Articles Tagged: feminism

Cultural Appropriation: A Parable

I’ve been thinking about how to explain cultural appropriation to a friend of mine lately who had the really typical reaction most white people have to cultural appropriation: I can’t agree with someone who says I’m not allowed to like things from other cultures. I hear this objection a lot when people from other cultures…

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A New Tradition

My best friend is getting married next month and we’ve been talking wedding stuff a lot. Her wedding is non-traditional and I like that. I hate almost everything about traditional weddings but today I want to talk about my favorite tradition broken in her wedding. I don’t even have her to thank for it. No,…

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Why I Hate Mother’s Day

I’m a mother. I have two little girls, 6 and 8 as of this writing. I love them very much and have no regrets about becoming a mother. My own mother and I rarely see eye to eye on anything, but I know she loves me and did her best. Neither of these are the…

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10 Reasons Women Might Not Say No

You owe it to yourself to understand better and stop thinking that rape is only rape if it’s forced through a No.

So, without further ado, here are 10 reasons people might not say no to sex they don’t actually want, and how to make sure you’re really getting true consent in each of these situations.