These are comments by Christopher Anderson, Scott Mauer, and trey1963 on the post “I Am a Survivor, and I Can Finally Talk About It”.
Shireen Noble offers a personal challenge: a way to actively engage with consent culture in your own life.
Finn Wightman writes to her son about consent because, as she says, “I love you too much to leave these things unsaid.”
“Letting kids know that adults are willing to talk about the difficult topics—including sex—builds a net of security.”
Did your parents teach you about your body and consent? Or did they skirt around the topic? Paris, Jenny, and Robert talk about why the healthy sex talk is important.
Heather N examines the ways in which rape culture is at work on rapists, as well as society as a whole and examines whether Predator Theory would cover the Steubenville rapists.
How does fatal drunk driving compare socially to the things that happened in Steubenville? If campaigns against drunk driving don’t work, how do you design a consensual sex campaign? What effective messages have you seen that could apply?
Shannon Ridgway and Sandra Kim offer a clear guide to understanding and obtaining consent from your partner.
“I was 22. First time ever black-out drunk, first time having sex. No consent, no condom, no remembrance of it happening, better yet enjoying it.”
But it’s the stories that get told that help give a collective understanding of a word so powerful that some people are afraid to say it out loud.
Dear John advises on cheap dates, taped sex without consent, and a friend torn between religion and honesty.