Where is your line?

Where do you draw the line?

 

That’s the question that draw-the-line.ca asks on its opening screen. The homepage displays a variety of all-too-common scenarios that any one of us could face:

 

Your sister tells you her husband made her have sex last night.

 

Your favourite singer assaulted his girlfriend.

 

By asking the tough questions – would you change the subject? Do you buy the new album? – this campaign pushes us  all to make sexual violence a thing of the past.  The focus on everyday situations at work, at school, at the football game, helps to illustrate the point that we all have to draw our lines in the sand. Frequently, and without hesitation, we have to step in when the line is crossed.

 

Draw-the-line.ca helps to educate and inspire. The campaign offers advice for why and how to react when you see or hear or suspect sexual violence.  There are resources, posters, and “questions of the day.” Maybe draw-the-line.ca can help us end sexual violence for good.

 

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