This comment was by Miriam R in reference to the post – Why Men’s Silence on Sexual is Understandable—But Still #NotOkay
Thank you (Sarah) for your insights on the dangers of silence and to all those here who have joined the conversation.
One insight from the science of behavior change is that harmful behaviors can’t just be left behind, they need to be overridden by healthier ones. So as we continue uncovering the factors that perpetuate rape culture, such as silence about sexual violence, we can ask ourselves what would override it.
This means not only having the critical conversations about sexual violence that Sarah has championed but also, conversations about what we want to move toward; a culture of consent. What would a culture of consent look like? What does it already look like, where it exists?
I stand with survivors and all those taking part in the effort to change the culture. Culture change is hard, slow, awkward and uncomfortable, but possible.
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