I honestly think we need to change the way people think of rape, before California's law will really work. We need everyone, no matter their age or gender, to get on board and realize exactly what rape is. But, in case, you missed it above, I'll tell you again: If there's no consent, it's rape.
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Many a single woman falls into the trap of waiting around for a man to escort her through life. Can we all agree to stop doing that? Yes? Good. To rev that life-lovin' engine up, we've compiled a list of Very Important Things you should wait for no man, fellow, gentleman, or lad to do. (And if you're better with company? Call us - we make great BFFs.)
Now that the "hookup culture" is on the rise, it's hard to remember the days when people took dating seriously. From one night stands to casual flings, hooking up has pretty much become the norm. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with having a good time, but I have to admit that I miss getting concrete signs that the guy I'm seeing is genuinely interested without having to turn into Sherlock Holmes just to figure out what he's really thinking. For some reason, there's a major disconnect between our parents' generation of dating and how we approach the game today.
I've been having a lot of conversations on looks and fashion with my ten-year-old daughter recently. She is not only at the age where she is beginning to notice these kinds of things, but is also standing on the edge of puberty and interest in boys. It is a very tricky time to say the least. So when a friend suggested the blog prompt 10 Things I Know to Be True, I decided to dedicate this post to her.
An open letter to Zelda Williams from someone who understands.
We asked a few ladies their thoughts on their first time. Was it awkward like the majority of loss of virginity stories? Painful and bloody? Or something gloriously unforgettable. Here's what they had to say.
The '50 Shades Of Grey' trailer got a creepy mashup with 'Frozen' ... and an Oscar prediction. What the what?!
This week, Smart (not Elizabeth Smart-Gilmour actually) took to another podium to not only talk about the human trafficking crisis and sexual abuse, but just how important law enforcement, health care professionals and social workers are in not only getting justice for victims, but getting them the necessary support they need to go back into the world. The conference held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota was to bring to light the human trafficking trade that has been on the rise due to the increased amount of oil workers in the area. Estimation puts human trafficking at a billion dollar per year business, and one that all of us can help prevent through education and awareness.
It might be horrifying to think of a 10-year-old having sex, but it happens — and they need to be prepared.