Monthly Archives: April 2010

Advertising Image of Women

Advertising’s Image of Women.

In this new update of her series, Jean Kilbourne takes a fresh look at how advertising traffics in distorted and destructive ideals of femininity.

The film uses new print and television advertisements to show a pattern of damaging gender stereotypes — images and messages that too often reinforce unrealistic, and unhealthy, perceptions of beauty, perfection, and sexuality.

By bringing Kilbourne’s groundbreaking analysis up to date, this series stands to challenge a new generation of students to take advertising seriously, and to think critically about popular culture and its relationship to sexism, eating disorders, and gender violence.

More information & to purchase the film

Jean Kilbourne website

Advocating at the District Attorney’s Office

Women’s Justice Center/ Centro de Justicia Para Mujeres has a new article online in English and Spanish called Advocating for Victims of Violence Against Women at the District Attorney’s Office.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

About Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The month of April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence (focusing on sexual assault and rape) and to educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

Abril se ha designado como el Mes de la Conciencia sobre el Asalto Sexual (SAAM, por sus siglas en inglés). El objetivo de este evento es crear conciencia sobre la violencia sexual (con el enfoque sobre el asalto sexual y la violación) y educar a las comunidades y a las personas sobre cómo prevenir este tipo de violencia.

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

President’s Proclamation on National Sexual Violence Awareness Month

Sexual Violence Prevention – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network)

Colorado Passes Bill to Protect Animals in DV Cases

On Monday, April 12, Governor Bill Ritter signed Senate Bill 80 which allows victims of domestic violence to include protection of domestic pets and livestock in restraining orders.  One figure estimates that in 55 percent of homes where there is domestic violence and there are animals, the abuser also threatens or harms the animals.

Colorado Income Tax Check-off Program Continued Through 2020

Senate Bill 172 extended the Colorado Domestic Abuse Fund as a voluntary contribution designation line on State individual income tax returns.

Colorado citizens can contribute to the Domestic Abuse Fund by using the check-off program when they file their taxes. Contributions to the fund are administered by the State Domestic Violence Program and support domestic violence programs around the state. The extension runs through January 2020.