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Joss Whedon's Infidelity Is Absolutely A Feminist Issue

Yes, cheating is a feminist issue, regardless of the gender identities of those involved. Because at its heart, it’s about consent. Read...
Dena Landon    |   09.5.17   |   SHARE
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There is no gray area here. He has been abusing you, and it is time to leave.

Ask Erin: Should I Divorce My Husband?

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to… Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about anything at Read...
Erin Khar    |   08.18.17   |   SHARE
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That gut feeling I had of “this is wrong” — that respectful people don’t just go around taking — was correct.

Everyone Needs Consent, Including Your Significant Other

Love is respect. Everyone needs consent, and that doesn’t exclude your significant other. I’ll say it plainly: partners need consent too. Read...
Jessica Wendroff    |   07.24.17   |   SHARE
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I blamed myself for what happened and internalized the guilt and shame that many survivors feel after sexual violence.

I Was Sexually Assaulted On Valentine's Day

My sexual assault is the main reason my girlfriend and I didn’t celebrate the love-infested holiday for the first six years of our relationship. Last Read...
Alaina Leary    |   02.9.17   |   SHARE
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This is a rough time to be a parent.

Raising Sons In The Time Of Trump

I think we can all agree that there is some messed up stuff happening right now. It seems like every time I open my browser or turn on the TV, I see Read...
Kristi Pahr    |   11.10.16   |   SHARE
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How To Talk To Boys About Talking About Girls

I just listened to my four and six year-old children (one boy, one girl) have a lengthy bathtime conversation about babies, growing up, monster Read...
Joni Edelman    |   10.13.16   |   SHARE
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"It hurts me to know that what I experienced was rape, that I spent eight years denying it and blaming myself." Image: Thinkstock

Being Raped Forced Me To Admit That I Myself Had Been Sexually Coercive

It took me a long time to understand consent. I knew that forcing sex on someone was rape. I knew that one in five women would be raped in their Read...
Liz Lazzara    |   08.18.16   |   SHARE
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We thought we’d give you some handy advice on how to REALLY “turn things around” when one of us laydeez is apparently a total B and has the audacity to reject you. Image: Mamamia.

A Comprehensive Guide On How To Really Turn A Woman's 'No' Into A 'Yes'

Dear Men’s Fitness, We read your “How to turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes'” post yesterday [as of writing], and noticed a few rogue errors. Considering we Read...
Michelle Andrews of Mamamia    |   07.11.16   |   SHARE
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