Comprehensive Consent

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How drunk is too drunk?

Hey Reader, How would you answer the question, "How drunk is too drunk?" I often see teachers try to handle conversations about substance use and sex by either: (1) avoiding the subject, (2) telling their students not to drink/do drugs and have sex, or (3) drawing some line (regarding type of substance, amount of substance, consciousness of people, behavior of people, relationship history, etc.) that they believe will keep everyone safe. But here's the thing: (1) Avoiding the subject teaches...

2 months ago • 7 min read

Hey Reader, Did you know it takes six hours to become Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certified through The Red Cross? The certification is good for two years. Presumably, The Red Cross believes that after six hours of training, you are prepared to act in the case of an emergency. But let me tell you, as someone who’s completed this certification twice over the years, I’m nowhere near equipped to handle an emergency CPR/AED or First Aid situation. And I’m not alone. Through an informal...

almost 3 years ago • 3 min read

Reader, I’m a Trader Joe’s fangirl. I know, I know, who doesn’t like TJ’s? But I truly believe my love of this grocery store is next-level. It’s not just their snacks I love, it’s the way their business reflects consent values. Here’s what I mean: In most stores, I’m on high alert. Are they gonna overcharge for blueberries? Is the price on the bright yellow sales tag just 10 cents lower than the original? Does “5/$5” mean I have to buy five or are they just trying to get me to spend more? I...

over 3 years ago • 4 min read
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