ReThink By engaging men and boys, we seek to break down the cultural norms that underpin rape and sexual assault. Sexual violence isn't inevitable. It's the result of a culture that doesn't clearly define consent.

The extraordinary rates of violence against women is too often the result of the failure to teach men and boys how to talk about, think about, and treat women and girls. The hard work of changing our culture will need to be from the ground up. So we run local, community-based campaigns that will ask men and boys, and the leaders in their communities, to rethink their approach to consent, and ultimately to become advocates for us on the ground. And we'll supplement this organizing work with national campaigns that seek to change the dominant narrative around consent and sexual entitlement.

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05/21/2018

Yup.

Terry Crews talks #MeToo, toxic masculinity, and growing up in an abusive household.

►Extended interview: https://on.cc.com/2L4Uo4d

Check out this great piece in Education Week talking about how the #MeToo movement is hitting schools, and how organizat...
01/29/2018
What Do Schools Teach About Sexual Harassment?

Check out this great piece in Education Week talking about how the #MeToo movement is hitting schools, and how organizations like ReThink are stepping up.

The #MeToo movement has brought widespread attention to gender-based harassment in all walks of life. Will it do the same for sex education in schools?

"Enough; Because deep down men know that sexist sh*t-talk is just a lazy substitute for real wit."
12/11/2017
An Open Letter to (Male) Chefs – Tom Colicchio – Medium

"Enough; Because deep down men know that sexist sh*t-talk is just a lazy substitute for real wit."

The recent ‘revelations’ of rampant harassment in the restaurant industry weren’t exactly a shocker to the women working in it. Or the men…

12/08/2017
Mic

Three ways on how we talk about sexual harassment perpetuates the problem.

Alleged sexual harassers reporting on alleged sexual harassers — anyone see the problem there?

Thank you to the Silence Breakers.And thank you to those who have chosen not to break their silence. We see you; we resp...
12/06/2017

Thank you to the Silence Breakers.

And thank you to those who have chosen not to break their silence. We see you; we respect your choice. And we'll be here for you if you ever choose to speak out.

The Silence Breakers are TIME's Person of the Year 2017. #TIMEPOY http://ti.me/2AX6daI

12/05/2017
TED

We're up for this challenge. Watch & SHARE this video if you are too.

Justin Baldoni has a challenge for men: Are we strong enough to be sensitive too?

Watch Justin's full TED Talk about being #ManEnough: http://t.ted.com/JCPmRa5

Thank you so much!! With your help, we had our biggest fundraising day ever yesterday. #GivingTuesday may be over, but w...
11/29/2017
A new prescription for tackling sexual violence

Thank you so much!! With your help, we had our biggest fundraising day ever yesterday.

#GivingTuesday may be over, but we're just getting started. Check out this fantastic writeup of our approach in ThinkProgress.

How some advocates are looking to dismantle rape culture using public health strategies.

For years, we’ve been having critical conversations: #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, and #YouOKSis have generated powerful new dia...
11/28/2017

For years, we’ve been having critical conversations: #MeToo, #YesAllWomen, and #YouOKSis have generated powerful new dialogue about rape culture. In the wake of these conversations, it’s past time to begin seriously investing in sexual violence prevention efforts. ReThink is part of a small, powerful group of organizations that are working with men and boys to prevent sexual violence and organizing leaders to consistently deliver messages that undercut rape culture in community spaces.

A few weeks ago, at one of our trainings, we asked participants to share what they’re ReThinking as a result of our training - and the results were extraordinary. Our prevention work makes permanent, long-lasting change in boys’ lives, and we need your help to continue providing it. Today, on #GivingTuesday2017, we’re launching a 24-hour campaign to raise $2,000. Can you double your impact by donating right now? Donations made first thing this morning are matched.

LEARN MORE at www.we-rethink.org

We had a great time working with K-12 educators at McLean School today--such powerful conversations about the role of ed...
11/27/2017

We had a great time working with K-12 educators at McLean School today--such powerful conversations about the role of educators in building a culture of consent.

Faculty and Staff are taking part in a Professional Development talk today lead by Tahir Duckett from Rethink on "The Sexual Violence Epidemic, Understanding Consent"

"Nobody wants to be having this conversation, but we need to have it. Avoidance of this conversation has shaped our cult...
11/20/2017
The Unforgiving Minute

"Nobody wants to be having this conversation, but we need to have it. Avoidance of this conversation has shaped our culture; cultures are defined not only by the stories they tell, but also by the ones they don’t. It’s the negative space that gives definition to the picture we have of how men and women ought to live together — and that picture, of course, is the work of a series of old masters."

Culture is 🗝️. Let's start having the conversation.

Men, get ready to be uncomfortable for a while. While forgiveness may come one day, it won’t be soon.

Our ReThinking Masculinity program got written up for HuffPo Canada in this article describing six ways in which the pat...
11/15/2017
How The Patriarchy Harms Men And Boys, Too

Our ReThinking Masculinity program got written up for HuffPo Canada in this article describing six ways in which the patriarchy hurts men and boys.

Peek this nugget of brilliance from our partner at the DCRCC Amanda Lindamood: "Patriarchy is always contextual, and its lessons accumulate over time," Lindamood says. "The longer you internalize something the harder it is to gain distance from its influence over your behaviour."

And the longer someone has been living with the consequences of these internalized and externalized expectations, the harder they will be to move past, she says.

Oftentimes it's a lot more subtle.

11/12/2017
Mic

We have to call out everything on the continuum.

Unwanted sexual exposure is assault. Here, a psychologist explains what's really going on when men openly masturbate in front of unwilling women.

"The goal now, she says, is to move the narrative from 'Why are there so many victims?' to 'How do we prevent this from ...
11/10/2017
'Is This Our Watershed Moment?'

"The goal now, she says, is to move the narrative from 'Why are there so many victims?' to 'How do we prevent this from happening?'”

As the sexual misconduct allegations against high profile men—from Kevin Spacey to Louis C.K. to Harvey Weinstein—continue to mount, advocates for survivors ask if this snowballing momentum of accusations will finally create a cultural shift.

11/05/2017
Funny Or Die

We are all qualified. Change the culture.

Adam Devine and his new partner, Vice President Biden, go undercover at a college party to get the word out about a serious issue that affects college kids everywhere.

Read this ➡ why we have a sexual predator in our highest elected office. It is because of people and institutions that a...
10/26/2017
Why Harvey Weinstein is disgraced but Donald Trump is president

Read this ➡ why we have a sexual predator in our highest elected office. It is because of people and institutions that are silent, they are complicit.

The allegations against Weinstein and Trump are strikingly similar. Why have the outcomes been so different?

Check out the coverage of our ReThinking Masculinity program in The Cut! We know that 8 weeks isn't enough to unlearn al...
10/23/2017
The Men Taking Classes to Unlearn Toxic Masculinity

Check out the coverage of our ReThinking Masculinity program in The Cut! We know that 8 weeks isn't enough to unlearn all the unhealthy norms we've picked up over the years, but it's a powerful start.

We couldn't be more thrilled about the work we're doing with Collective Action for Safe Spaces and DCRCC - Powering A Culture of Consent.

Some experts are skeptical that it can actually change behavior outside the classroom.

Shout out to Finn Wolfhard. Let's do more and be more, gentlemen.
10/23/2017

Shout out to Finn Wolfhard. Let's do more and be more, gentlemen.

We respect women because they are fully realized human beings--not because they're our mothers, daughters, or sisters.
10/17/2017

We respect women because they are fully realized human beings--not because they're our mothers, daughters, or sisters.

via @feministwild

10/08/2017
The Locker Room Talk

One year ago today, Donald Trump defended his "grab her by the p*****" comments as "locker room talk."

At ReThink, we want to turn this awful anniversary into a teachable moment for our boys. So we collaborated on this short video with filmmaker Frank Chi to tell Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, and everyone else: the next generation of men knows that ending rape culture starts with us, and we won't tolerate this kind of talk, or this kind of behavior, ever again.

Share this video and help us change the culture. www.we-rethink.org/donate.

09/27/2017
Mic

Worth a listen.

In his own words, hear John Legend tear down masculine stereotypes and explain his own experiences relating to the concept.

Another day, another training! #6thgrade #stereotypes
07/13/2017

Another day, another training! #6thgrade #stereotypes

06/29/2017
1868's Richards using soccer to raise awareness against sexual violence

We are so thrilled to be working with professional soccer players on our #TacklingConsent project. Players are donating to ReThink based on their own stats, and fans across the country are matching their donations. Check out this great story on Brent Richards with Reno 1868 in Nevada! And join us at www.tacklingconsent.org.

A lot of people have causes they believe in, but Reno 1868 player Brent Richards is putting his money where his mouth is.I'm just trying to get people to start talking about it and hopefully make some positive change, said Richards of his efforts.He garner

05/19/2017
Call on Axe to Renounce their Sexist Ads

Axe, a body spray company as well-known for their bold scents as their misogynist advertisements, made a shift in their latest ad, and at Rethink, we applaud them for the positive step.

Help us encourage Axe to keep up the good work and publicly renounce the harmful, sexist advertisements they've put out for years.

Axe, a body spray company as well-known for their bold scents as their misogynist advertisements, made an about face in their latest ad, entitled Is It OK for Guys.... The new ad decries some of the very stereotypes and toxic approaches to masculinity Axe perpetuated in their old ads. At Rethink, we...

04/21/2017

Last summer, we started a conversation with Collective Action for Safe Spaces and the DCRCC - Powering A Culture of Consent about creating a space where men could grapple with the toxic, unhealthy masculinity we've learned and build a healthier way of relating to each other and the rest of the folks in our lives.

For the past 8 weeks, these men have spent 3 hours every Thursday evening doing just that--tackling everything from consent to emotional labor to bystander intervention to gender-based violence. We couldn't be more proud to have worked with this group of guys, and we're excited to see how they continue to progress.

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Sharing a job posting! Prevention Training Specialist Job Posting Are you passionate about preventing sexual violence? Are you an experienced trainer? Are you good at mobilizing the community to create change? Join the growing prevention team at the Sexual Assault Resource Agency! In partnership with the Director of Prevention and the Prevention Educator, the Prevention Training Specialist is responsible for organizing and administering a range of prevention programs at SARA. This person will primarily work on developing events and on-going groups for parents, to help them grow in their ability to share positive prevention messages with their adolescent children, related to healthy sexuality and contributing to a positive community. Other projects include: promoting primary prevention in schools and community institutions, Green Dot Bystander programs at the high school level, classroom education and small educational groups. Desired skills include program development, long-term planning, training and teaching skills, ability to connect with both adult and adolescent learners, community networking and mobilization, marketing to target audiences, adaptability, and cultural competency. Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected] Full posting at: