‘Audrie & Daisy’ Last Year’s Documentary is Still Very Relevant One Year Later


Have you seen or heard about the riveting and gut-wrenching stories of Audrie Pott & Daisy Coleman? Last year a documentary on the girls assaults and the aftermath was distributed by Netflix.

Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look at the issues faced by America’s teenagers who are coming of age in the new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

The background of the Audrie Pott’s story as reported by the news –

If you haven’t seen it, please do. It goes beyond reporting on rape. It left me flabbergasted a few months ago after watching it. It isn’t about the crime itself in the case studies but instead shows us how sexism is endemic in society and how social media has been used to slut-shame and victim blame. Boys filmed their misdeeds and that should be enough to be their undoing but not so. It ends in the death of Audrie Pott of the girls by suicide, she couldn’t take the slut shaming and victim blaming and, the other girl amazingly is still standing even though not only was her reputation burnt to the ground, her house was too and the harassment continued. It’s harrowing. Today Daisy Coleman is working as a tattoo artist and started an org called SafeBAE.

High School Rape | Safebae

SafeBAE works to prevent & educate about sexual assault in middle & high school.


http://www.safebae.org

We’ve identified the problem, now what are we going to do about it? There are orgs that are interested in genuinely helping boys and girls do better. If you are a teacher or school administrator check out the following resources and help educate the young people in your community –

Coaching Boys Into Men – Respect. Integrity. Nonviolence.

Introduction Athletic coaches play an extremely influential and unique role in the lives of young men. Because of these relationships, coaches are poised to positively influence how young men think and behave, both on and off the field.

The producers have also provided tools to create more awareness with the hopes of educating whole communities. If you want to learn more check out the resources below:

Teach & Learn – Audrie & Daisy

We hope our Lesson Plans will bring Audrie & Daisy into your classrooms and encourage dialogue that will both educate and activate students to take a stand against sexual assault and cyberbullying.