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Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Misconduct Story Highlights The Importance Of Teaching Sex Ed

How do we expect adults such as Aziz Ansari to understand the components of consent if we are not emphasizing this type of education as early as Read...
Mariana Plata    |   01.19.18   |   SHARE
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Considering Consent: A Twitter Chat Round-Up

When we stop talking about consent, we also stop thinking about it — and that's how we got to this point in the first place! Let's keep the Read...
Ravishly Staff    |   12.9.17   |   SHARE
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Talking to your kids about consent is important at any age.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent (At Any Age)

Wondering how to talk to your kids about consent? It's not hard as you’d think — the conversation changes over the years, but it’s all the same Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.8.17   |   SHARE
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Tarana Burke is the woman who started the Me Too movement. We owe much of this movement to her efforts and activism.

The Silence Breakers Were Never Silent — We Just Weren't Listening

With the announcement of the TIME Person of the Year, the Silence Breakers, there is no doubt that our stories of sexual harassment have taken center Read...
Dena Landon    |   12.7.17   |   SHARE
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I knew him. I trusted him. He did not rape me…or did he?!

Is It Rape If...

He was my junior year prom date, and we had done countless plays together in drama class. I knew him. I trusted him. He did not rape me…or did he?! I Read...
Jen McLellan of Plus Size Birth    |   12.1.17   |   SHARE
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Teaching boys about consent.

Teaching Boys About Consent Needs To Start Earlier Than You Think

There are times when I'm teaching my boys about consent that I think, “But he’s only six!” And then I remind myself, if not now, when? Read...
Kristina Wright    |   11.29.17   |   SHARE
Sex that isn't consensual is not consensual, whether your married or not.

Is It Sexual Assault If You're Married?

It never felt like sexual assault, him taking the sex I didn’t offer. It felt more like a silent agreement. I surrendered to sex; he didn’t complain. Read...
Anonymous    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
Consent doesn’t just look like an absence of “no.” It looks like an enthusiastic “yes.”

The Other Side Of Teaching Kids About Consent

What does it teach my kids if I let my kids do stuff that hurts me? Consent doesn’t just look like an absence of “no.” It looks like an enthusiastic Read...
Birdie Blok of Rose Water Magazine    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
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