Posted by: Kat Hamilton
on Sep 09, 2013
"The Six Ways We Talk About Teenage Girls," recently published on Salon.com, sheds light on a devastating double standard that teen girls deal with every day. The article maps out six ways in which society redefines age in order to justify a legal and mental lack of consent. As a culture, we seem to have adapted the patterns of Nabokov's novel, in which the main character lusts after a 12 year old girl, completely blinding himself to her ... Read More
Posted by: Amy LaCount
on Jun 21, 2013
Popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter has been all over the news this week because of their seemingly tacit endorsement of a particularly loathsome seduction book by pick-up artist Ken Hoinsky, AKA a sexual harrassment how-to.
Hoinsky’s known on Reddit – an infamous Internet community that raises eyebrows online for its consistent promotion of misogyny and violence – as user TofuTofu. His tips for seduction first ... Read More
Posted by: Hallie Marks
on Jun 17, 2013
Privacy seems to be a thing of the past, as anyone who participates in social media will agree. If you post a picture of yourself on the Internet, it's there forever. Imagine, however, that one day you're walking down the street and you see a picture of your own body printed on a grown-person-sized pillow that someone else is carrying.
This might sound like a ridiculous situation, but for a group of cosplayers, that bizarre scenario ... Read More
Posted by: Laurel Walsh
on May 30, 2013
Ring the alarm! Can you believe this? Somebody smacked Beyonce’s Bey-hind while she was performing in Copenhagen. Yes, a complete douchebag reached his hand out from Beyonce’s audience and slapped her on the butt.
Dude, what were you thinking?! Beyonce’s ass is Beyonce’s ass. No matter how much you spent on your concert ticket, you cannot buy the right to touch her bootylicious self. Or anybody’s self for ... Read More
Posted by: Sam Garcia
on Mar 25, 2013
With major debate over whether or not consent should be taught in public school sexual education curriculums, this short PSA reminds us of how someone should react when they find another individual passed out on their couch. Although this should also include checking to make sure the individual is safe, and that they don't need hospital assistance, apparently some people still just need to understand that being passed out is not an excuse ... Read More
Posted by: jodi sh doff
on Jan 26, 2013
No means no. Really? Okay, so what about when she doesn't say no? What about when she doesn't say anything? That's a loophole, right? It's a get out of jail free card, isn't it?
Sadly, it frequently is. Blaming the victim of a crime is ridiculous, but when the victim is unconscious? Yet we see cases where rape of an unconcious girl is downgraded to aggravated assault, and with the Big Red Steubenville rape, in the ... Read More
Posted by: jodi sh doff
on Jan 25, 2013
Twenty-three women have filed suit against “Revenge Porn” site, Texxxan.com, and their webhost, GoDaddy (as if GoDaddy wasn’t already on your shit list).
Revenge Porn. That’s when your ex--or your one-night stand--posts pictures of you in your nakey. Online. Without consent. Sometimes it’s not even someone you know, just someone who’s figured out how to grab your digital photos off your ... Read More
Posted by: Katrina Pallop
on Dec 03, 2012
A press release featuring a new line of lingerie in the style of Victoria’s Secret made its way onto the web this week, featuring a slew of slogans and phrases heralding the importance of communication and consent between sexual partners. And while it would be lovely to imagine that this is evidence of Victoria’s Secret responding to recent criticism by making an effort to push a consent-based message, the ... Read More
Posted by: Intern Tessa
in Style File
on May 01, 2012
YES! Consent is Sexy is a new underwear line with flashy, brightly colored panties emblazoned with words like "Yes!", "No!", "Maybe", and "Ask First." With REAL women (not airbrushed automatons) modeling these garments, and the proceeds going toward raising awareness, there's even more incentive to pick up these graphic skivvies.
The money from sales of this line go to a group called FORCE: Upsetting the Culture of Rape, a ... Read More