Challenge Rape In Black Communities by Holding Harm-Doers Accountable #CosbyWatch #DearSurvivor
Our work here at Black Women’s Blueprint has been to act and speak against the sexual violence that too many of us have endured at the hands of those who swore an oath to serve and protect us. We’re constantly writing, and engaging in conversation on behalf of Black women and girls who are survivors of rape. We are continuously defending our right to dignity and to safety. Today, we are demanding harm-doers be held responsible, repositioning the blame on the rightful parties—actual harm-doers, ill-defined masculinity, power and privilege and rape culture. The work is ongoing and relentless. We’re committed to doing this work for all of us; you are included in that number. We’re committed to repeating the call for justice, to repeating the demand for police officers to be held accountable for the actions, to repeating the demand that each person act to end rape and rape culture beyond the twenty-one times scientists say it takes for a message to be internalized by a learner, by members of our communities, campuses, and by families where we should be safe.