MVMENT is an outlet through which victims (of sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, abuse and more) and their allies can describe their first-hand experiences and an open forum for our community to discuss issues of gender and sexuality.
We live in a rape culture where there are many silent victims amongst us (according to RAINN, 1 in 6 women will be the victim of a completed or attempted rape during her lifetime). We live in a rape culture where those who are assaulted are frequently blamed for being victims and prohibited from speaking out. We live in a rape culture where catcalling on the street, unwanted advances and "innocent" groping is not only excused but has become an everyday part of our lives. We live in a rape culture, and many of us are ignorant to the inequities that our society has normalized.
Here at MVMENT, we believe that by engaging with these issues—reading survivors’ stories and opinion pieces from allies, learning more about proper conduct and what constitutes consent, understanding the laws and rules institutions are required to uphold, and seeing powerful artwork, pictures and visual media—we can begin to understand our current reality, and only then can we start the process of change. To learn more about why we started, read our Letter From the Editors.
We hope to publish a magazine-esque product monthly and update our website weekly with new content. We are, however, still in the planning stages and working diligently to iron out the details of our operation. If you have any ideas, comments or suggestions, please get in touch with us (see our Contact Us page). If you wish to play a role or get more involved with the publication, visit our Getting Involved page. To read past articles and see previous submissions, refer to our Past Works page.
As of now, we are not affiliated with any institution, but we hold ourselves to the highest journalistic standards.