The Nazi Anatomists.
"How the corpses of Hitler's victims are still haunting modern science—and American abortion politics."
"Every year Playboy releases the ultimate guide to campus life: our infamous party school list. Over the years, it has been brought to our attention that some of our long-standing party picks have a not-so-toast-worthy, rape-ridden side to their campus life. Somewhere in the countless hours we spent tallying up co-eds and scoring beer pong, we lost track of the most essential element of the Playboy lifestyle: sexual pleasure. Rape is kryptonite to sexual pleasure. The two cannot co-exist. For our revised party guide to live up to our founder’s vision, we had to put a new criterion on top. Namely, consent. In other words… A good college party is all about everyone having a good time. Consent is all about everyone having a good time. Rape is only a good time if you’re a rapist. And fuck those people. In our new found light, we proudly present to you Playboy’s 2013 Top Ten Party Commandments, the ultimate guide for a consensual good time.
" Or did they,
College students across the country conspired to promote consent: the story behind yesterday’s Playboy hoax. [more inside]
The Inside Story Of The Feminists Who Fooled Us Into Thinking Playboy Cared About Consent
Victoria's Secret has a new line of feminist-friendly underwear: PINK ♥s Consent
. Except not really
-- it's a hoax site created by FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
. The internet's response
has been tremendous
Almost one year after Congressional Republicans tried to limit the definition of rape
to only include "force" (previously
), the Department of Justice is redefining the term--but this time to to expand it dramatically
The outdated definition that has been governing national rape statistics since 1929, “the carnal knowledge of a female, forcibly and against her will,” has been updated to "penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.” According to Susan D. Carbon, director of the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women, the previous definition “excluded an untold number of victims.” For the first time, men will be included in national rape statistics, as well as those raped while unable to give consent due to intoxication or other mental and physical incapacity.
How violent sex helped ease a reporter's PTSD
Female reporter Mac McClelland deals with the trauma of reportage. May include triggers.
Moving beyond no means no.
The anthology Yes Means Yes
brings together writers, male and female, to explore the power of enthusiastic consent and to promote female desire free of coercion.
The book has spawned a series of readings
, live chats
, and some interesting blog responses
. [more inside]
An advertising campaign in the UK
warns men that they must seek a woman's consent before engaging in sex
. The initiative is designed to combat the low conviction rate for rape
but will it criminalise a generation of young men?
I hope you have your consent forms.
According to page 23 of The 2003-2004 Colby Sawyer Student Handbook
, students accused of date rape are expected to provide "evidence of unequivocal consent" to defend themselves from the charge. The handbook does not state what constitutes "evidence of unequivocal consent".