Jaclyn Friedman was groundbreaking when her book Yes Means Yes redefined the rules and verbiage of sexual consent. However, it is time to delve deeper into the subject. Consent is not the green light for having sex, but rather is the ongoing conversation between partners that continues throughout a sexual interaction.
It is not enough to not be a perpetrator of sexual harassment. Being a bystander or witness to inappropriate behavior warrants respectful action. If you see someone being harassed, become an advocate for the victim. This article will tell you how.
Young, college educated women are more likely to report their experiences with sexual harassment not because it s more common for them, but rather because they can better identify their victimization.
In wake of workplace sexual harassment coming to the forefront, there is some confusion about its definition. When does complimenting a colleague or asking a co-worker on a date constitute harassment? The answer is both complicated and conversation worthy. Read More
Incarcerating juveniles for non-violent crimes is counter productive in almost every way. Most young people who are jailed for "status offenses" need interventions from schools and psychologists rather than go to detention facilities where they leave in worse emotional and mental states than when they entered.
We are starting to better understand the laws of consent, but there are grey areas when it comes to sexual encounters that are difficult to define. Does 'yes' mean 'yes' if it is said after persistence, moderate aggression or persuasion? Can a consensual, but regrettable or unpleasant sexual experience cross the line into what is [...]
Sexual harassment is so commonplace in the schools of our youth, the #MeTooK12 movement is gaining momentum. Many young girls do not report their assaults to authorities or even their parents. Having been a victim of sexual harassment as a young student, adult author Nancy Jo Sales relays advice on what information she would give [...]
Inadequate sexual education may ultimately be detrimental to our teens' abilities to have healthy relationships.