Politics and Feminism

Drunk Girl Speaks Out

November 18, 2014
Drunk Girl Speaks Out

This is good enough for me. For the record, “Drunk Girl” says all of the guys were perfect gentlemen. The HUS post about the drunk girl video has been removed. (H/T: Say Whaat) Lots of lessons here, but the one most relevant to my readers is this: Never allow yourself to be filmed or photographed […]

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This Woman Was Catcalled 100 Times in One Day

October 31, 2014
This Woman Was Catcalled 100 Times in One Day

Happy Halloween! Stay safe. Please don’t wear a slutty costume. The only good thing about all the male denial of street harassment is that more and more women are taking to the streets and documenting their experiences. (H/T to SayWhaat) Now, I’ve seen a couple of posts online pointing out that women have no need to […]

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

October 21, 2014
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

At the risk of coming across as an old and uncool English teacher, I want to share an amazing poem I just found. Published in 1922 in a literary journal, the language is of another time, but the conversation is timeless.  In the Orchard “I THOUGHT you loved me.” “No, it was only fun.” “When we stood there, […]

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Is California’s New Affirmative Consent Law a Good Thing?

October 15, 2014
Is California’s New Affirmative Consent Law a Good Thing?

This is the third and final post focusing on current efforts to combat sexual assault on college campuses.  Part I: For Valid Sexual Assault Rates, We’re Better Off Asking the Rapists Part II: College Fraternities and Sexual Assault California’s new sexual assault law, the text of which may be found HERE, has met with controversy […]

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College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

October 10, 2014
College Fraternities and Sexual Assault

There are several related but separate legislative efforts underway to combat the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. Most controversial is California’s new sexual assault law, which requires affirmative consent prior to sexual intercourse. In addition, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has co-sponsored with seven other senators the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act. This action is a […]

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