Posts tagged "consent"

“Uptight Millennial” Feminists Aren’t Killing Sex, They’re Trying To Survive

Affirmative consent does not hinder a woman’s control during sex; it protects her from when it goes from being something safe and pleasurable, to crossing a scary, non-consensual boundary.

Claire Lobenfeld | November 24, 2015 - 1:40 pm

On Bad Sex, Female Satisfaction & Male Self-Control

New York writer Rebecca Traister made a really good point in her recent feature for the magazine’s Sex On Campus issue: Consensual sex can be bad too, but feminism often fails…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 26, 2015 - 9:45 am

Just Look At This Asshole: College Student Very “Hurt” By Invitation To Consent Workshop

When George Lawson, 19, received an Facebook invite for an I Heart Consent workshop through Warwick University, he was not amused by the event name. He was actually outraged by the implication…

Lauren Vinopal | October 16, 2015 - 10:00 am

Why Would Anyone Go To “Extreme” Haunted Houses?

I am not averse to horror, but riddle me this: Why is our culture all right with “extreme” haunted houses like McKamey Manor and Blackout, where

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 16, 2015 - 9:00 am

Bill Cosby’s Deposition Transcript Reveals Cavalier Attitude About Rampant “Womanizing”

The New York Times has obtained the full, four-day, 1000-page transcript of Bill Cosby’s deposition in that 2005 sexual assault lawsuit, and WELP, it’s as damning as you might imagine. Cosby…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 20, 2015 - 11:00 am

We-Consent, The App Which Records “Proof” Of Mutual Consent, Misses The Point

I’m a big believer in enthusiastic consent. I’m only down to fuck people who are clearly down to fuck me, either because they have communicated that verbally or with indisputable consenting…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 15, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Dr. Ruth Says Women Can’t Refuse Sex If The Man Has A “Very Aroused, Strong Erection”

Ohhhhh, Dr. Ruth. I know Dr. Ruth Westheimer, at nearly 87, is what we can safely consider a senior citizen and should thus, maybe, be given a pass for having antiquated opinions…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters

How we talk about consent absolutely matters. How we talk about it in private conversations, in academia, in public discourse — all matters.
So for ELLE to publish an essay attacking…

Katie Klabusich | April 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Operator Of Revenge Porn Site Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison

Notorious San Diego creep Kevin Bollaert was just sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted back in February of 21 accounts of identity theft and six accounts of…

Katrin Higher | April 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Amnesty International: Iranian Women Are Being Made Into “Baby-Making Machines”

An Iranian bill restricting the availability of contraception and abortions in order to boost the country’s population is effectively going to turn Iranian women into “baby-making machines.”…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Four in 10 Teenage Girls Report Being Coerced Into Sex

More than 40 percent of high school-aged girls in England report being coerced into sex. [The Guardian]
A memo to Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions: Judges who disagree with you…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 11, 2015 - 6:30 pm

The NFL’s Anti-Domestic Violence Partner Is A Sham Organization

The NFL’s anti-domestic violence campaign partner, No More, is a sham — surprise, surprise. [Deadspin]
Black girls are six times as likely to be suspended as White girls…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

“Is Sex With An Unconscious Person Always Rape?” Utah Lawmakers Wonder

At the center of any discussion about rape is the issue of consent. Did both (or more) parties involved consent to having sex? Was consent given under…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 4, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Marissa Alexander Has Been Released From Prison

Florida Stand Your Ground defendant Marissa Alexander has been released from prison. [NBC]
Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is being grilled over her stance that waterboarding is torture.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 28, 2015 - 5:25 pm

How A Danish Activist Reclaimed Her Body After Her Ex Posted Revenge Porn

HECK YEAH to this: Danish activist Emma Holten’s ex-boyfriend released “intimate photographs” to a creepshots web site three years ago, and she’s reclaiming her agency over her body by publishing…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 9, 2015 - 4:30 pm

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 2:10 pm

The Soapbox: Let’s Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the media about sexual violence. Late last month, former CBC Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault. A few…

Melissa Petro | December 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn’t about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky’s own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 4, 2014 - 11:09 am

New Pew Study Shows That Women Are More Likely To Be Sexually Harassed Online

A Pew study looks at the differences in online harassment for men and women, and what do ya know, women are more often the target. [Slate]
Feminist blogger…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 22, 2014 - 5:30 pm
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