RAINN Fires Back at Controversial Kickstarter Seduction Guide

RAINN Fires Back at Controversial Kickstarter Seduction Guide

The organization launches an Indiegogo campaign in response

RAINN (The Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network) answered a controversial Kickstarter campaign that appeared to promote sexual assault with a crowdfunding effort of its own — on competitor site Indiegogo.

Ken Hoinsky launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the publication of his seduction guide, "Above the Game." He successfully raised $16,000, but stirred backlash online when passages appeared on Reddit that offered "advice" such as: "Don't ask for permission. Be dominant. Force her to rebuff your advances." Kickstarter apologized for hosting the campaign and donated $25,000 to RAINN.

Also read: Kickstarter Apologizes for Controversial Seduction Guide

Indiegogo then approached RAINN about launching a campaign in response to the "seduction guide." The nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization hopes to raise $15,000 in 30 days. The "rewards" for donation amounts range from $30, which will fund safety tips to 1,000 college students, to $1,000, which goes to RAINN's campaign to get more rape evidence kits tested for DNA.

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