GENESEO — College student brings message of awareness regarding sexual assault in new gallery display.
SUNY Geneseo is currently housing an exhibit titled “What Were You Wearing?” which features 22 stories of sexual assault and recreations of what the victim was wearing at the time of their assault.
“The main goal of ‘What Were You Wearing?’ is to promote awareness about sexual violence and to combat victim-blaming,” Carrie A. Johnson, PREVENT Coordinator at the college, stated. “Asking the question places blame on the survivor instead of where it should be; on the perpetrator. It implies that the survivor could have possibly prevented the assault if they had worn something less revealing or sexy.”
The exhibit will be in the College Union’s Kinetic Art Gallery until Sept. 28.