Monica Lewinsky’s Vanity Fair essay examines her Clinton affair in light of #MeToo, and asks long-overdue questions about consent and power disparities in sexual relationships.
So if the truth of ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy is not that women want to be beaten, or that mistreating women is okay so long as they agree to it, what is it?
The sexual revolution promised that hookups, casual encounters, and short-term relationships would be enjoyable and liberating, but they often result in misery and exploitation.
‘Enthusiastic consent’ is just another way of telling problematic women they’re doing things wrong by lecturing them on how to have politically correct sex.
Consent is not a strong or clear enough concept to be the lodestar of sexual ethics. Currently overflowing tales of regret-filled hookups prove women and men both deserve much more.
Straight men should not be intimidated into dating men who imagine themselves as women. As human beings we simply don’t have that right.
The demand for HIV privacy as an entitlement will create a scenario of predatory behaviors, recklessness, and ruined lives. Gay and bisexual men will be at a higher risk.
It seems we may be willing to reflect cheerfully on a man’s reminiscence about being sexually abused when he was 13, simply because the man in question is gay.
If Christian’s character weren’t ludicrously rich and visually appealing, this movie would be a dark thriller, not a romance.
As we move into an age in which basic concepts of morality vary widely, we need arguments against sex for pay that do not merely appeal to moral authority.
The sexual revolution has so skewed our perspectives that undesirable gray areas like drunken hookups have become a matter of everyday life for some women. This is the real rape culture.
If a student throws her arms around her boyfriend and kisses him without his permission, even if she has done this dozens of times before, she has violated affirmative consent policies.
If a woman regrets and later reports consensual acts—BDSM or not—as rape and it comes down to her word against his, then he will lose.
Everyone already knew college kids were over-obsessed with sex. But universities don’t have to encourage them to ruin their lives.
A new sexual consent law in California has Progressives pushing for a return to the kind of sexual arrangements they decry as regressive.
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