Help SWOP-Chicago make “PROPAGANDA” for our benefit!
We are creating a slideshow of “Myths” “Facts” and “Truths” to display at our 6th Annual Benefit: Unite Against Propaganda and WE WANT YOURS!
We want to highlight:
- injustices our community and other communities face
- myths about our communities and experiences
- facts and “personal truths.”
As thanks for contributing, we’ll give you a raffle ticket, (one per person) which you can use at our August 23 benefit for a chance to win one of 30+ prizes!
Share yours by Friday, 8/15 using the form below!
EXAMPLES – MYTHS & FACTS
MYTH: Most perpetrators of rape are strangers to the victim.
FACT: Most rapes are committed by someone that the victim knows: a neighbor, friend, acquaintance, co-worker, classmate, spouse, partner, or ex-partner
MYTH: Most youth enter the sex trade were kidnapped or coerced by a trafficker and forced into sexual slavery.
FACT: Most youth enter the sex trade because of a profound lack of youth services, and do so to meet basic needs, like housing, food, and clothing.
EXAMPLES – FACTS
Caucasians use drugs 5x more than African Americans. African Americans are sent to prison for drug offenses at 10x more than Caucasians.
80% of men arrested for solicitation are men of color.
EXAMPLES – PERSONAL TRUTHS
“I sell pot because I’ve applied for 50 jobs after getting released, and I haven’t gotten a single one.”
“I’m a sex worker. I’m more afraid of getting arrested than getting raped, robbed, or killed.”