Congratulations to MICHELLE NGUYEN and AMITA RAO

for their video, The Sexual Misconduct Song!

 

And thank you to everyone who entered! Your work is helping to make VCU a safer and more inclusive place!

The world needs community building and socially engaged activism more than ever. Thank you!

Lets keep making VCU a place we can all be proud of.

Enjoy Michelle and Amita’s video below (and check out all other entries on link above).

Description:

This is a brief, catchy ditty exploring how sexual misconduct can manifest in seemingly benign ways but also in more grave scenarios. In this animation, we hope to convince others not to perpetuate harmful behavior that leads to sexual misconduct. Audiences are much more likely to remember, consume, and share satirical/comedic material (think Bo Burnham, Garfunkel & Oates, and the viral PSA “Dumb Ways to Die”, etc). We do not aim to make light of serious and important topics regarding sexual violence. We rather aim to subvert the standard narrative of rape ⁠— which often focuses on what the victim should be doing ⁠— by mocking the public’s focus on the perpetrator’s lost potential. Here we address the potential perpetrator, who contrary to popular belief, “often does not fit the model of serial predator” (Swartout, Koss, & White, 2015) and is usually someone the victim knows. Hopefully, with this video, we can tackle the root of the problem.

 

Need help?

Students who have experienced sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, harassment, or who have questions about relationships or supporting survivors can contact University Counseling Services Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Advocacy Program.

 

Confidential advocates are available by phone, email, or Zoom to support students. Advocates can provide accompaniments and support for the criminal or Title IX reporting process, medical or mental health care appointments; academic or housing accommodation requests, referrals to community providers, and more.

 

Advocates can be reached through the main counseling line at 804-828-6200 or at Myoptions@vcu.edu.