Modest Proposals: Would You RSVP?

There’s a lecture and book signing on November 13 in Washington, D.C., featuring a few noted authors and journalists discussing how “hook-up” culture on campus has led to rising numbers of sexual assaults, date rapes, and sexually transmitted infections. Included on the panel is Washington Post scribe Laura Sessions Stapp who coined the term “gray rape” to describe sexual encounters that are not quite consensual but not totally denied either. Her theory was discussed in further detail in an article in September’s Cosmopolitan, which garnered loads of debate on sites like Jezebel and Feministing. Suffice it to say, we’re not sure we’d take the thoughts of someone who thinks having sex with someone while they’re passed out drunk is “gray” rape all that seriously. With that said, you could use Sessions Stapp’s time at the podium to go for a much needed bathroom break, should you decide to attend this event to hear from other speakers like UCLA campus psychologist Dr. Miriam Grossman and former New York Post writer and re-viginization proponent Dawn Eden. All of the speakers believe that “no strings attached” sex is harmful to a person’s mental health. Do you agree? Can sex without love or commitment make you crazy? [EVENT: Modest Proposals]