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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 took place in the Reid Coffee house and featured a panel of four members of ASC discussing consent and...

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. That’s not to say the sex isn’t good, or whatever is happening in the moment is not pleasurable,...

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

All Students for Consent Gains National Attention

Sarah Cornett

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, last week. The win was a result of ASC's recent "Ask For It" campaign, meant to turn an often abused phrase on its head by ...

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Ask For It Campaign Advocates for Consent on Campus

Sam Grainger-Shuba

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 for Consent Club [ASC] hosted its Ask For It campaign. There were events all week to promote conse...

“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

“Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided

Spencer Wharton

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 to be promoting a new line of Victoria's Secret underwear. A hoax by Baltimore feminist group F...

Runaway sex-positivism creates obligations, overlooks nonsexual

Spencer Wharton

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 sex. Leave a party with someone and we expect that means the night's ending with sex. Date someone fo...

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 been sexually assaulted by men. Nationally, according to the Department of Justice's 2010 violent ...

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