So, this post is a bit of corollary to yesterday’s post, about asking for consent for platonic touch. There are two kinds of consent that I’ll talk about here: “yes means yes” consent and “no means no” consent. When we say that we strive for “yes means yes” consent in our relationships, what we mean … Continue reading “Yes Means Yes” Consent
A sentence I am tired of seeing in news stories about celebrities involved with sexual assault: “the evidence is mounting against [male celebrity] as another person comes forward.” I don’t need the evidence to build up before we’re allowed to damn someone. One assault is too many.
Given the news about Kevin Spacey and Anthony Rapp (take a minute to Google it, if you haven’t read; I’ll wait), I’d like to talk about alcohol and sexual assault. A few days ago, I posted screenshots of a tweet thread about drinking and sexual assault, and I’m going to expand on that. Numerous people … Continue reading Drinking and Consent