We are classy folk standing up against rape culture. Everyday for the month of October we will be wearing a collared shirt and tie each day. All donations collected will be given to WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre http://www.wavaw.ca/

Organizer: Tynan Rollo

Type Of Group: Culture & Arts

Location: Vancouver, BC




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The Group's Purpose

The Tenets of Octieber:

1. Wear a tie everyday of the month to draw attention to male privilege and gender based violence.
2. Recognize that the tie represents male privilege and power. Acknowledge the systems that perpetuate this privilege and work to dismantle it.
3. Engage in conversation on rape culture and educate people around you.
4. Be kind and welcoming to those who approach and want to learn more.
5. Listen to women. As a man we cannot experience what they have.
6. Experience a small part of the dress expectations that are placed on women by taking your time to create an outfit that matches your tie everyday.
7. Call out behaviours which perpetuate rape culture.
8. Advocate for support for survivors of sexual and physical violence.
9. Dedicate time to reading and learning more about gender based violence.
10. Fundraise for a local women's organization.

Free Workshops:

October 4th - Gaslighting and Gender in the Office

October 11th - Culture of Violence

October 18th - A Conversation on Healthier Masculinities

October 25th - Towards a Consent Culture


The tie as an article of clothing can currently be seen to represent many aspects of our European colonial history. Octieber is choosing to focus on gender privilege and work towards addressing that. It is about acknowledging the privilege you have, and using it for something good.

I acknowledge that the tie can also represent classism, racism, and colonialism. When wearing a tie those who participate will keep this in mind and engage in the conversation, welcoming in those who are not aware, and supporting those that are affected.

You can contact tynan@tynanrollo.com for more information on this fundraising campaign.

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How to Help

By donating directly to WAVAW Rape Crisis Centre, or by wearing a tie in solidarity of those who are affected by rape culture.