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There seems to be a lot of confusion around what constitutes consent. No might mean no, but what happens you never hear it?
What if we radically changed the way we defined consent, and the securing of it? What if instead of fixating on whether or not someone is clearly saying ‘no’, we prioritised instead the message that they are definitely saying ‘yes’?
It’s called affirmative consent, and it’s gaining popularity at college campuses across America (a demographic in which 1 in 5 women currently report having experienced sexual assault).
This session aims to radically change the way teens view sexual interaction. By shifting the focus onto affirmative consent and sex with an expectation of dignity, we can positively disrupt attitudes that lead to assaults and mistreatment.
In a patriarchal structure that prioritises the ideas and actions of men, the Official Woman acts as the chief of police against all other dissenting women. Perhaps you’ve met her – she’s the woman who claims to have no female friends; who sides with men in every situation rather than women; who laughs at the […]
Poor body image is the curse of the teenage girl, and if we aren’t careful these demons can follow us into adult life. But how can we silence that critical voice inside our heads and learn to love ourselves just as we are? This session will use positive reinforcement and pop culture imagery to challenge […]
If the media is a portal through which we see the world, how does the conspicuous absence of women and their voices skew how people experience the world around them? The statistics of gender representation in the media and pop culture are very revealing. For example: Only around 20-30% of visible mainstream media roles are […]