Today is the start of the 16 Days Campaign and the White Ribbon Campaign. Both of these kick off around 2 weeks of anti-violence activism which, for me, is totally exciting. So fancy people, from November 25 through December 10 put on your super advocate hats and spread the word about anti-violence activism.
Tonight I helped pin loads of white ribbons with Men Against Rape at PSU to be passed out on campus and sent with informational mailings to state and county officials. Wearing the white ribbon is a pledge to never commit violence against women, and I like to think of it as a pledge to never commit domestic or sexual violence against any gendered person. The campaign was started in Canada by a group of men who wanted to acknowledge the gendered nature of DV and SA, and now even the Prime Minister wears the ribbon. If only our top government officials did the same.