C.M. Spivey

Facebook debates. We’ve all had them, we’ve all seen them. They often provide a nice little cross-section of everything that’s wrong with how people communicate about delicate and/or serious issues.

Today was no different for me. Yesterday I’d shared an article discussing sexism with high school boys, originally shared by a wonderful page called Creating Consent Culture by Providing Youth the Tools. The page is run by a Canadian teacher whose goal is to give teachers and students the curriculum tools they need to talk about sexual consent and non-sexual consent with kids as young as five, in order to create a culture of consent rather than one of rape. It’s really awesome, and you should all go like it.

Anyway. The article was re-shared by another friend of mine, who tagged me in it–and I ended up getting into a spirited debate with another woman. Here’s what…

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