Eugene Men's Roller Derby takes Stand against Sexual Assault and Rape Culture

Oct 20, 2016

After coverage of Donald Trump’s “locker room talk”, members of Eugene’s men’s roller derby team, Lane County Concussion, have taken a stance against sexual assault and rape culture.

Brains and Wright created a new graphic based on their team's logo as a sign of solidarity against sexual assault and rape culture.

Concussion team member James Brains believes it goes against their strict code of conduct.

“We make a point of being inclusive of people of all walks of life.” Says Brains “We’ve had transgender players and we’ve welcomed them with open arms. We have a pastor on our team as well and he gets along great. We’re a pretty accepting crew and that’s pretty much the case for the entire roller derby community.”

Brains and teammate Christopher Wright created a variation on the team’s logo as a sign of solidarity against sexual assault and rape culture. The new image features a skull with a purple heart and an equal sign and has gone viral within the  the roller derby community, inspiring teams around the world to take similar stances.

T-shirts featuring the new graphic will be sold at Concussion’s upcoming tournament, “Battle of the Beards,” with proceeds going to Sexual Assault Support Services.