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(con)sensual is a dynamic, sex-positive campaign about enthusiastic consent. The campaign works to create safe spaces for dialogue on consent, educate college students about consent and their sexual rights, and encourage young people to integrate consent into their sexual practices. We love sex, and we love you. We live online here and on Twitter. (Our website is on the way.)

(con)sensual currently lives at American University in Washington, DC, where it was founded in 2009. The campaign will be available to all campuses nationwide within the year.

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    thatopinionatedblog:

Slut Walk Portland 2011
Sign says: “Not ashamed. Not intimidated. Not under control. Not pretending I can’t see rape culture. Not waiting as if it might go away on its own. Not asking politely.” 

    thatopinionatedblog:

    Slut Walk Portland 2011

    Sign says: “Not ashamed. Not intimidated. Not under control. Not pretending I can’t see rape culture. Not waiting as if it might go away on its own. Not asking politely.” 

    (via feminismisforlovers)

    — 2 years ago with 410 notes
    #slut walk  #sexual assault  #rape  #rape culture  #consent 

    newwavefeminism:

    When “Drunk Sex” Clearly IS Rape, and More Thoughts on Alcohol and Consent

    A great article over at the SAFER Campus blog. An excerpt:

    The bad news is, there isn’t one test to tell when someone is too intoxicated to consent to sex. (Well, maybe there is—one could make an argument about blood alcohol content perhaps, but college students don’t carry breathalyzers last time I checked so let’s move along). And so when we talk about alcohol and consent, it’s a conversation about open communication with your partner if they’ve been drinking—checking in with them, making sure they are enthusiastically, affirmatively consenting to whatever you’re doing together. Clearly people are sometimes going to get drunk and have sex. And the presence of alcohol in someone’s bloodstream does not automatically make it rape. But there’s a spectrum of intoxication. If someone is physically impaired by their drinking (or drug use), you can tell. They are getting sick, their body is limp, they’re not able to communicate clearly with you. It’s a common sense situation. If it’s less obvious, you know they have been drinking but you’re not sure how much and they seem OK, that’s where communication is key, and honestly—if it’s unclear how drunk your partner is and you feel conflicted, then maybe just play it safe and don’t do it. Instincts are there for a reason. You’ll have another chance to have sex, but sexual assault is permanent. 


    Everyone read all of this.

    — 2 years ago with 137 notes
    #rape  #date rape  #alcohol  #drinking  #consent  #sexual assault 
    Resources for Male Survivors

    redqueenxlt:

    letstalkaboutrape:

    I posted last week asking people if they knew of some good resources for male victims of sexual assault. Here is the list people came up with:

    www.malesurvivor.org

    www.violenceunsilenced.com

    www.rainn.org

    www.pandys.org

    www.1in6.org

    www.soulspeakout.org

    http://finallyfeminism101.wordpress.com/

    Thanks everyone!

    reblog for signal boost

    (via sexgenderbody)

    — 2 years ago with 43953 notes
    #rape  #sexual assault  #male survivors  #male victims 
    Freedom for Survivors →

    tahlalalia:

    This page is to secure reproductive healthcare including abortion, emergency contraception, anti-viral meds, and rape kits to all women survivors of sexual trauma worldwide by engaging in social and governmental dialogue and activism.

    PLEASE reblog and support this page. If my “Sexual assault is not a punchline” page could get over 2700 likes then this deserving cause can as well. Help it get the support in numbers it deserves, I am looking forward to seeing how this pans out and what action this page will take. 

    (via avocadobabydoll-deactivated2013)

    — 2 years ago with 62 notes
    #rape  #sexual assault  #sexual abuse  #healthcare  #rape survivor  #feminism  #activism  #emergency contraception  #abortion  #rape kits  #sexual trauma  #sexual violence  #gendered violence  #rape culture  #anti rape  #rape victim 
    CNN: Why is sexual assault on campus tolerated? →

    “In the 1980s, female students who disclosed a sexual assault to the dean’s office were sometimes told that their experiences sounded “like a little romance gone wrong.” During that era, students organized to protest what they saw as a hostile environment and through their activism, some important changes to campus sexual assault policies took place.”

    (Source: infiniteacronym)

    — 3 years ago with 27 notes
    #rape  #sexual assault  #culture  #campus  #cnn