“Cut right to the core of the issue and put it into a language students could understand and relate to.”Erin Schaefer, Graduate Assistant, St. Cloud State University
why book the hook up?
Engage in facilitated discussion
The Hook Up begins with a conversation on how gender stereotypes contribute to rape culture and harm survivors. The program then unpacks the practice of hooking-up, and identifies the differences between healthy hook-ups, regretted hook-ups, and sexual assault.
Explores in-depth research
How are perpetrators’ modus operandi masked by the norms of contemporary hook-up culture? This discussion is critical because it provides the opportunity to break through the myth that rape is really just a regretted sexual experience. In openly discussing what healthy, consensual sex looks like in contrast to the methods perpetrators use, there is no confusion between healthy sex and rape.
Put what you've learned to the test
Finally, the program closes using the information learned about perpetrators’ motives and behaviors in order to devise successful bystander intervention strategies and decrease a community’s tolerance for sexual predation.