This guiding principle informs our work in two key areas — ending violence against women and securing LGBTQ equality — and the powerful intersections between them…
On Wednesday, October 11th — National Coming Out Day — AVP presented Vice President Joe Biden with the Courage Award for his decades of service working to end sexual assault and intimate partner violence and championing LGBTQ equality.
The narrow, outdated definition – unchanged since 1929 – said the assault had to be forcible and against a woman’s will to be classified as rape. No means no whether in the dorm room or on the street. These are important changes, but ending dating violence and sexual assault isn’t just a matter of laws and legislation. These aren’t just statistics, these are people you know: your roommates, your friends, your sisters, your classmates. The ultimate measure of a civilized society is how its laws and culture treat the abuse of women.
It’s just not true, and it’s a point that I make on college campuses all across the country.
Especially young women who have self esteem issues who could mistake the jealousy as a sign of extreme love.