Fundraising for Rape Crisis Centers
Welcome to my not-a-raffle to raise money for rape crisis centers.
April is sexual assault awareness month. I had planned to raffle off an autographed advance review copy of Red Hood’s Revenge [B&N | Mysterious Galaxy | Amazon] with the only requirement being a donation to the Rape Abuse Incest National Network. As it turns out, Michigan law may or may not make that illegal. (I’ve been told both, and the office stopped answering my e-mails.)
So I’m doing things a little differently. I am asking you to make a donation, either to RAINN or to your local rape crisis center. Many places will allow you to donate online. But donations are not required. (You hear that, Michigan Charitable Gaming Office?) Anyone can enter to win the book by e-mailing me at email@example.com.
If you do make a donation, please mention that in the e-mail and let me know how much you gave. I don’t care if it’s $1 or $1000, and it makes no difference to the drawing, but I’d like to be able to post a running tally of how much money we’ve raised.
The winner will be drawn at random from all entries on April 16. One e-mail per person, please.
If you’d like to spread the word, you can copy and paste the following into your blog. Feel free to modify as needed.
If you prefer a smaller version of the graphic, replace 1-in-4.jpg with 1-in-4-Sm.jpg for a 175 x 243 copy.
A few statistics:
The Sexual Victimization of College Women, Page 10: “Over the course of a college career — which now lasts an average of 5 years — the percentage of completed or attempted rape victimization among women in higher educational institutions might climb to between one-fifth and one-quarter.”
World Health Organization report on Violence Against Women: “In a random sample of 420 women in Toronto, Canada, 40% reported at least one episode of forced sexual intercourse since the age of 16.”
Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women Survey, page 3: “1 of 6 U.S. women … experienced an attempted or completed rape.” (14.8% reported completed, 2.8% reported attempted only.)
April 2, 2010 @ 11:47 am
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April 5, 2010 @ 3:23 am
May I ask a kind of weird unrelated question?
(Yes – but only one and I’ve just answered it)
What is the font/typeface you used to create the text in the illustration (One in four is one too many)? I’ve seen it used in a couple of places recently and I really like it but my google-fu is failing me when I go looking for it
Jim C. Hines
April 5, 2010 @ 7:42 am
Sure. It’s called Mason. It’s the same font DAW used for the title text on my books, and I was trying to stay consistent.
I don’t believe it comes as a default font with most software, though.
April 5, 2010 @ 8:54 am
Aha. That explains it – DAW are using it on Elizabeth Moon’s books and a couple of others I think too.
It certainly isn’t a standard font – as far as I can tell the font makers want to charge quite a lot for it – but I think it works very well with fantasy books.
And now that I know the name of the font I’ve found what looks like a knock off – Dark 11 – that seems to be legally available for free. The A is definitely wrong but many of the other glyphs seem very much the same.
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