Do you know how good I am at compartmentalizing?

Do you have mixed feelings about the #metoo hashtag? Feeling flooded? Yah, me too.  "I'm Tired of Performing Trauma" on The Nib includes five stories responding to #metoo, truly the most thoughtful commentary I've read in the past year.  This one by Shing Yin Kohr is stunning.

Consent analogies, deconstructed

What's your favorite analogy for consent?  Borrowing $5?  Drinking tea?  Lending someone your car?  All of these analogies have become popular online.  In "There Has To Be A Better Way To End Rape Culture" Anna Hundert discusses how these descriptions both succeed and fail to capture the problems at the heart of rape culture. These exchange-based analogies for consent,... Continue Reading →

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