consent

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
Voices
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
As a sex worker, consent is complicated

I Am A Sex Worker And Consent Is Complicated

I have a choice here: either I tell him to stop, or I can avert his hands elsewhere. This is my life as a sex worker. Consent is complicated! Read...
Reese Piper    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
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
Families

Celibacy Can't Replace Consent: How Evangelical Sex Ed Fails Teens

Evangelical sex ed fails teens - even thinking about having sex with someone else meant you had already done it in your heart. Read...
Susie Mendoza    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE
My family's culture demands touching.

Consent Is Hard When Your Family's Culture Demands Touching

Sometimes I wouldn’t want anyone to touch me, but I had to put up with it or I would be seen as rude and cold. My family's culture demands touching. Read...
Angely Mercado    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE

I Didn't Understand Consent Until My Boyfriend Repeatedly Raped Me

The sad thing is, it took someone almost destroying me to make me open my eyes to the extent of what happens when we talk not about a culture of Read...
Anonymous    |   11.27.17   |   SHARE