‘Yes’ Text Before Sex

When I saw the article title “Opinion: Young men, get a ‘yes’ text before sex” on CNN.com, I was intrigued. When I opened the article and read the first line “‘Watch out for the stupid girls,’ I tell my son. ‘They are trouble.’”, I was expecting some good satire. When I finished reading the article…

Art/ist: Validating the Blur

Are we complicit in the sins of the artist by continuing to support them?

“The saddest fact I’ve learned is nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody.” -Jim DeRogatis

The saddest fact I’ve learned is: Nobody matters less to our society than young black women. Nobody. They have any complaint about the way they are treated: They are “bitches, hos, and gold-diggers,” plain and simple. Kelly never misbehaved with a single white girl who sued him or that we know of. Mark Anthony Neal, the African-American scholar, makes this point : one white girl in Winnetka and the story would have been different.

Defense Bill: Dealing with Sexual Assault in the Military

I was going through my daily Yahoo News slideshow and came across this article about the new defense bill, which includes changes as to how the military deals with sexual assault. The bill was passed with support from both parties, in both houses of Congress. Before I get into the contents of this article, I…

Gender and Sexual Assault

Earlier today, I stumbled upon the Jezebel article “Woman Accused of Raping Girlfriend With Sex Toy.” In this article, the writer describes the details of an instance of sexual assault between two women in Florida. One woman, Mia McCarthy, has been charged with attempted murder, sexual assault, battery and domestic battery strangulation. Allegedly, McCarthy beat her girlfriend and…