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 Women Against Violence Against Women / 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

Classy folk standing up against rape culture

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 shelter.

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How to Help

By donating directly to Women Against Violence Against Women, or by wearing a tie in solidarity of those who are affected by rape culture.