Consent is Crucial

BDSM has been in the media a bit more than usual recently thanks to the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey. While it’s great to see it being talked about more, Fifty Shades is not the greatest example of safe BDSM practice. I won’t go into too much detail, but there’s a lot of information on…

Love Hurts But Not This Much

During the Grammy Awards, President Obama appeared in a video in which he prompts musicians to end the violence against women because they have the power to set an example and change others’ viewpoints. He says more than one in five American women have been a victim of rape or attempted rape, and more than one…

To Teach Students about Sexual Abuse, You Have to Teach Them about Sex

Last month, Bitchtopia published an article on “The Importance of Making Sex Education…Sexier,” in which nataliebri shared some very vital information on sexual education curricula throughout the country, including: Even though 80 percent of U.S. adults support comprehensive sexual education, and even though 86 percent of the decline in teenage pregnancy can be attributed to…

A Poem on Witnessing Domestic Abuse

An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. Domestic abuse is a terrible epidemic that harms not only the women being abused, but the children and family members who have to witness this horror. Witnessing domestic abuse has been a driving force in my life, and poetry…