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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
Kind of Adorable. 
1st-Sep-2010 11:22 am
This is the second time in a row I've gotten swag from a university for a survivor speaker gig. Last time it was glowstick whistles - and despite my issues with the concept of the rape whistle (puts responsibility on the survivor and not on the perpetrator; prevention should = teach people not to rape people), glowsticks really are always handy.

This time, from Thursday's speech? A very soft and cuddly hoodie from the university in question. The clinician who followed me in their two-day training brought it to me today. I find this endearing. Aw, guys, they want me to be warm!
1st-Sep-2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
I also dislike whistles because they strike me as oriented toward the idea that rape occurs outdoors and involves strangers. While that, of course, is not false--it is not, statistically, the heart of the problem. (Conversely, as a metaphor, I like how whistles can address the idea of silence, despite the impracticality. I just think that practicality is primary on this.) I'm in agreement on your point as well, of course.
1st-Sep-2010 03:55 pm (UTC)
Yes, that too!
1st-Sep-2010 04:05 pm (UTC)
Warmth = comfort (in some cases for some people).
1st-Sep-2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
Aww. It's like a fleece hug. That's awesome.
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