Articles about 'consent'

My rape wasn’t dramatic – but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t real

Our monthly guest blogger, Madeleine Pownall, welcomes the portrayal of rape in Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, and argues that lack of resistance does not constitute consent

Guest Blogger // 17 May 2017

Categories: Blog

Fantasies and politics

Rita Suszek is engaged and disturbed by Louise Orwin’s show about sexual desire and sexual violence at Camden People’s Theatre

Rita Suszek // 8 May 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

An exploration of consent at the National Theatre

Naomi Westerman finds much to think about when reviewing Nina Raine’s new play, Consent

Naomi Westerman // 12 April 2017

Categories: Reviews, Theatre

Don’t wake me up before you go-go

Sarah Wishart is not impressed with the toxic masculinity storyline of yet another space film, Morten Tyldum’s Passengers

Sarah Wishart // 11 January 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Sorry pranksters, women’s bodies aren’t playthings

New waves of self-styled pranksters are flooding YouTube, but these ‘jokes’ only normalise non-consensual use of women’s bodies for entertainment, writes Sarah Jung

Guest Blogger // 3 November 2016

Categories: Blog

Comedy and Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe – last reviews

These are our last reviews from this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Megan Stodel reviews both comedy and theatre

Megan Stodel // 22 August 2016

Categories: Comedy, Reviews, Theatre

Call it out and shout right back

Sarah Bronzite reviews Girl Up by writer and campaigner Laura Bates and hails it as the go-to support manual for every young woman in your life

Sarah Bronzite // 7 August 2016

Categories: Books, Reviews

The wrong kind of victim

Following the coverage of the Stanford university rape case, an anonymous contributor discusses her own experiences of sexual assault and the difficulties she faced when identifying herself as a victim of rape

Guest Blogger // 19 July 2016

Categories: Features, Violence

The F-Word stage blog: May 2016

The F-Word's round-up of what's happening in the world of comedy and theatre in May

Lissy Lovett // 10 May 2016

Categories: Blog

My safeword is no

Although safewords can be important, Zoe Russell wants to be sure that her partners still respond when she says no

Zoe Russell // 16 March 2016

Categories: Blog

Rape: I was waiting for it to be my turn

A survivor shares her story

Guest Blogger // 11 February 2016

Categories: Blog

We could all benefit from learning about consent

D H Kelly argues that our cultural ideas about consent are confused and contradictory and we could all benefit from learning more about it

D H Kelly // 3 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Discussing sexuality without reinforcing patriarchy

D H Kelly responds to an article which, in discussing the author's own sexuality, risks reinforcing cultural ideas which make many people feel they are sexually abnormal

D H Kelly // 2 October 2015

Categories: Blog

No, no, no: pick-up artists and rape manuals

Philippa responds to a pick-up artist's attempt to teach men how and why they should ignore a woman's lack of consent

Philippa Willitts // 31 January 2014

Categories: Blog

Ace of Clubs: Is there room in the feminist movement for asexual women?

Laura Buttrick considers how asexuality, sex positive feminism and feminist opposition to rape culture and patriarchy intersect

Guest Blogger // 28 August 2013

Categories: Blog

What non-monogamy taught me about the ‘sex-positive’ movement

Elisa argues that sexuality is not set in stone and not above scrutiny, including when it comes to porn

Elise Haf // 30 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Why this class-conscious feminist probably won’t be calling herself a socialist much more

The male Left's tendency to focus on a unifying working class struggle ignores the differing experiences of men and women, argues Elisa, particularly when it comes to sex work

Elise Haf // 28 July 2013

Categories: Blog

The online porn debate: a call for respect

As the debate on internet porn and the controls that should be applied gets underway, feminists need to acknowledge that there is no party line on this issue, argues Jane

Jane Fae // 24 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Leading barrister deems Operation Yewtree “grotesque spectacle”

Laura takes down an article that paints Stuart Hall's acts of child abuse as "low-level misdemeanors" and accuses anti-abuse campaigners and law-enforcement agencies of "fetishising victimhood"

Laura // 9 May 2013

Categories: Blog

Weekly round-up and open thread

This week's round-up of interesting and thought-provoking news and views

Laura // 1 April 2013

Categories: Blog

Do we need warning?

Les Misérables is a much-praised musical likely to be viewed by millions. It also contains material that some individuals might find triggering. In this guest post, Jane Fae asks: do we, as the British Board of Film Censors seems to think, now need specific information warning us of this? Or are triggers so individual as to make such an exercise a waste of time?

Jane Fae // 28 January 2013

Categories: Blog

The “We are not Julian” round-up

The latest developments in the Julian Assange rape case have seen rape apologists rearing their ugly heads again. Laura links to a few of the blog posts and articles challenging the behaviour of Assange and his supporters

Laura // 21 August 2012

Categories: Blog

Help – I don’t understand enthusiastic consent!

A guest post by Quinn Capes-Ivy about some misguided sex advice which ignores the need for enthusiastic consent.

Quinn Capes-Ivy // 16 July 2012

Categories: Blog

The poly-feminist manifesto: towards a feminist non-monogamy

Some argue that non-monogamous relationships are inherently patriarchy-busting. But in practice that's not the case. A group of workshop participants pieced together this manifesto to change all that

Various Authors // 23 May 2012

Categories: Sex and Relationships

Your nose has no place in my bedroom (unless it’s invited)

On Wednesday, Hugo Schwyzer wrote a piece at Jezebel titled “He wants to jizz on your face, but not why you think”. For many reasons which I won’t go into,...

Natalie Dzerins // 13 January 2012

Categories: Blog

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