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Scandal Recap: Youth sexuality, sex tapes, and consent

Tweet We can usually count on Scandal to include themes that are concurrent with elements and events in popular culture. With all of the spotlight cast on reality star like Kim Kardashian, and more recently, Mimi Faust coming to fame via sex tape, it was only a matter of time before the controversial sex tape [...]
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No, California’s new affirmative consent law will not redefine most sex as rape

TweetRape is when you have sex with someone who doesn’t want to have sex with you. I feel compelled to offer that reminder because after reading Jonathan Chait’s dire warning about California colleges’ “radical” new affirmative consent standard, you might find yourself confused. He claims that the new law will legally redefine “most, and possibly [...]
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No, California’s new affirmative consent law doesn’t expand the carceral state

Tweet This week, as many advocates cheered California’s passage of its new “yes means yes” law, gender studies professor Laurie Essig published a critique on The Chronicle‘s blog. I share her skepticism of carceral feminisms that place false and violent hope in the criminal justice system to deliver gender justice, but she is wrong to condemn [...]
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California now has the nation’s first “affirmative consent” law

Tweet We’re giving a very enthusiastic “hell yes” to this news. The so-called “yes means yes” bill passed by the California state legislature last month, which establishes a standard of affirmative consent on college campuses in the state, has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.  Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill [...]
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Reminder: Don’t look at those stolen nude images of female celebs

TweetNo doubt you’ve heard by now of the Great Celebrity Naked Photo Leak of 2014. Thanks to an asshole hacker on 4chan, we now have proof that – as Roxane Gay notes – “beneath their clothes, celebrities are naked.” Shocking, I know. Here’s a reminder from Clementine Ford that the release of these stolen photos is a crime [...]
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