Educating Our Young Men About Rape

The current spotlight on campus sexual assault will no doubt raise awareness among college students of their legal rights and obligations. One hopes that it will also hold universities accountable for the social cultures they tolerate, if not create, on their own campuses. Read the complete article on Educating Our Young Men About Rape.

California Passes ‘Yes-Means-Yes’ Campus Sexual Assault Bill

(Reuters) – Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The measure, passed unanimously by the California State Senate, has been called the “yes-means-yes” bill. It defines sexual consent between people as “an affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity”. To read the complete article follow this link.

Change Agents: Naja celebrates women’s beauty and power

Catalina Girald sits in the middle of the world headquarters of Naja, a new lingerie company with manufacturing facilities in Medellin, Colombia.  Girald’s mission is to be an alternative to Victoria’s Secret, which commands half the $14 billion lingerie industry. While that brand trucks unabashedly in glamour and sex appeal, Naja (pronounced nah-yah) sells clothing inspired by the founder’s global travels and touts an underpinning of social consciousness to boot.  To read the complete article and watch a video please follow this link.