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Revenge Porn Is More Than a Violation of Privacy It Is Digital Sexual Assault

Olivia Wilson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Olivia Wilson

The narratives we're listening to as revenge porn reaches mainstream news aren't just about victim blaming, they're about negotiating a new age of digital interactions and an ugly manifestation of how women are viewed and treated.

The True Meaning of Consent

Shawn Henfling | Posted 06.17.2015 | Crime
Shawn Henfling

Sometimes at night I still hear those screams. I still hear her begging for help, for someone to make it stop. I still feel guilty.

No, They Didn't Do the Same Thing: Why It's Dangerous to Compare Josh Duggar and Lena Dunham

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Chelsea Stone

Calling something sexual assault that clearly isn't helps no one; worse, it diminishes the trauma of real sexual assault and its consequences.

This Video About Tea Will Make You Ask The Right Questions About Consent

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women

Do you like tea? Do you want tea forced on you? Do you want tea when you're unconscious? A new video campaign uses stick figures, a little profanit...

These Honest (And Brilliant) Sex-Ed Quiz Answers Got A Teen Suspended

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.08.2015 | Women

Now this is how you respond when your partner objects to condoms. Last week, Imgur user dogsandcatsandlemursohmy posted what she claims is her you...

The Other Side of Yes and No: How the Concept of Consent Plays Out for Persons With Disabilities

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 05.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

It is clear that consent can definitely be constructed differently when one has a disability. It isn't as simple as yes or no.

Defining the Blurred Lines

Annie Rosenthal | Posted 06.29.2015 | Women
Annie Rosenthal

But what actually happens here? What does it mean to have an experience in which one engages in unwanted sex, but does not feel explicitly forced into the sex act? And why had 100 percent of women I spoke with experienced this?

How to Be Part of the Solution: The Significance of Greek Self-Reflection

Matthew Leibowitz | Posted 06.09.2015 | College
Matthew Leibowitz

I am heartbroken and angry to see our national leaders act defensive as a means of self-preservation. They fail to realize that Greeks are survivors, Greeks are advocates and Greeks value their community. To lift up our organizations, we must stop being defensive.

When Is It Enough?

Angela Lee | Posted 06.07.2015 | College
Angela Lee

Rape is not one narrative. I wasn't at a party. I didn't get a rape kit done or press charges. But I did not want to have sex and my partner did not accept that.

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

This Video Is A Perfect Lesson In Consent

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women

"If someone tells you 'no' in any way and you ask again, it's not cool. It's not attractive. It's not respectful. It's harassment." That's the mess...

Tyler Kingkade

In 5 Minutes, This Student Destroys Our Double Standards For Men And Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.21.2015 | College

One College Student Used Sports To Break Down Double Standards For Men And Women

The Danger of Viewing Fifty Shades of Grey As Sex Ed

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Ana, and her fans, are rewarded not by on-screen climax, but by the promise of marriage. All of this sounds an awful lot like ideas embedded in abstinence-only sex ed.

Christian Grey Is Not a True Dominant

Susan Wright | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Susan Wright

There are plenty of things I like about Fifty Shades of Grey. It's a hot romance novel, which is always good, and it has kinky sex in it, which is even better. But E.L. James fell into the classic stereotype by making Christian Grey the dominant one in the relationship.

Goodnight Kisses And Consent: The Early Lessons

Mike Reynolds | Posted 04.05.2015 | Parents
Mike Reynolds

So we offer up all the hugs we can possibly think of offering up and are gleeful when our kisses magically heal fake wounds on knees. Parent kisses become the lifeblood by which our children sustain life. Unconditional kisses, unconditional hugs. But unconditional physical affection doesn't necessarily equate to unconditional love.

Two Teens Push To Make Consent Part Of School District's Sex-Ed Program

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.23.2015 | Teen

When it comes to sex-ed, curriculums vary. Some schools teach abstinence-only, while others provide information about safe sex, but very few teach tee...

This Woman Is Using Nude Photos To Fight Revenge Porn

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women

An ex-boyfriend put nude images of Emma Holten on the Internet -- but she refuses to be ashamed of her naked body. A new photo series featuring Ho...

'Baby, It's Consent Inside' Is The Remix This Holiday Classic Needed

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women

If you've ever thought the male singer in "Baby, It's Cold Outside" spends way too much time trying to talk his lady friend into staying, you're not a...

The Profound Failures of Universities: The Winston Case and Beyond

Kristopher Kole Wyckhuys | Posted 02.14.2015 | College
Kristopher Kole Wyckhuys

The prevalence of assaults within sports and college culture reflects the dire need to discuss ethical consent. University coaches, leaders, policy makers and legislators should require multi-session, leadership training for students.

Why We Need Affirmative Consent on College Campuses

Madeline Diamond | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Madeline Diamond

It is fair to say that virtually all college students are aware of sexual consent from a "no means no" perspective. However, understanding the importance of obtaining definitive consent is necessary, especially within the social cultures of college campuses, many of which revolve around an alcohol-fueled hookup culture.

Cal Student Campaign Guides You On How To Talk To Rape Survivors

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.02.2014 | College

A student group at the University of California-Berkeley created a new poster campaign to help people understand how to better communicate with sexual...

To Fix School, Make it Consensual

Blake Boles | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Blake Boles

C.S. Lewis wrote, "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." Education is no exception. To become a self-directed learner is to become, in the words of my friend Ethan Mitchell, a consensual learner.

The Meaning of Consent

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.26.2014 | College
Erin McKelle

While the best way to get consent is verbally, it's not the only option. Yes, consent can be and given and received through other cues such as body language and reciprocation. Yes, can be given in other ways.

Anyone Scoffing at 'Active Consent' Is Missing the Point

Shannon Deep | Posted 12.07.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Active consent policies exist to change hearts and minds about how we think about sexual boundaries. They are not meant to entrap drunk college students with unfounded rape accusations, which under active consent are no easier to "prove" than before. The policy of active consent is a banner, not a barrier.

Now There's An App For Consenting To Sex

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women

Want to have safe and consensual sex? There's an app for that. Good2Go is a new smartphone application that encourages users to give consent befor...