Unlike what a recent Elle.com article suggests, I can’t think of anything with a sexier payoff than spending time discussing the logistics of mutual pleasure.
Maryland legislators, buoyed by a national campaign and the commitment of federal resources, are considering legislation to eventually clear the backlog of sexual assault forensic kits in the state.
A new video game focused on an unintended pregnancy shows the potential for tackling heavier topics in games, but it also illustrates how game developers often succumb to stereotypes that can do more harm than good when attempting to educate players about real-world experiences.
Some California lawmakers want to make sure that students learn about sexual assault before they graduate high school. At the least, affirmative-consent education can be a good catalyst for making people think about the way rape culture permeates our daily lives.
Arkansas state Rep. Justin Harris, who handed his adopted daughters over to a man who raped one of them, still thinks he’s entitled to pass legislation that could force teen girls to bear their rapist’s child.
Many young parents may not know this, but many of the experiences and educational hardships they are facing are actually illegal. One major way teens can help empower themselves is by asserting their federal rights.
As an abortion provider, I now make a practice of using gender-inclusive language—not only when speaking about the issue on traditional and social media, but also when talking to my patients.
In 2003, the African Union adopted the only human rights treaty in the world to explicitly outline the right to abortion care. However, the majority of African governments have done very little to enact that right in practice.
At The New Republic, writer Monica Potts recently positioned trans activism at women’s colleges as a distraction from feminism. In reality, the misogyny trans women face is similar to, if not worse than, the kind Potts is fighting.
Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again.