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Book Review
Jun 2, 2016

Let's talk about girls and sex

Sarah Innis
Girls (or young women) and sex. It's a huge, complex and controversial topic. Author Peggy Orenstein gets to the heart of the issue: what messages are girls receiving and what are they actually doing?
Blog
Jan 28, 2015

Queer McGill defends safe space after online backlash

Subhanya Sivajothy
Queer McGill will be hosting its seventh annual Rad Sex Week, an event series seeking to explore and destigmatize anti-oppressive, feminist, trans- and queer-positive expressions of sexuality.
News
Nov 6, 2014
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Jian Ghomeshi and the bystander effect

Julie LaLonde
The Jian Ghomeshi allegations of sexual abuse have rocked Canada and beyond and lead to one big question: How did he get away with it for so long? Here's what you can do to call out sexual harassment.
Blog
Nov 2, 2014

BDSM, Gender, Entitlement and Jian Ghomeshi

Mercedes Allen
Believing women is the first part of the discussion about Jian Ghomeshi. If you believe women, then you must also take a harder look at gender, power exchange and entitlement.
Blog
Oct 30, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi: The good soldier?

Joanne Wright
Jian Ghomeshi is framing himself as the good soldier who is entitled to a private sex life. However, this case seems to be more about masculine entitlement and self-defining masculinity.
Columnists
Jun 18, 2014

The bell hooks phone line bothers me

The new hotline that sends automated bell hooks quotes to aggressive men demanding women's phone numbers is getting rave reviews. But what does it mean for framings of consent and rape culture?
Blog
May 21, 2013

The tyranny of consent

Meghan Murphy
Emily Witt's reflections on watching a BDSM porn shoot for Kink.com inspire questions about the complexities of 'consent' as a measure of ethics.
Podcast
Mar 15, 2012
Constructing change tools from the activist toolkit

Constructing Change: Radicalizing consent

Constructing change: the activist toolkit
What is radical consent? In this episide: how radical consent can be used in sex-positive dialogue, radical consent workshops, plus an interview with Ottawa's Luna Allison.
News
May 27, 2011

No consent to sex when a woman is unconscious

Women's Legal Education and Action Fund
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed Friday there can be no such thing as advance consent to unconscious sex. Consent must always be active, voluntary, ongoing and contemporaneous.

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