Big movements start with individuals. When many people make small changes in their personal lives, we create a place that’s safer and better for everyone. The Safer Community Pledge is a simple step people can take to stand up against sexual violence and harassment. We hope that this pledge encourages us to make small changes in our personal lives, and that it encourages us to continue discussing this critical issue.
You can take the pledge by sharing this post on your favorite social media site. By sharing, you’re committing to the following:
I pledge that I will always prioritize consent. I understand that consent is the presence of an enthusiastic yes rather than the absence of a no; and that consent cannot be given when someone is asleep or physically or mentally incapacitated.
I pledge that I will respect my partner’s wishes, and that I will not pressure or coerce them into doing anything that makes them uncomfortable.
I pledge to stand with survivors of sexual abuse or harassment by showing them compassion and respect.
I pledge to never blame the victim for any abuse they’ve experienced. Sexual violence is never the victim’s fault.
I pledge to admit when I make mistakes, and to apologize for my actions. When someone tells me that I’ve said something sexist, victim-blaming, or otherwise offensive, I pledge to be open to their words.
I pledge to support conversations surrounding sexual abuse and harassment in a way that is respectful of my needs and the needs of those I am speaking with.
I pledge to create safer communities, both online and off.
After taking the pledge, we encourage all of you to let us know why you did so! We’ll be sharing responses publicly throughout the campaign. We hope this sparks discussion and shows how much support there is for positive change.
Join the discussion and join the movement! Pledge to make a safer community. #SaferCommunityPledge for a #HealthyYoutube
Got to hang out with some YouTube favourites today at Buffer Festival!
I’ve had an unusual mix of media consumption as of late. I’ve been watching a lot of tv shows I had lukewarm feelings towards on Netflix while doing schoolwork. However, I liked some much more than others. In addition I have been doing quite a bit of reading over the holidays. So I’ve decided to write up some feelings on a bunch of these and queue them up. I’ll be tagging them with ‘Media Consumption Musings’ if you’d like to follow along.
Not cool, Google.
Oh god this is perfect
I’m a bit behind on posting buffer festival stuff due to it being almost the end of term and an abundance of assignments but I thought I’d find time to post another set of pictures tonight.
Amanda and I had a lovely time meeting Karen Kavett last weekend! She was actually the first YouTuber we ran into on the street, which was a bit surreal, and we also went to her meetup. I had a really nice time chatting to her (and some of the other people who came to her meetup + volunteers) throughout her meetup. Plus it was fun to be in her video (which you can watch here). She was one of the people I was most looking forward to meeting because I really enjoy her design/crafty videos and she just seems like such a genuinely nice person.
Basically Buffer was awesome and I hope it happens again next year.
I just got back from Buffer Festival and put all the footage I took into a new second channel video before I forgot about it. Thanks so much to everyone who came to my meetup!
I’m totally in this! I’m glad you decided to go get timbits! Once again, it was awesome meeting you!