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Weinstein’s conviction is not the end

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 24, 2020, Harvey Weinstein became a convicted rapist in what is undoubtedly an important milestone for the #MeToo movement. Weinstein was convicted of a criminal sex act and rape, but acquitted...

PPGA Continues Consent Education

PPGA Continues Consent Education
December 8, 2016

This past week, on Tuesday Nov. 29, Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) hosted a collaborative event with All Students for Consent (ASC), called, “What Does Consent Look Like?” This event...

Let’s talk about talking

October 15, 2015

Let's talk about sex. More specifically, let's talk about talking during sex. Many of us have probably at some point or another reached that critical moment in sex when something needs to happen differently....

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention
October 17, 2013

Whitman's new All Students for Consent (ASC) club was featured in national news outlets after winning the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by an awareness and anti-rape media outlet called Force,...

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus
September 26, 2013

Did you get a kiss this week? If not, you may still be wondering why people were asking for your consent to sit next to you at lunch or to give you a hug. Answer: This past week, the All Students...

“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

Credit: Schuh
January 31, 2013

(Content warning: This column discusses rape, rape culture and sexual assault.) "Consent is sexy." It was one of the many taglines branded across the "Pink Loves Consent" site, a webpage that appeared...

Runaway sex-positivism creates obligations, overlooks nonsexual

October 18, 2012

When it comes to relationships, Whitties either go for short-term hookups or long-term commitments, or so it's said. Regardless of which you go for, however, there tend to be underlying expectations of...

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.
March 13, 2012

Note: Although both perpetrators and victims of sexual assault can be any gender, all of the people who were willing to speak to me for this article about being sexually assaulted were women who had...

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