blogging for RAINN

April 1, 2008  |  miscellany

Donate to RAINN & let ‘em know I sent you – add  “GBBMC2008″ and “Mr. Sinclair Sexsmith” in the information box.

In April, I’m taking part in the RAINN fundraiser and book marketing campaign for Carly Milne’s recently published Sexography (great cover, right?). I’ll be writing about sex (a stretch, I know) and encouraging all you readers to donate to RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network – but here’s the catch, you gotta tell ‘em I sent you! put “GBBMC2008″ and “Mr. Sinclair Sexsmith” in the information box when you donate, and they’ll track which bloggers get the most donations, and there are some fabulous prizes – grand prize is over three thousand dollars worth of goodies.

And considering most of it looks to be femme-type gifts (hand cream, necklace bracelet & earrings, lingerie, lipstick), I will definitely be re-gifting them to all you readers, if in fact I win. Perhaps that’ll entice you?

About RAINN:
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline with a nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines, providing victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock. The hotline helped 137,039 sexual assault victims in 2005 and has helped more than one million since it began in 1994. RAINN’s goal is to expand its hotline services with the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, which will be the nation’s first secure web-based hotline that provides live, secure and completely confidential help to victims 24/7 through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging. RAINN educates more than 120 million Americans each year about sexual assault. RAINN also publicizes the hotline’s free, confidential services; educates the public about sexual assault; and leads national efforts to improve services to victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization and has been ranked as one of America’s 100 Best Charities by Worth Magazine.

About Sexography:
By turns serious and playful, Sexography maps the coming of age, tragedy and rebirth of one woman’s sexual self. From “making out” with imaginary Hollywood stars in her closet (and getting busted) to coming to terms with abuse, assault and rape, from embracing her curiosity enough to become a sex toy tester to accepting and dealing with her tumultuous past, Carly Milne paints a brutally honest – and, at times, amusing – picture of what it’s like to learn about and experience sex in every sense of the word. From the earliest experiences in her childhood homes in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta to present day Los Angeles, Milne guides readers through the sometimes troubled waters of female sexuality with a mixture of candidness and humor. Whether you’ve been through similar experiences or just know someone who has, Sexography will change your mind about why and how survivors survive.

Pretty damn smart advertising, & way to get the word out, I gotta say. I haven’t decided exactly how I’m going to approach this yet, but I’ll be doing something somewhat special. Got any suggestions?

Here it is again – you’re gonna be sick of this tag by the end of April: Donate to RAINN & let ‘em know I sent you – add  “GBBMC2008″ and “Mr. Sinclair Sexsmith” in the information box.

 

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4 Comments


  1. Glad to have you on board, and sorry all the gifts are femmy… but maybe some of the gift certificates will net you something more fun? ;)

    Either way, it's awesome to have you on board. Thanks for helping out!

    [Oh but of course I'm not doing it for the prizes, I'm doing it for RAINN! And oh my gosh yes, the gift certificates would be fantastic - there are many many of the prizes I'm sure I would enjoy. Mostly I'm just hoping for a copy of Sexology! - ss]

  2. I donated this morning and I put your info in the notes box which I hope was right.

    What a great organization.

    [Wow, thank you!! I'm off to a killer start. - ss]

  3. I'm taking part in the RAINN fundraiser, too. Just thought I'd pop in and say hi. So, um, hi.

  4. I am not American, but I have many friends who are and who have been helped, some I would say have even been "saved" by the good people at RAINN. Please, please, please support RAINN because in doing so make no mistake you save lives and alleviate suffering. Kind Regards, Judith.

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