Posts tagged "consent"

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 aren’t “activist” judges. [Vox] A new study shows that there are long-term health benefits for LGBT youth who come out during high school. […
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 11, 2015

When “I Don’t Like This” Doesn’t Equal “I Was Violated”: The Strange Case Of Steve Lepore, Toni McIntyre & Hockey Twitter

Late last week, hockey blogger Toni McIntyre wrote a column on Medium about the sexual harassment she felt she had faced at the hands of a male hockey reporter named Steve Lepore. The McIntyre/Lepore story briefly captivated sportswriters last December when it first broke: a male sports reporter asked a female sports blogger if…
By: Beejoli Shah / February 9, 2015

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 in New York schools. [The Daily Beast] Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speaking at Georgetown University, said that if she could undo one Supreme Court decision it…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 5, 2015

“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 the influence of drugs or alcohol? Could both people actually give consent or was their ability impaired because of drugs, or alcohol, or, you know, lack of consciousness?
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 4, 2015

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. [The Guardian] If policing strategies that position officers as members of the community rather than being removed from or above the community have been prove…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 28, 2015

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 topless photos for which she has given her consent. The photos depict her in the process of doing everyday tasks like reading or brushing her…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 9, 2015

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. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

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 weeks ago, Shia LaBeouf came forward with claims that he was raped during an art exhibition. And by now everyone’s heard of the…
By: Melissa Petro / December 16, 2014

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 to claims of molestation. But, I'm writing this because of the conversation that's currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can't not talk…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014

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 Lindy West imagines a social network that is specifically feminist and anti-racist. [Daily Dot] Read about racism in the newsroom. [New Republic] A Joa…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 22, 2014

Mindy Kaling Defends Buttsex Episode Of “Mindy Project”: “There Was No Sexual Peril”

In case you missed it, last week's episode of "The Mindy Project" was all about butt sex. Mindy's onscreen boyfriend Danny (Chris Messina) wanted to try anal for the first time, attempting the act and claiming "I slipped." The rest of the episode was dedicated to Mindy trying to determine if his "slip" was intentional,…
By: Katie Oldenburg / October 13, 2014

Why California’s Active Consent Law Is Not An Outrage

California Governor Jerry Brown signed the state’s Active Consent bill yesterday, making it law in California that in order to receive state funding, universities must have policies stating that students must obtain verbal or nonverbal consent before having sex (a lack of objection or resistance does not constitute consent), provide victims' advocates, teach incoming…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 29, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Your Kids Need To Know About Consent Long Before They Head To College

Talking about sexual assault is never an easy thing. But as a parent, it's crucial to find ways to talk to your children about it. Lately, there's been a lot of attention focused on campus rape and sexual assault, and with good reason. Many colleges have been called out (and even sued) for…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / September 24, 2014

Cee Lo Green Dropped From Music Festivals After Rape Tweets

Music festivals in Louisiana and Washington, D.C. have dropped Cee Lo Green following his gross tweets that "people who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" Green pleaded no contest to charges that he had slipped Ecstasy into a woman's drink and allegedly raped her; he maintains it was consensual sex. He also deleted the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2014

California State Legislature Advances “Yes Means Yes” Hookup Bill

California's state senate advanced a bill to require universities that take financial aid from the state to adopt a policy that students must give "affirmative consent" before engaging in sex. The law would state that both parties need to engage in "affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement" before hooking up — in other words, people can't…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2014

Girl Talk: On Consent & Why It’s Worth It To Keep Saying “No”

When I noticed photographs in Damon’s apartment with a woman’s head cut out of them and an X drawn atop her body, I regretted not saying “no” earlier that night. I wanted him to like me and didn’t want to seem prudish and uncool. I didn’t want to limit my romantic options or life experiences.
By: Marilyn Friedman / August 11, 2014

Male Student Suspended By Columbia For Alleged Sexual Misconduct Sues School For Title IX Discrimination

In September 2013, a female student at Columbia University filed a complaint against "John Doe," a sophomore and member of the crew team from Florida, over alleged nonconsensual sex in her dorm room that had occurred  in May 2013. This February, a school tribunal found "John Doe" guilty of sexual misconduct and suspended him for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 2, 2014

PurrVerse: Getting Lucky With San Francisco’s Hook-Up Truck

I live in San Francisco, land of art, sexual experimentation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Since I’ve moved here I’ve explored the boundaries between public and private sex in multiple ways - in the back of a pickup truck on Twin Peaks, in the woods by the Sutro Baths, with a bike-powered sex machine in the middle…
By: Kitty Stryker / May 22, 2014

George R. R. Martin Distances Himself From That “Game Of Thrones” Rape Scene (But I’m Not Done Ranting)

If you still haven't seen Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones," stop right here, as there are spoilers ahead and besides, you need to get on that shit.  George R. R. Martin, the author of the "Game of Thrones" series, A Song of Ice and Fire, has weighed in o…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2014

“Game Of Thrones” Turned A Consensual Sex Scene Into A Rape Scene And Ruined Everything

Fair warning: SPOILERS AHEAD. Goddammit, I am so pissed off. On last night's episode of "Game of Thrones," a climactic and much-anticipated consensual sex scene between incestuous brother-sister duo Jaime and Cersei Lannister was twisted into a violent rape scene for seemingly no reason at all, ruining the sexual tension some of us pervs enjoyed betwee…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 21, 2014
1 2 3