Every Day Communication
Don’t wait for a critical moment to say the right things. The words you choose every day communicate your values.
When you hear comments that blame victims or make light of sexual violence, speak up so others know you don’t agree.
Even if you don’t have a perfect response, this shows you do not believe in stereotypes, you believe survivors, and you’re a safe person to talk to.
For example: “I don’t think that’s true — I believe people when they say that someone has hurt them.”
Sex without consent isn’t sex. It’s sexual assault.
Consent must be freely given. A person must understand what they are agreeing to, and that they can change their mind at any time.
Consent needs to be clear and enthusiastic. The absence of “no” or silence does not mean “yes.”
Past consent does not mean current or future consent.
When drugs and alcohol are involved, clear consent is not possible.
A person who is intoxicated or impaired cannot give consent.
Whether you are in a relationship, dating, or just meeting new people, sexual pressures become an issue, especially in college.
As you try to fit in or find your niche at college, a lot of times you can feel pressured into engaging in behaviors that you're not comfortable with in order to go along with everyone else.
Not all sexual and peer pressures are negative, but it is important to keep in touch with yourself and your needs, as well as keep communication lines open.
- PC Campus Safety & Security 559-791-2440
- PC Title IX Coordinator 559-791-2457
- PC Counseling 559-791-2329
- PC Wellness Center 559-791-2212
- Porterville Police Department 559-782-7400
- Porterville District Attorney 559-782-9600
- Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-273-7713
- Sierra View Hospital 559-784-1110
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