consent

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
I can’t with Lena Dunham anymore. (By David Shankbone - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19316876)

Why Women Of Color, Including Me, Are Officially Done With Lena Dunham

If Lena Dunham wants to be a part of the movement in a constructive way, I’d recommend stepping down and quietly supporting women of color with Read...
Aja Barber    |   11.21.17   |   SHARE
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Do I have a responsibility to tell him he's a rapist?

Ask Erin: Do I Tell My Rapist That He Raped Me?

Do I have a responsibility to tell my rapist that he raped me? Or am I giving him the benefit of the doubt again by assuming he doesn't already know? Read...
Erin Khar    |   09.29.17   |   SHARE
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Joss Whedon's Infidelity Is Absolutely A Feminist Issue

Yes, cheating is a feminist issue, regardless of the gender identities of those involved. Because at its heart, it’s about consent. Read...
Dena Landon    |   09.5.17   |   SHARE
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There is no gray area here. He has been abusing you, and it is time to leave.

Ask Erin: Should I Divorce My Husband?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
Ask Erin
That gut feeling I had of “this is wrong” — that respectful people don’t just go around taking — was correct.

Everyone Needs Consent, Including Your Significant Other

Love is respect. Everyone needs consent, and that doesn’t exclude your significant other. I’ll say it plainly: partners need consent too. Read...
Jessica Wendroff    |   07.24.17   |   SHARE
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I blamed myself for what happened and internalized the guilt and shame that many survivors feel after sexual violence.

I Was Sexually Assaulted On Valentine's Day

My sexual assault is the main reason my girlfriend and I didn’t celebrate the love-infested holiday for the first six years of our relationship. Last Read...
Alaina Leary    |   02.9.17   |   SHARE
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This is a rough time to be a parent.

Raising Sons In The Time Of Trump

I think we can all agree that there is some messed up stuff happening right now. It seems like every time I open my browser or turn on the TV, I see Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   11.10.16   |   SHARE
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