Yes Means Yes is a groundbreaking new look at rape, edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Friedman and founder Jessica Valenti. Through the anthology — and now this blog — we’re trying to move beyond “no means no” to connect the dots between the shaming and co-option of female sexuality in our culture(s) and some of the ways rape is allowed and encouraged to function.

Welcome to Project Respect

We have a right to Sexuality without Violence! Sexual violence is a reality in the lives of too many teens. We want to create a world where sexual violence doesn’t happen. We want to create a world based on respect.

We are a group of youth and adults who work together to prevent sexualized violence. We educate and empower youth to be assertive, to communicate and to be aware of the issue of sexual violence. We especially focus on preventing acquaintance assault, or “date rape” as it is commonly known. We do lots of stuff in our community to raise awareness and promote sexuality without violence.

We invite you to check out our website. The information is geared to youth 14 and up. We also encourage adults to browse this site and talk to youth about the issues here. You can find statistics on sexual violence, ways to help a friend, what to do if you are assaulted, what our youth team is doing to prevent sexual violence, and much more…

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We want to hear from you. Your ideas, thoughts, comments. Contact us!

Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. The helpline is open from 6pm to midnight, 7 days a week, and offers free and confidential crisis support and information.

Anti-rape Activism

We have divided the activism section into specific subject areas. Within these pages, you will find forums to unite with other activists and links and resources to support curriculum development and scholarly inquiry . If you know of resources that should be listed but are not, please contact us (

Please follow the brown colored links below or the links in the menu at left to learn more about:

Rape as a Human Rights Violation - Organizations working to end rape with the guiding belief that all people have the fundamental human right to be free from sexual violence.

Rape on Campus - Campus groups working to raise awareness, take action, provide support and change their campus sexual assault policies.

Taking an Online Course on Violence Against Women

Child Abuse - Links to websites offering advocacy, support and further research

Clergy Abuse - Activist groups working to raise awareness, provide support for victims and demand reform.

Rape and Prostitution - Resources for prostituted women looking to get off the streets and links to pages that challenge common myths about prostitution and sex work.

The International Sex Trade - The UN estimates that over 1 million women and children are trafficked every year and the numbers are on the rise. Learn about what you can do to help raise awareness.

Dating and Marital Violence - Sometimes stopping a rape does not involve fighting off a stranger. Sometimes it's someone you love. In about 85 percent of cases, sexual assaults occur between people who know each other. Links to support resources and strategies for resistance.

Prison Rape - Conservative figures estimate that one in six inmates experiences rape in prison. With over 4 million Americans passing through various levels of incarceration each year, the victim totals are staggering. Links to activism networks and other information on ending this overlooked human rights outrage.

Legal Issues

Police Procedure and Rape

Prevention - Learn about what you can do to protect yourself and empower others. Includes a special section on the role men are playing in rape prevention.

Help in the Medical Profession - Resources like the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Program are paving the way for better services for rape victims.

General Resources - Other online databases, listservs and clearinghouses for rape information.

Media Issues - The media can serve as both friend and foe in anti-rape efforts. Links to survivor stories and positive articles about rape as well as critiques of derogatory, unjust and myth-perpetuating articles.

Further Reading - Recommended books and articles

Videos and other Print Material - Videos relating to more specific subject areas as well as links to posters and other anti-rape campaign resources.

Suggested Speakers - Speakers and anti-rape activists.

As the name Rape Outcry implies, our main purpose is to bring sexual abuse out into the open. By running campaigns that depict rape for what it truly is, we are hoping to bring the public to a place of accountability. We envision a society in which rape and molestation will no longer be acceptable.

The four cornerstones of our website are:


  • To provide general information on rape and sexual abuse
  • To provide information on our organization, our campaigns and research findings
  • To provide people with a forum for expression, and
  • To acknowledge our sponsors and support

White Ribbon Campaign

The White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) is the UK branch of the global campaign to ensure men take more responsibility for reducing the level of violence against women.

The WRC is unique as the first male oriented organisation to oppose violence against women.

While some men are part of the problem, all men can be part of the solution!