WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1. SIGN THE LETTER
A letter has been written by members of the current and previous Latymer student body. We stand behind this letter and encourage all those who want to see change to sign on to the letter.
To do this, add your name to the bottom of the list of students.
2. RAISE THE ALARM
At every opportunity, talk about the harm that has been caused by Latymer's rape culture and what the school needs to do to fix this problem.
The more people there are talking about this, the more likely we are to see the changes we so desperately want to see. We have some demands, which you can use when talking on this subject.
3. SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE
If you are comfortable doing so, please do submit (anonymously) your experience and how it made you feel. You can do this through the Everyone's Included website. We don't want to force people to have to recall what happened to them, as we recognise that this can cause traumatic flashbacks. But, if you do want to share, then please do.
This is an important way we can build pressure on the school and by sharing your experience, it can help others feel more comfortable talking about their own experience.
4. STAND UP FOR OTHERS
Where you are able to, stand up for others who are being subjected to the effects of this rape culture. If you see someone being harmed, speak out! The perpetrator is more likely to stop if they are told by others the way they are acting is wrong.
This is a powerful way that you can help others in what can be really traumatic experiences.
5. TALK ABOUT IT
When speaking to friends, discussing the topic of rape culture can be really valuable. These can be difficult conversations and may seem unnatural, but they are incredibly important.
It is often through talking about these difficult matters that people actually learn and grow. This can be helpful in the prevention of sexual assault - people are less likely to engage in these harmful behaviours if they know their friends stand against it.