Sexuality Health Education to End Rape (SHEER) is a survivor-centered, sex-positive, pro-consent collective formed to prevent sexual assault, abuse, harassment and victim blaming and to address myths about rape by promoting an affirmative consent standard as the cornerstone of healthy sexual interactions. An affirmative consent standard calls for enthusiastic consent that is active, mutual, and ongoing throughout a sexual encounter. SHEER strives to be an anti-oppressive coalition that values open and ongoing dialog about the ways in which physical and mental ability, race, class, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity, among other factors, shape and inform our relationships with rape culture and with healthy sexuality.
SHEER is a descendant of the 1970’s feminist, anti-rape movement. SHEER values the past and future of feminists movements and encourages future generations of activists to change, adapt and grow in the movement in thoughtful, intentional and responsible ways.