In Canada,the Supreme Court ruled against the idea that an unconscious woman can give “advanced consent”. However, it was not a unanimous decision, as three of the judges thought this:
The three dissenting justices argued that it would further women’s right to autonomy to create a new doctrine of “advance consent,” so that unconscious women can have “sexual adventures.”
Thanks guys! Glad to know someone out there cares about my right to have “UNCONSCIOUS SEXUAL ADVENTURES”. BECAUSE I WOULD BE SO AWAKE AND COGNIZANT AND THEREFORE HAVE FULL CONSENSUAL PARTICIPATION IN AND ENJOYMENT OF SAID “ADVENTURES”. Who are these people and how do they become judges?
Three Food Not Bombs Activists were arrested in Orlando for feeding the homeless because…? Seriously, if you can tell me why this is should be an illegal activity, I’ll… probably call you a fascist.
TRIGGER WARNING for transphobia:
Andrej Pejic, androgynous Aussie model, makes FHM‘s 100 sexiest women list. FHM has since apologized. Pejic was also the subject of another incident of heteronormative panic when Barnes and Noble censored his Dossier cover under the assumption that it was obscene. (I’m using a male pronoun here because as far as I’ve seen in interviews Pejic identifies that way, but please let me know if I’m wrong). Pretty sure I’ve seen the same amount of skin on every shot of a woman’s body on Cosmo, Maxim and GQ, and no one’s censoring those.
A new report has been released detailing the experiences of trans inmates. It’s pretty comprehensive and devastating.
Have y’all seen Rhianna’s new video? Personally, I love it, and think it’s a complicated, painful, nuanced and intense discourse on rape culture. Here are some great articles that say why better than I can.
For your dose of awesome today: This Australian senator calls out sexism like a total badass.