UPDATE: Sexual Violence Intervention Training, Evanston, IL | 12/11/16

Though 40 people registered, the frightful winter weather deterred all but 14 brave allies. I love training a group this size, because it's perfect for discussion. We had an incredibly thought-provoking and well balanced discussion this past Sunday, and I was absolutely thrilled by the diversity of perspectives and experiences that participants shared. We definitely…

Direct vs. Indirect Intervention

Ally Intervention can be direct or indirect. If you feel unsafe intervening directly, call the police. Direct Intervention tactics: State your objections. Take a firm stand. ("She said 'No.'") Drive an intoxicated person home. Interrupt or create a distraction. (Knock on the door until someone answers.) Talk to the person directly. Speak the truth…

How Men Can Be Allies

Research suggests that 80% of college age men are uncomfortable when women are belittled or mistreated, but they do not express their discomfort because they believe they are the only ones who are uncomfortable. Ally Intervention helps men express their discomfort. STEP ONE: Notice. Social norms often reinforce the normality of sexism…