Author: Annie E. Clark
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Social Science
"Me too. It happened to me too." More than one in five women and 5 percent of men are sexually assaulted while at college. Some survivors are coming forward; others are not. In We Believe You, students from every kind of college and university—large and small, public and private, highly selective and less so—share experiences of trauma, healing, and everyday activism, representing a diversity of races, economic and family backgrounds, gender identities, immigration statuses, interests, capacities, and loves. Theirs is a bold, irrefutable sampling of voices and stories that should speak to all.
This invaluable reference text thoroughly examines the alarming epidemic of campus sexual assault, including a discussion of laws, high-profile cases, controversies, and proposed solutions. • Provides coverage of a timely topic that helps contextualize the issue by providing historical background and contemporary analysis of key events, laws, people, and controversies • Presents perspectives from individuals with firsthand experience with the issue of campus sexual assault, including a Title IX investigator, a college counselor, a sexual assault nurse, as well as community advocates and survivors • Explores strategies and changes that could serve to prevent assaults from occurring
Sexual assault on the campuses of universities and private schools appears to be on the rise. Alcohol and fraternities are easy targets, but the issue is much more complicated. Despite attempts made by administrators to define consent clearly, it can be a legal gray area. Students condemned by a school’s excessively broad definition of sexual assault can be branded rapists long after graduation. Victims must face their attackers on campus because administrators prefer to keep incidents out of the hands of law enforcement. Through balanced viewpoints, this powerful anthology addresses the complexities of an issue that has important social repercussions.
MILLENNIAL SEX EDUCATION is a volume of short stories that explore issues of consent, desire, and millennial sexuality. This version is appropriate for ages 16+ and is intended as an educational resource for individuals, partners, families, and communities. This first volume covers key themes of Consent, Trust, Fetishization, Trauma, Intimacy, and Respect. When young people turn eighteen, we are expected to have the knowledge and maturity to engage in our democratic society and sexual culture as independent adults. But there is no magic sex ed fairy who waves her wand and bestows this knowledge, this maturity! In the absence of much meaningful sexual education, we humbly present this resource in the hopes that it will foster the kinds of dialogue and learning that will constitute the foundation of this knowledge and maturity we hope young people will possess as we come of age and take the reins of our society. MILLENNIAL SEX is a vivid, gripping exploration of sexuality today. At times heartbreaking, at times cynical, at times enchantingly hopeful, this trilogy takes us into the minds and experiences of thirteen very different narrators as they engage with the sexual culture. We meet and experience MILLENNIAL SEX through these narrators, who are as varied in their identities and sexual interests as in their perceptions of the world they live in. We discover more and more about each character as the series unfolds, both through their own perceptions, and through the eyes of their partner. In this first volume of the MILLENNIAL SEX trilogy, I've Never Done This Before, we try something new with each of our first five narrators- whether it's losing their virginity, trying something taboo, or engaging in digital cruising- each of these new experiences changes each person's perceptions of their self and their sexuality. Too often the moments that shape who we are exist in the unspoken shadows, in the quiet space of our inner being, unnoticed and unresolved. These are the moments we explore through the perspectives of our narrators, through their hopes and fantasies, traumas and desires; through things they've never done before. Experience the erotic and intimate moments of a generation with MILLENNIAL SEX.
MILLENNIAL SEX is a volume of short stories that explore issues of consent, desire, and millennial sexuality. This volume explores key themes of Consent, Trust, Fetishization, Trauma, Intimacy, and Respect. MILLENNIAL SEX is a vivid, gripping exploration of sexuality today. At times heartbreaking, at times cynical, at times enchantingly hopeful, and always gloriously erotic, this series takes us into the minds and experiences of thirteen very different narrators as they each develop from a state of sexual dissatisfaction or naïveté to sexual maturity through several key sexual experiences. The varied and unique intimate moments they each create for themselves allow each character to discover a partner who in turn helps them understand their own desires and sense of self. We meet and experience MILLENNIAL SEX through these narrators, who are as varied in their identities and sexual interests as in their perceptions of the world they live in, and we discover more and more about each character as the series unfolds, both through their own perceptions, and through the eyes of their partner. In the first volume in the trilogy, I've Never Done This Before, we try something new with each of our first five narrators- whether it's losing their virginity, trying something taboo, or engaging in digital cruising- each of these new experiences changes each person's perceptions of their self and their sexuality. Too often the moments that shape who we are exist in the unspoken shadows, in the quiet space of our inner being, unnoticed and unresolved. These are the moments we explore through the perspectives of our narrators, through their hopes and fantasies, traumas and desires; through things they've never done before. Experience the erotic and intimate moments of a generation with MILLENNIAL SEX. In the first story, we meet Erin, a young woman who is ready to taste what college has to offer during her visit to campus, where she meets Quinn, a young man who eroticizes the sexual dynamics of domination and submission he sees in internet pornography. Erin and Quinn consummate a matter-of-fact attraction with surprising maturity and open communication about safe words and the nature of consent. Next, we follow J, a college sophomore and masculine black lesbian as she pursues Cata, a gorgeous freshman who is her lab partner (and the girl of her dreams). She happens to be what Cata is looking for as well, and a sensual and deeply intimate first sexual experience celebrating the awakening of female sexuality unfolds between them. The next story is about Brett, a professional gay man who turns to soliciting casual sex on a hookup app for the first time to regain his sense of power after the conclusion of a long relationship with a powerful closeted politician. He meets Tom, a mature Silicon Valley techno-futurist executive who challenges his understanding of power, sex, and even death as the two enact a problematized, self-aware sexual scene of racialized fetishization and domination. Our fourth story is told by Jaime, a perfectionist high school senior and virgin seeking to escape the constraints of her judgmental parents through an ongoing hook up buddy relationship with classmate Ian. Ian rapes Jaime, sexually traumatizing her and leaving her with even more questions about her own sexuality and desire. This piece is graphic and disturbing, and we choose to include it as an unflinching commentary on the pervasive sexual violence experienced by far too many. The final short in I've Never Done this Before is narrated by Michael, a Taiwanese American grad student at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. Michael has secured his intellectual hero, renowned philosopher Dr. Miriam Lenard, as the faculty advisor to his research, and the charmingly intimate intellectual relationship between the two develops in ways that cause both of them to rethink their understandings of gender, desire, sex, and betrayal.
Author: Arlene N. Weisz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 2009-05-05
Genre: Political Science
Arlene Weisz and Beverly Black interview practitioners from more than fifty dating violence and sexual assault programs across the United States to provide a unique resource for effective teen dating violence prevention. Enhancing existing research with the shared wisdom of the nation's prevention community, Weisz and Black describe program goals and content, recruitment strategies, membership, structure, and community involvement in practitioners' own words. Their comprehensive approach reveals the core techniques that should be a part of any successful prevention program, including theoretical consistency, which contributes to sound content development, and peer education and youth leadership, which empower participants and keep programs relevant. Weisz and Black show that multisession programs are most useful in preventing violence and assault, because they enable participants to learn new behaviors and change entrenched attitudes. Combining single- and mixed-gender sessions, as well as steering discussions away from the assignment of blame, also yield positive results. The authors demonstrate that productive education remains sensitive to differences in culture and sexual orientation and includes experiential exercises and role-playing. Manuals help in guiding educators and improving evaluation, but they should also allow adolescents to direct the discussion. Good programs regularly address teachers and parents. Ultimately, though, Weisz and Black find that the ideal program retains prevention educators long after the apprentice stage, encouraging self-evaluation and new interventions based on the wisdom that experience brings.
Author: Amber J. Keyser
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books ™
Release Date: 2019-03-01
Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
Soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein became public in late 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, opening up an explosive conversation about rape culture around the globe. In the US, someone is sexually assaulted every 98 seconds. More than 320,000 Americans over the age of twelve are sexually assaulted each year. Men are victims too. One in thirty-three American men will be sexually assaulted or raped in his lifetime. Yet only 3 percentof rapists ever serve time in jail. Learn about the patriarchal constructs that support rape culture and how to dismantle them: redefining healthy manhood and sexuality, believing victims, improving social and legal systems and workplace environments, evaluating media with a critical eye, and standing up to speak out. Case studies provide a well-rounded view of real people on all sides of the issues.