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Comedian Hannibal Buress: “You raped women, Bill Cosby.”

TweetAt his stand-up show in Philadelphia last week, comedian and Broad City star Hannibal Buress got super real about the fact that Bill Cosby has been accused of drugging and assaulting over a dozen women. Calling out Cosby’s ”fucking smuggest old black man public persona,” Buress says, ”Yeah, but you raped women, Bill Cosby. So, brings you down [...]
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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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When we call bad guys good

TweetRecently, the National Women’s Political Caucus announced that the organization would present a “Good Guy Award” to the infamous faux feminist Charles Clymer, who used to run the “fastest-growing feminist page on Facebook,” Equality for Women. The NWPC’s press release reads, “We salute men who stand up for women’s rights, especially men like Charles who [...]
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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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