On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

What was that? I asked myself that question after each interaction with my former manager. Was it sexual harassment or was it merely inappropriate workplace flirting? I thought it was sexual harassment in the sense that if I was a male employee, he would have undoubtedly treated me differently.  He wouldn’t have commented on my … Continue reading On Aziz Ansari, Assault, Affirmative Consent and Uncertainty

Stupid Question of the Week and My Answer: “In the Wake of Weinstein, Men Ask If Hugging Is Still Okay.”

This is just about the stupidest article I have read all week: Is hugging still okay? In the wake of Weinstein sexual assault accusations, men ask: What is acceptable to women and society now? Sigh. Not today Satan.  Not today. So apparently there are men who are now suddenly wondering how to respectfully treat another … Continue reading Stupid Question of the Week and My Answer: “In the Wake of Weinstein, Men Ask If Hugging Is Still Okay.”

26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

Required reading.  There are some gems here: “As a black woman raising brilliant, handsome, talented young black men, I am cognizant of my responsibility to them and their future. My husband and I stress the importance of their having to walk an even straighter line than their white counterparts. A lesson that is heartbreaking and … Continue reading 26 Of The Most Important Articles By People Of Color In 2016

“What is the Meaning of a Woman?”: Rape Culture and the Mind of a Rapist

*Trigger Warning* The following piece contains graphic descriptions about sexual assault which may be triggering to survivors. “Many people grow up thinking girls are less important than boys.  And because she is less important, you can do whatever you like with her.” – Sheila Dixit, Delhi Chief Minister (1998-2013), in her explanation for the prevalence of rape … Continue reading “What is the Meaning of a Woman?”: Rape Culture and the Mind of a Rapist