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Sexual Violence

‘Project Not Asking For It’ video aims to raise awareness about sexual violence

In this video posted Wednesday, Columbia students dance to music behind text that provides statistics and facts about sexual violence and uses the slogan #notaskingforit. The video’s description links the campaign to the idea of SlutWalks, and says that “no one, regardless of what they’re wearing, how they’re dancing, or their gender, is ever ‘asking for it.’”

According to the video’s description, it is part of a campaign called Project Not Asking For It, which started at Wesleyan University and plans to spread to other schools in addition to Columbia. See the video below, along with the original from Wesleyan after the jump.

The Wesleyan University video:




  1. Well... • May 30, 2014 at 11:04 am • Reply

    Not asking to be raped, yes. However, clothing/behaviors/etc can certainly be objectively a way of “asking” for sex or at the very least as a way of procuring sexual interest from others.

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    • Anonymous • May 31, 2014 at 8:56 pm • Reply

      asking for interest, not “objective sex”. clothes can’t say “yes”.

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  2. wear what you want • June 2, 2014 at 9:15 am • Reply

    Wear what you want, just don’t falsely accuse us or rape.

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