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STUDY GUIDE THE LINE: A Personal Exploration About Sexual Assault & Consent

TABLE  OF  CONTENTS   CREDITS

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NOTE TO EDUCATORS

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RESOURCES

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ABOUT THE STRUCTURE OF THE GUIDE

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FILM SYNOPSIS

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SECTION 1: WHERE AND WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT SEX? Discussion Questions Activity

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SECTION 2: FEMINISM, WOMENʼS RIGHTS & SEXUAL FREEDOM Discussion Questions Activity

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SECTION 3: GENDER ROLES, CULTURAL EXPECTATIONS & SEXUALITY Discussion Questions

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SECTION 4: IS CONSENT “COMPLICATED?” RAPE MYTHS & VICTIM BLAMING Discussion Questions

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SECTION 5: LEGAL ISSUES & OPTIONS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS Discussion Questions Additional Resources

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SECTION 6: ALCOHOL & SEX Discussion Questions Activity

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SECTION 7: RAPE CULTURE Discussion Questions Activity

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SECTION 8: RAPE AS A MENʼS ISSUE Discussion Questions Additional Resources

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SECTION 9: CONSENT & SEXUAL BOUNDARIES Discussion Questions Activity

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SECTION 10: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE LGBT/QUEER COMMUNITIES Statistics Discussion Questions

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WHAT CAN YOU DO ON YOUR CAMPUS & BEYOND

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STAY CONNECTED TO THE LINE CAMPAIGN

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FEMINISM SURVEY

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CREDITS   Authors: Nancy Schwartzman, Director/Producer of THE LINE Jill Lipski Cain, Violence Prevention Education Coordinator – The Aurora Center for Advocacy and Education at the University of Minnesota Kendra Hodgson, Media Education Foundation Editors: Sheila Aminmadani Kendra Hodgson, Media Education Foundation Interns: Carmen Rios Melanie Wallner Marilla Li Readers: Joseph Samalin, Joseph Vess, Men Can Stop Rape Funding for the creation of this study guide comes from The Fledgling Fund.

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NOTE  TO  EDUCATORS   THE LINE is a powerful documentary dealing with sensitive issues. For this reason, we recommend that you preview the film and supporting materials before using them in the classroom. Unfortunately, there is a high probability that some students in your group are survivors of an attempted or completed sexual assault. We encourage you to connect with your campus or community rape crisis center before you screen this video. If possible, have a trained rape crisis worker available at the video presentation. Collect, and make available to your class, information about sexual assault and the services available to survivors. In the course of watching this video, students might disclose their own personal experiences with sexual assault (either individually with you, as the facilitator, or within the group discussion). If this happens, listen. Talking can be an empowering, validating experience. It can also have a positive effect on a groupʼs learning experience, and students may find that putting a face to the ʻsexual assault victimʼ helps them better grasp and understand the issues. However, some disclosures may require further attention. To that end, we suggest that you connect with anti-sexual violence advocates and educators to discuss how you can best handle these disclosures and guide students toward confidential counseling services, or any other resources they may need. Before using these materials, consider the following questions: • • • • •

How similar/different are your students and their experiences from the filmmaker who made this video? Ho