The socks featured a pair of women facing away from the viewer, arms around each other, both wearing red thong bikinis. “Always use the buddy system” proclaims the caption.
SXSW Cancels Panels on Anti-Harassment and Diversity in Video Games, Putting Progressive Play on Pause
This choice by SXSW had the exact opposite of its intended effect. If some of those involved find even the idea of discussion to be unpalatable, then it only proves that discussion is necessary.
The West has successfully avoided framing the violence against women in our countries as “culturally motivated.”
California’s new sex education bill attempts to challenge rape culture by moving beyond “no means no,” and teaching that “yes means yes.” In other words, students are now learning that silence does not mean consent; “yes” does.
Beyond basic rights, we need respect. Beyond recognition, we need true freedom of expression.
“If I would have listened to them, I’d be dead.”
Everything we do – all of our potential success – is dependent upon the quality of our education system.
I would like to tell you about something that greatly disturbed me during the argument of Obergerfell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case on the legality of state bans on same-sex marriage. No, I’m not talking about the arguments used to justify the legal discrimination against same-sex marriages in some states.
If all kinds of sex work were legalized, I think I’d see more people going into the business without hating themselves too much. Can’t let ridiculous laws that were set up decades ago by angry old white men hold you back.
When I get married, in the next 10 years, I will absolutely not be married in white nor will I be married with traditional vows.