Lauren Conrad co-founded The Little Market to help female artisans in developing countries break out of poverty and become independent. The Little Market also has a blog that discusses pro-social issues, and Lauren has published a post about stopping sexual assault on college campuses.
— Lauren Conrad (@LaurenConrad) February 20, 2014
Lauren opens her blog post with talking about filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and how they’re getting ready to make a documentary on people who were sexually assaulted on their college campus and then did not get the support from their college that they needed.
“This film and its potential to begin to change the system is especially meaningful to me as a dear friend has experienced the immediate and long-term affects of campus sexual assault while her college has refused to take the mandated action,” Lauren writes. She also restates the alarming stat that one fourth of women will either be sexually assaulted or have a sexual assault attempt made on her by the time she graduates college.
Amy wants to talk to people who can share stories about sexual assault on campuses, and Lauren invites you to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anything you say will be confidential.
Lauren also encourages you to make sure colleges understand our concerns and says we “must ask questions and demand answers in order for us to see effective sexual assault prevention, response policies, and programming become a reality on every campus.” She suggests using the hashtag #AskYourCampus and ask questions like, “Why are sexual assault prevention programs only aimed at women?” and “How can we shift the conversation from avoid rape to stop raping?”
Call The RAINN Hotline
Reach out to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to speak to someone who can help.
The Rape Abuse And Incest National Network (RAINN) has tons of ways for you to get involved. Check them out.