If you've been in a coma for the past few months (or live in an area without Internet, phone, newspapers, or carrier pigeons), then you may not have heard about the recent case against former Stanford athlete Brock Turner who was in the process of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on campus when he was stopped by two Graduate Students from Sweden. (If you want to read more about this case, I've included some links at the end of this blog post!)
Brock was convicted of three counts of felony sexual assault, but received only a six month sentence and just three years probation. Even after his conviction, Brock has still not accepted responsibility for his actions. He insists that he was not responsible because he was intoxicated.
There is no excuse for sexual assault.
In response to Brock's refusal to take responsibility for the assault, there have been many nation-wide campaigns to raise awareness. An earlier campaign worked to increase the severity of Brock's prison sentence, and currently there is a petition to remove the Judge who sentenced Brock from his position. But MY personal favorite comes from a company called Say It With A Condom!
To raise awareness about sexual assault, Say It With A Condom has started a campaign called "Consent Condoms"
They've designed a number of their own condoms, and have encouraged others to submit their own designs to be featured and sold on their website.
Many people have contributed to the campaign, including celebrities like Amber Rose:
This is my personal fav:
You can check out more designs on their website (link below) -- and even design your own! Let us know what you think in the comments section.
And hey, if you or a friend are still not sure about consent, you can just carry these with you as a friendly reminder than consent is NECESSARY for sex:
***Links to articles about the Court Case against Brock Turner