Posts Tagged consent

Feminist pranksters create fake Playboy “guide to a consensual good time”

The awesome feminist pranksters at FORCE are at it again.

The activist group behind that fake consent-themed lingerie line at Victoria’s Secret, along with a coalition of college students from 25 schools nationwide, pulled a similar move with Playboy. Yesterday, the internet was a buzz for a few hours with news that Playboy was devoting their annual college party guide to issues of sexual assault and consent. The Party with Playboy website offered tips for a “consensual good time.” The site explains:

Somewhere in the countless hours we spent tallying up co-eds and scoring beer pong, we lost track of the most essential element of the Playboy lifestyle: sexual pleasure. Rape is kryptonite to sexual pleasure. The two cannot co-exist. For ...

The awesome feminist pranksters at FORCE are at it again.

The activist group behind that fake consent-themed lingerie line at Victoria’s Secret, along with a coalition of college students from 25 schools nationwide, pulled a similar move with Playboy. ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying.

We need to talk about disability and feminism.

High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out.

On the “safe kind of brown.”

An open letter to gay men about women’s consent.

Oh no! The poor, poor sexually abusive colleges!

What’s a city Indian?

A female writer responds to Vice‘s recent spread fetishizing other female writers’ suicides.

We are the 15%.

What if fatness is part of human biodiversity?

On ...

NSA surveillance and the male gaze.

Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired.

But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets.

The Department of Ed will collect data on ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Feminist in-fighting is still a problem.

Why aren’t men funny?

Newsrooms should also hire a few journalists who aren’t effete liberal p*ssies.

A class analysis of Jason Collins’ announcement.

“Natural” isn’t always feminist.

Newsflash, Fox News: teen sex isn’t illegal.

Bloomberg can’t defend “stop and frisk” policies.

One fake rape threat doesn’t mean all women “cry rape.”

Don’t punish sexually active girls with pregnancies.

Exploring verbal consent… through The Vampire Diaries.

The New York Times confuses rape and sex in a headline, issues a correction.

Dartmouth survivors face a tough judicial process.

Racialicious: The Hippocratic Oath doesn’t apply to undocumented immigrants.

Watch to the end of this

Feminist in-fighting is still a problem.

Why aren’t men funny?

Newsrooms should also hire a few journalists who aren’t effete liberal p*ssies.

A class analysis of Jason Collins’ announcement.

“Natural” isn’t always feminist.

Newsflash, ...

trent mays

Quick Hit: How to not be Trent Mays

One of the strangest things I encounter in anti-violence work is the number of people (usually young men) who are desperately afraid that, if we start really cracking down on rape, they will end up in jail. Their concern doesn’t seem to be that they’ve already raped someone, but that they might in the future despite their very best efforts–as though sexual assault were some kind of unfortunate accident nice boys happen upon occasionally.

Thomas MacAulay Millar at the Yes Means Yes blog posted a great essay yesterday urging teenage boys nervous about Steubenville to calm the fuck down. He doesn’t urge them to be any less vigilant in their concern for consent, but to recognize that their behavior (including, ...

One of the strangest things I encounter in anti-violence work is the number of people (usually young men) who are desperately afraid that, if we start really cracking down on rape, they will end up in ...

A simple guide to handling a drunk girl passed out on your couch

Found a drunk girl passed out on your couch? Unsure of what to do in this situation? Here’s a quick instructional video.

This guide is applicable for people of any gender and may be adjusted as needed in other locations.

Consent: not very difficult. But apparently some kids aren’t getting the message, so that’s got to change. Sign this petition to make consent education a mandatory part of sex ed in public schools.

Via Upworthy.

Found a drunk girl passed out on your couch? Unsure of what to do in this situation? Here’s a quick instructional video.

This guide is applicable for people of any gender and may be adjusted as needed in ...

Gender and empathy: Men shouldn’t need to “imagine if it were your wife/daughter/mother”

Stassa Edwards, a new mother of a baby boy, has a really great piece on rape culture and how we teach our sons about consent. She notes that after reading about the Steubenville case, she asked herself for the first time, “How do I prevent my son from becoming a rapist?” And decided the answer is not as simple as we hope.

Like Stassa, when I watched that horrible video leaked by Anonymous of former Steubenville athlete Michael Nodianos joking about the assault, I was struck by the lone voice of a guy off-screen who repeatedly tries to make his peers recognize that they are talking about rape, and that rape is wrong. It is heartbreaking to hear him keep ...

Stassa Edwards, a new mother of a baby boy, has a really great piece on rape culture and how we teach our sons about consent. She notes that after reading about the Steubenville case, she ...

Thank You Thursday: PINK loves CONSENT

For a couple of hours earlier this week, Victoria’s Secret–known for its push-up bras and cultural appropriation–gained some serious feminist cred. Midday on Monday, a website for a “new line,” PINK loves CONSENT, launched. The site displayed images a diverse group of models showing off lingerie, similar in style to VS’s teen/college PINK line, emblazoned with messages like “NO MEANS NO” and “ASK FIRST.” PINK loves CONSENT quickly went viral, and the response from potential consumers was tremendously positive. One email to the site read:

Dear Anyone who made this happen at VS,
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! As a college student, and as someone who is constantly trying to create awareness of consent and body ...

For a couple of hours earlier this week, Victoria’s Secret–known for its push-up bras and cultural appropriation–gained some serious feminist cred. Midday on Monday, a website for a “new line,” PINK loves CONSENT, launched. The ...

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