This Campaign Wants To Change The Way You Look At Your Body
The #MyBodyMyTerms campaign hopes to encourage people to think about their perspectives on revenge porn, sexual violence, victim-blaming, and consent.
#MyBodyMyTerms is a campaign trying to spark a conversation around ownership of our own bodies.
Launched only a few days ago, the campaign has quickly taken off. A video which shows people discussing what the #MyBodyMyTerms movement means has already reached over 60,000 views.
A brief bio on the Facebook page mentions the venomous cultural happenings that have led to the need for a campaign like this:
"In a culture where rape survivors blame themselves for the criminal actions of their rapists where young people aren’t sure what constitutes consent, where intimate photographs are shared online, and where a group of young men can form a club called the ‘Roastbusters’ and get away with it, we need to have some open and honest conversations."
"It was created because it is needed," Lizzie told BuzzFeed News.
The reception to the campaign has been almost entirely positive, says Lizzie, and everyone has helped to spark the conversation.
"We're all feeling quite stunned, frankly."
"While 99% of the comments have been positive, even that 1% who have raised objections are at least talking about it, which was our goal."