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Fundraising for Rape Crisis Centers

Welcome to my not-a-raffle to raise money for rape crisis centers.

April is sexual assault awareness month. I had planned to raffle off an autographed advance review copy of Red Hood’s Revenge [B&N | Mysterious Galaxy | Amazon] with the only requirement being a donation to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network. As it turns out, Michigan law may or may not make that illegal. (I’ve been told both, and the office stopped answering my e-mails.)

So I’m doing things a little differently. I am asking you to make a donation, either to RAINN or to your local rape crisis center. Many places will allow you to donate online. But donations are not required. (You hear that, Michigan Charitable Gaming Office?) Anyone can enter to win the book by e-mailing me at endrape@jimchines.com.

If you do make a donation, please mention that in the e-mail and let me know how much you gave. I don’t care if it’s $1 or $1000, and it makes no difference to the drawing, but I’d like to be able to post a running tally of how much money we’ve raised.

The winner will be drawn at random from all entries on April 16. One e-mail per person, please.

If you’d like to spread the word, you can copy and paste the following into your blog. Feel free to modify as needed.

If you prefer a smaller version of the graphic, replace 1-in-4.jpg with 1-in-4-Sm.jpg for a 175 x 243 copy.

A few statistics:

The Sexual Victimization of College Women, Page 10: “Over the course of a college career — which now lasts an average of 5 years — the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions might climb to between one-fifth and one-quarter.”

World Health Organization report on Violence Against Women: “In a random sample of 420 women in Toronto, Canada, 40% reported at least one episode of forced sexual intercourse since the age of 16.”

Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, page 3: “1 of 6 U.S. women … experienced an attempted or completed rape.” (14.8% reported completed, 2.8% reported attempted only.)

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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shadesong
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)
Posted! With the note that sponsoring me in the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's Walk for Change would totally count...
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you :-)
mtlawson
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks as always for doing this, Jim.

My brain must be working strange today, as I read "not-a-raffle" and thought "nuttafinger!" from A Christmas Story.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:48 pm (UTC)
For my next fundraiser, I'll be giving away a very special lamp I found...
(no subject) - mtlawson - Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - maryosmanski - Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jimhines - Apr. 2nd, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
silk_noir
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:55 pm (UTC)
Boosted.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 01:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
controuble
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)
Posted and emailed.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
E-mail just showed up. Thank you x 2!
ext_230017
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:26 pm (UTC)
Deftly seized while you were looking the other way. Cloned, returned, and now the original sits on my blog. And I'm not giving it back.

;)
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Also, "Starship Troopers on crack" is a very nice description for Old Man's War :-)
browngirl
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely excellent of you!
tsubaki_ny
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:28 pm (UTC)
Facebooked.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
stone_bitch
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
Also facebooked as well.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
avalonestel
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
You. Are. Awesome.

Re-posted on my own LJ, off to make a donation.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
finnyb
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:54 pm (UTC)
I, too, have posted about this on my LJ (and e-mailed). Raising awareness is good.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Very much appreciated, and your e-mail has been received (and answered).
(no subject) - finnyb - Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
realmjit
Apr. 2nd, 2010 04:56 pm (UTC)
I think the WHO stats are closer to reality than the others.
jimhines
Apr. 2nd, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC)
They're closer to my personal experience. But I wanted to stick to statistics where I could link to the actual research/reports. There are a lot of oft-quoted numbers out there; unfortunately, it's hard to track down the source for a lot of it.
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jimhines
Apr. 5th, 2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the signal boost.

I wish it wasn't needed...
anna_sinistra
Apr. 2nd, 2010 06:06 pm (UTC)
Donated and emailed.
dragovianknight
Apr. 2nd, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
Signal boosting, and will be making a donation tonight
glynisj
Apr. 2nd, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC)
Put in a post for your not-a-raffle on my blog. You can view it at http://impressions.blogetery.com/index.php/2010/04/02/sexual-assault-awareness-month/.
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