Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and BCIT Radio Arts and Entertainment Students have collaborated to deliver The “Bro-Code” Radio Project for Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2014. The “Bro-Code” is a seven episode radio drama that discusses sexual violence against women. The radio project was inspired by “Don’t Be That Guy” campaign which originated with Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton (SAVE) and explores men’s role in ending sexual violence.
The seven episodes feature the talent of three student writers and twelve student voice actors who dramatize complexities and dynamics in effect within youth culture around sexual violence. By speaking to youth the radio drama is well placed as girls and young women between the ages of 15-24 are the most likely victims of sexual assault.
“As someone who has experienced sexual violence first hand, I felt this was a great and creative way to help the issue. The series is entertaining, relatable, and educational hopefully it will help change the misogynistic attitudes of young men.” said Jenny Cooney, Producer.
We expect this project will help illuminate real choices for individuals about preventing sexual violence and the community the courage needed to get a handle on and reduce the incidence of profound rape culture.
Listen the second episode of The Bro Code below.
Let’s foster and ethos in Canadian society that urges men to support their female equals.
Episode Description: Zoe shares a current event in class about the UBC sexual assaults, but Ben and Josh don’t believe the incidents are true and blame the victims. Word gets out about the party at Ben’s house. Zack tells Ben about his plan of getting Carol drunk and making his move.
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Episode 2 Cast:
Ms.McLintock- Gillian Chandler
Josh- Brendan Williams
Listen the first episode of The Bro Code here.
Thank you for BCIT students for creating The Bro Codes radio spots to support youth cultural shifts, safer spaces and social change.
Creating Transformation, Prevention of Violence Against Women Week events here.
If you could do something to end violence against girls and women, wouldn’t you?