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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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PRISM and PPGA teach students the sex ed you didnt get in high school

PRISM and PPGA teach students “the sex ed you didn’t get in high school”

Grace Jackson, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Last Thursday, PRISM and Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) hosted an event to educate students on the “sex ed” they missed in high school. The talk took place in Olin Auditorium and...

Weinstein’s conviction is not the end

Mat Chapin, Columnist 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

Kate Grumbles, Staff Reporter 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

Crystal and Chevy, Columnist 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

Sarah Cornett October 17, 2013
Whitman's All Students for Consent club won the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by awareness and anti-rape media outlet Force. ASC was featured in prominent publications, including the Huffington Post and Bitch Magazine, for their recent win and their "Ask for It" Campaign.
Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba September 26, 2013
The Ask for It campaign attempted to removed the awkwardness from talking about consent. The All Students for Consent Club traveled around campus with a bag of chocolate kisses and asked students if they would like a kiss, intentionally leaving the meaning ambiguous. The goal was to get the entire campus involved and spread the conversation regarding consent.
Credit: Schuh

“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

Spencer Wharton January 31, 2013
“Consent is sexy.” It was one of the many taglines branded across the “Pink Loves Consent” site, a webpage that appeared to be promoting a new line of Victoria's Secret underwear. A hoax by Baltimore feminist group Force, it went viral in early December of last year.

Runaway sex-positivism creates obligations, overlooks nonsexual

Spencer Wharton October 18, 2012
In our modern, sex-negative culture, I'll be the first to argue for a sex-positive worldview. But the proper character of that worldview should be acceptance, not compulsion, and an acceptance including those who simply don't want sex.
I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

Rachel Alexander 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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