Faultless is an anti-rape culture thesis that aims to provide awareness and education on the topic as well as an outlet for the
stories of women who have experienced sexual abuse, sexual assault, or any form of rape culture.
The project is composed of two parts: an exhibit and a website. The exhibit is currently ongoing. It features facts, samples, and manifestations of rape culture in the Philippines as well as ways to avoid rape culture. At the same time, a certain section of the exhibit is dedicated to sharing self-portraits and stories of clients -- past and present -- of the Women's Crisis Center. The women share their experiences of rape or assault and their feelings towards victim-blaming and the stigma it creates.
Want to bring Faultless to your community?
Currently, the project is focused on the Ateneo de Manila University's Loyola Schools community in order to limit the scope as a thesis. However, below is a downloadable kit you can use and personalize to bring the project to your own community. It has instructions how to do your interviews and how to set up the exhibit as well!
Through its design and aesthetics, Faultless wishes to portray a handmade, organic, and very personal aura. It will use design methods and colors – purple, white, black, and gold – that express its link to feminist studies. The project aims to stay far away from visual elements that scream intimidation or imposition. Faultless would, however, like to associate its brand with terms like loyalty, support, freedom, and empowerment. The imagery of the daisy in the logo and the butterflies throughout the exhibit and website are also important to note -- the former is a symbol for innocence, the latter for freedom.
This project is the senior thesis of Mags Ocampo from the Ateneo De Manila University. Seeing as it is an undergraduate thesis, it was quite necessary to limit the scope. Thus, while male rape and abuse is grave matter as well, the project is limited to female rape and abuse.
For any inqueries, feel free to send an e-mail to