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SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN AGAINST RAPE

San Francisco's 7th Annual Walk Against Rape San Francisco, California

Donations as of November 29, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$340.00 Raised Online
$340.00 Total Raised

Asher Bauer's Walk Against Rape page

Statistics show that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 11 men will be raped in their lifetimes, and it is estimated that less than 20% or rapes are reported to the police.

-From SFWAR.org

There are very few statistics available for the rate of rape among transgender individuals. One small study showed that 13.7% of transgender respondents had experienced rape or attempted rape. Another study shows that 50% of transgender respondents had been raped or assaulted by a romantic partner — and among all groups of people sexual violence is a common form of intimate partner violence.

-TheCurvature.com

 

Statistics for rates of sexual violence among cisgendered people are easy to find, even though they are rarely taken seriously. Sexism, victim-blaming, disbelief, shaming, and various other negative stigmas hurt all victims of rape. When you add transphobia to the mix, it only gets uglier.

Trans people are even less likely to trust the police enough to make a report, and have even more reason for that distrust.

Trans women are often barred from rape crises centers and domestic violence shelters that serve all other women, shunned and denied help by the very people who are supposedly so dedicated to helping survivors.

Trans people who are open about being survivors of sexual violence are often told that being raped and/or abused "made us trans."

We are often erased from discourse about sexual violence. We are made a low priority or ignored.

SFWAR is a fantastic organization that helped me immensely in my own healing process. For the most part they are a trans aware organization, but I would love to see a much stronger trans presence at the Walk Against Rape and I'm sure SFWAR would too.

Please help me raise funds for SFWAR while increasing the representation and visibility of trans surviviors. If you can't donate, please consider walking with me anyway.

See you on the street!

Supporters

Comment Donation
Amy Marsh You're amazing! Thanks for all you do! Aiya!
$40.00
Char C Love you so very much.
$40.00
Phil & Francesca Crawford we got your back
$20.00
Raina & Paul Thanks for doing this Asher.
$50.00
Zabet Walking with you in spirit!
$40.00
Stan Koehler-Peace on the Street - Spanish Harlem
$50.00
Robin Crawford
$50.00
Chloe MIlne I wish I could walk WITH you.
$50.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$340
Total Raised
$340