When I signed up for Explore, a five-week, federally funded language immersion program, I expected a crash course in French. I was taken aback when I arrived at the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières (UQTR) and realized that I would also be immersed in rape culture.
This reality set in during one of the first assemblies for the Explore program at UQTR, when I watched program staff perform a comedic date rape drug skit.
It went like this: Some girls go to a bar, where they dance and drink. A stranger appears, carrying a piece of red paper with "GHB" written on it. He tries to slip the GHB into one of the girls' drinks. It takes him a few tries, but he succeeds.