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Wednesday night (Oct. 27), there will be a movie and discussion about sexual abuse and rape. The University of Mary Washington’s Student Anti-Violence Educators and The Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault will present The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. The film will be shown in the George Washington Hall of Dodd Auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
After the movie, a discussion will focus on:
- Generational sexual abuse in families
- How the global community can reduce rapes and sexual assaults
- The abuse of people dependent on the system
- How to help victims experiencing mental health problems after an assault
Some details about the movie:
Based on the first of a trilogy by Swedish author Stieg Larsson about a journalist and a young female hacker. The native title (Män som hatar kvinnor) is Swedish for ‘men who hate women’. Before he turned to fiction, the author was a crusading journalist, and the novel incorporates two themes important to Larsson: Nazism and violence against women.
The event fliers post this warning: This film includes scenes with graphic violence, which have the potential to trigger difficult memories for some viewers. Crisis responders and advocates from The Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault will be available to provide recovery resources.
For details about the event, email the Graduate Assistant for Wellness, email@example.com.
If you have survived a rape or sexual assault and need help, call RCASA’s 24-hour helpline: 540/371-1666. For details on the agency, visit their website