What is rape culture? What do I do if my friend tells me they've been assaulted? Are rape jokes just harmless fun? Is catcalling a compliment?
In this class, we will dive into the basics of rape culture, answering these common questions in society, and learning how to be a better advocate and ally for victims and survivors of sexual violence. We will break down terms that you hear all the time, but are too afraid to ask the real definitions of, such as the difference between rape and sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual harassment.
About the teacher:
Kelley Quinn graduated from Georgia College & State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing and Gender Studies. During her undergrad career, she began teaching about sexual violence awareness and bystander intervention to fellow students. After graduation, she continued teaching while also working as a Victim Advocate at the university's Women's Center. In 2019, she moved to Chattanooga to pursue future career opportunities, such as applying to graduate school and continuing to education communities about sexual assault prevention and awareness. Read some of Kelley’s writings here.