. 

Also contact us via tumblr by tagging your post with #thecultureexposurecampaign or leaving us an ask.

We want your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. This is OUR culture, and our fight for the exposure of rape culture.

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24th November 2013

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I don’t know if people really understand rape. I think we know what it is, obviously, but not how to handle it, or what the consequences really are.

We grow up in a society that doesn’t teach us what rape really is. What it means. How it can effect you.
For girls, what we know is that we…

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24th November 2013

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The Culture Exposure Campaign
The Culture Exposure Campaign is a running documentary and awareness raising project that focuses on the exposure and education of rape culture. Rape Culture is a mindset, perpetuated by social norms which allows for us to trivialize rape and sexual assault. These social norms, including slut-shaming, victim blaming, the boys-will-be-boys mentality, and ‘The Man Box’, are all widely held mindsets in our society which are taken to the extreme in order to justify rape and sexual assault. 
in this documentary, we want to address the root of the problem…society. We want to know why women are taught to avoid rape, but men are not taught to respect boundaries in all situations. We want to know why alcohol is condemning for a woman, but a justification for a man. We want to know why male sexual assault is considered a joke. However, above all else we want YOU, our society, to be exposed to these questions. We want you to wonder…why?
This documentary is an in-progress project, and we want your help. This project is meant to reveal our society’s view on sexual assault, and your opinions are just as vital as all others. We want to her your stories, your opinions, your thoughts, and your observations about rape culture. What do you think the line of consent is? How does catcalling make you feel? Do you think men and women are portrayed accurately n the media? What is the best way to prevent rape and sexual assault? Do you think rape and sexual assault is portrayed accurately in the media? Do we take rape seriously?
Share your thoughts and opinions on rape and rape culture. To contact The Culture Exposure Campaign, email us at… 
thecultureexposurecampaign@gmail.com. 
Also contact us via tumblr by tagging your post with #thecultureexposurecampaign or leaving us an ask.
We want your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. This is OUR culture, and our fight for the exposure of rape culture.

The Culture Exposure Campaign

The Culture Exposure Campaign is a running documentary and awareness raising project that focuses on the exposure and education of rape culture. Rape Culture is a mindset, perpetuated by social norms which allows for us to trivialize rape and sexual assault. These social norms, including slut-shaming, victim blaming, the boys-will-be-boys mentality, and ‘The Man Box’, are all widely held mindsets in our society which are taken to the extreme in order to justify rape and sexual assault. 

in this documentary, we want to address the root of the problem…society. We want to know why women are taught to avoid rape, but men are not taught to respect boundaries in all situations. We want to know why alcohol is condemning for a woman, but a justification for a man. We want to know why male sexual assault is considered a joke. However, above all else we want YOU, our society, to be exposed to these questions. We want you to wonder…why?

This documentary is an in-progress project, and we want your help. This project is meant to reveal our society’s view on sexual assault, and your opinions are just as vital as all others. We want to her your stories, your opinions, your thoughts, and your observations about rape culture. What do you think the line of consent is? How does catcalling make you feel? Do you think men and women are portrayed accurately n the media? What is the best way to prevent rape and sexual assault? Do you think rape and sexual assault is portrayed accurately in the media? Do we take rape seriously?

Share your thoughts and opinions on rape and rape culture. To contact The Culture Exposure Campaign, email us at… 

thecultureexposurecampaign@gmail.com. 

Also contact us via tumblr by tagging your post with #thecultureexposurecampaign or leaving us an ask.

We want your ideas, thoughts, and opinions. This is OUR culture, and our fight for the exposure of rape culture.

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24th November 2013

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The Culture Exposure: Our Insperation

I don’t know if people really understand rape. I think we know what it is, obviously, but not how to handle it, or what the consequences really are. 

We grow up in a society that doesn’t teach us what rape really is. What it means. How it can effect you.
For girls, what we know is that we should expect it. Don’t drink, or do drugs. Don’t wear low cut shirts, don’t wear short skirts, don’t wear trashy makeup. Don’t walk home alone, carry pepper spray. Keep a key in your palm, get self defense classes and hope for the best. Hide yourself and protect yourself everyday of your life, but even then there is no guarantee it won’t happen to you. You are still so likely to be a victim. and the reality is, no matter what you do, how you dress, where you go, what you look like, you can never really feel safe, can you?
I know it is the fault of our culture. Jeez, since the dawn of society we have put our genders into these boxes…women are supposed to be silent, submissive, you will never be as strong as a man, you are just weaker. Men are told from the time they are toddlers to ‘be a man’ which, of course, means to be dominant, assertive, powerful and prideful. 
If that wasn’t enough working against us, there is the media. The one that shoves sex in our faces. The media which portrays women as sex objects, as dolls, toys, things to be played with rather than people. The media over sexualizes women to the point where it is easy to assume, yeah, women are like that.  And men? Men are shown as animals. Rough, crass, powerful dominant, and obsessed with sex, rabid for it, and allowed to take it whenever they want to. It is like we have degraded humanity to be nothing more than a pack of wild dogs and their chew toys. And we know no better than to just…accept it. 
But then…there is a double standard, isn’t there? Because women, us pure, fragile, flowers, we are not supposed to have sex. We are supposed to house away our virginity, yet men are expected to go out and assert their prowess…so it gets confusing. Because if women own their sexuality? We are sluts. And if men supposedly can’t control themselves…we must be inviting them to rape us. We know the rules after all…no sex. no makeup. no flirting. no revealing clothing. Because then you are just..inviting assault right? Boys will be boys. You don’t follow the rules, you can’t expect to not get raped. It’s your fault for not following directions.
And guys? what does that mean if you are the victims? Does it make you less of a man? 
Our culture would tell you yes. 
And it is horrible that this is what our culture endorses. It is even worse that we now believe that is the way the world is supposed to be. Let me tell you right now, it is not. Nobody, under any circumstances, should be violated in such a way. It shouldn’t matter what you wore to the party. It shouldn’t matter if you were drinking. It shouldn’t matter that you were flirting. It shouldn’t matter what gender you are because Rape is not ok.
I think people believe that on a conscious level. But subconsciously? We desensitize ourselves to rape. We make jokes, call people sluts, insult feminism, over sexualize females, and portray men as having no control. And what does that do? It makes it easy, so easy, to disregard rape. It makes it so easy for rapists to justify there actions, and even easier to accept their justification, letting them walk away and forgetting that regardless of circumstances…they destroyed someone’s peace of mind, self-image, and psychological well being. I think we forget that.
But what does that mean? That means many of you who watch this documentary, won’t see any issue with what is being said. You won’t understand, because it is what we have accepted in your lives as truth.It is saddening to see…even in a place as liberal and educated as the Bay Area…rape culture permeates. People are not educated, people joke and justify sexual assault, and it is terrifying to see how easily we accept it. 
We are here to change that.

24th November 2013

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We are currently booking presentations for our fifth college tour! If you are interested in having Project Unbreakable founder Grace Brown and executive director Kaelyn Siversky speak at your school, please contact us at booking@project-unbreakable.org.

Above is a short video presentation about our work by Nino Gallego.

24th November 2013

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24th November 2013

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The photo above was the first photo ever taken for Project Unbreakable. It seems like yesterday and it also seems like ten years ago.
Today marks the two year anniversary of Project Unbreakable. Two years ago, right around this time of day, I woke up with the idea for this project.
There weren’t any grand plans for it, truthfully. The only plan was to create something - anything - that would bring awareness to sexual assault. 
I’m risking sounding sappy, and I’ve said this hundreds of times, almost to the point where I’m annoying myself, but.. I had zero clue that this would be something more than just a tiny art project.
But it is - it is so much more. And that’s because of every single survivor who has cultivated every ounce of bravery in them to participate. It’s because of every single person who has bore witness to that very bravery in each photo. It’s because of the people who have dedicated their time, energy, and creativity to this project - I am very grateful for the work Christina, Kaelyn, Kerri, and Lydia have brought to Project Unbreakable. 
Thank you to everyone for your support of the project - and thank you for allowing me to get a little sentimental this morning. But most of all, thank you to the survivors who have made this project what it is today. Today - and forever- we hear you, we believe you, and we support you.
- Grace

projectunbreakable:

The photo above was the first photo ever taken for Project Unbreakable. It seems like yesterday and it also seems like ten years ago.

Today marks the two year anniversary of Project Unbreakable. Two years ago, right around this time of day, I woke up with the idea for this project.

There weren’t any grand plans for it, truthfully. The only plan was to create something - anything - that would bring awareness to sexual assault. 

I’m risking sounding sappy, and I’ve said this hundreds of times, almost to the point where I’m annoying myself, but.. I had zero clue that this would be something more than just a tiny art project.

But it is - it is so much more. And that’s because of every single survivor who has cultivated every ounce of bravery in them to participate. It’s because of every single person who has bore witness to that very bravery in each photo. It’s because of the people who have dedicated their time, energy, and creativity to this project - I am very grateful for the work Christina, Kaelyn, Kerri, and Lydia have brought to Project Unbreakable. 

Thank you to everyone for your support of the project - and thank you for allowing me to get a little sentimental this morning. But most of all, thank you to the survivors who have made this project what it is today. Today - and forever- we hear you, we believe you, and we support you.

- Grace

24th November 2013

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24th November 2013

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