Tag Archives: consent

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetFeminist 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.” [...]
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Quick Hit: How to not be Trent Mays

TweetOne 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 [...]
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A simple guide to handling a drunk girl passed out on your couch

TweetFound 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist GIF

TweetWHEN A DEFENSE ATTORNEY TRIES TO ARGUE THAT AN UNCONSCIOUS RAPE VICTIM CONSENTED BECAUSE “SHE DIDN’T AFFIRMATIVELY SAY NO.” Tweet
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Gender and empathy: Men shouldn’t need to “imagine if it were your wife/daughter/mother”

TweetStassa 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 [...]
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