Rape culture is an environment in which sexual violence is prevalent and normalized/excused by the media, popular culture and daily interactions. Rape culture perpetuates power-based personal violence in our community by creating and reinforcing norms that tell us these acts of violence are acceptable. It is crucial to actively fight against rape culture through education, critical thinking, and challenging our own beliefs to make change. The Department of Computer Science stands in support of those affected by power-based personal violence and is committed to fostering a safe, supportive environment.
We encourage our department community to use this week as an opportunity for education and action. This is an important opportunity to learn and to contribute to a more informed and safer campus community. You can find resources, information, and more on AVI’s website (oavi.tcnj.edu) and Instagram (@tcnj_avi).