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Tickled to to Consent: Teaching Little Boys that No Means No

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Tickling conveys incredibly confusing messages around consent, pleasure, discomfort, autonomy and agency to young children. Kids may ask to be tickled, but when they say to stop, or say no more, the tickling often continues. Sometimes tickling is used as a threat, although intended jokingly, it may be enacted as a form of punishment. This…

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Rob Lowe on Sending His Son Off to College

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As actor Rob Lowe is preparing to say goodbye to his son after dropping him off at college his freshman year, he asks himself, “When was the last time my heart was breaking?” An honest, humble, and emotional insight into one father’s experience with his son. – Brett Goldberg Read the article via Slate.

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The Conversation You Must Have With Your Sons

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In a speech in 1983, titled, “I want a 24-hour truce in which there is no rape,” radical feminist Andrea Dworkin hit the nail on the head of rape culture, “And the problem is that you think it’s out there: and it’s not out there. It’s in you.” 33 years later, the entire length of…

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