Women's Staff Network

16 Days: Why Rape Myths Matter

9th Dec 2021 4pm - 5pm

Multiple locations Campus

In our series of events to mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, we plan to move forward from talking about Gender Based Violence to supporting practical steps which individuals and organisations can make to challenge and take action against it.

In this interactive workshop, Dr Rebecca Smith and Dr Alexandra Fanghanel will take a critical lens to explore rape myths and will encourage participants to do so too. This is a great opportunity to better understand what rape myths are, how they work, and what to do about rape myths and contemporary rape culture. We will be thinking about rape culture on campus, but also exploring ideas beyond the university setting, including the possibilities offered by, and challenges of, bystander interventions.

We are hosting this as a Hyflex session, with some spaces available on Greenwich campus and access for online participants.

About the Presenters

Alex is Associate Professor in Criminology and co-lead of the Gender Deviance and Society Research Group. Her book on rape culture, Disrupting Rape Culture Public Space, Sexuality and Revolt, was published in 2019 and is available from our libraries.

Becky is Associate Professor in social psychology and practice lead for mental health and the Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families within the Institute for Lifecourse Development.