Senior Fellow Alexandra Amanatidou was determined to educate and familiarize women in Greece on the unequal treatment of women: in the workplace, in schools and even on the streets.
Alexandra felt that there needs to be an end to women calling other women names, legitimizing the unjust and demeaning rape culture that is already ingrained in our society. Her Action Project is an approximately one minute video where a girl is being approached by a young man in the bathroom of a bar, he is trying to seduce her and her reaction is to hit him and leave. Then the slogan “No means no” appears.
The inspiration for her video, No means No, came from a true story which occurred in 2005 in Korinthos. A girl was beaten to death by a young male because he was trying to flirt with her in the bathroom of a cafe and she did not want to engage.
Alexandra was motivated to challenge the idea that many women believe they are not strong enough to protect themselves from male entitlement.
Alexandra was determined to educate and familiarize women in Greece of the unequal treatment of women in the workplace, in schools or even on the streets.
Alexandra was motivated to challenge the idea that many women believe they are not strong enough to protect themselves from male entitlement and in turn men mistake a woman saying no as an invitation to pursue them more aggresively. Therefore, the video is aimed at enlightening both men and women. For men, the objective was to realize that no means no, not that no means maybe. For women, the goal was to encourage them to be brave and utilize their voices in order to express their desires, as well as their objections.