Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence is a kind of violence committed by an intimate partner (boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, etc) that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm… sometimes it causes all of these things. The word violence in intimate partner violence isn’t… Read more >

Sex without consent is rape!

Without consent, any kind of sexual activity is illegal and is classed as sexual assault or rape. If you don’t have consent, for any sexual activity, you are committing a crime and breaching human rights. Some key things to note about… Read more >

Victim Blaming

WHAT IS IT? What this one means seems pretty straight forward, pretty obvious and pretty damn horrible.  ‘I’d never blame a victim’, ‘I’d never support that,’ ‘No one that I am friends with would do that.’ … and yet it seems… Read more >

Abusive Relationship Safety Plan

WHY DO I NEED A SAFETY PLAN? Everyone deserves a relationship that is healthy, safe and supportive. If you are in a relationship that is hurting you, it is important for you to know that the abuse is not your… Read more >

Consent is sexy!

Sex (or any sexual activity) is always sexiest when everyone involved wants it – without feeling pressured, forced, scared or intimidated. The ethics (being a good and decent human being) of consent differ a little bit to the laws of… Read more >

Who would you talk to about sexual assault?

People who have been or are being sexually assaulted can find it difficult to tell anyone about what has happened (or is still happening) to them. They might feel guilty or confused about the abuse, they might feel embarrassed or… Read more >

Wassup with WAP

If you have been on the socials, listening to music and chatting to your mates over the past couple of months, you have probably seen and/or heard of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s song WAP (Wet Ass P***sy). For… Read more >

Are you the next Youth Leader?

Do you believe in respect in relationships?  Do you want to positively shape the future for young people in Cairns? Do you want to be part of a movement and have your voice heard? If this sounds like you, become… Read more >

Click and Think!

Here at RespectMe, we are all about critical thinking! Why? And what is critical thinking? Weeelll, since you asked 😊 …. Critical thinking means actively and skillfully evaluating information to form a belief or make a conclusion. Notice the words… Read more >

Our Words Matter!

Just like the constant repeating of a brand or a jingle influences us to feel like certain brands are cool, or that we really, really need to buy that new iphone, the words we choose crystallize our perceptions, shape our… Read more >

Relationship Rights & Responsibilities

I have the right… I have the responsibility… To be treated with respect — always To be in a healthy relationship To not be abused — physically, sexually or emotionally To enjoy friends and activities apart from my romantic partner… Read more >

Relationship Warning Signs

Respectful relationships involve an equal balance of power and control between partners. When one partner has more control and/or power over the other, there is the chance for violence and abuse, particularly intimate partner violence. Having a respectful relationship doesn’t… Read more >