The Wesleyan Argus | Sex at Wesleyan: What Vanessa Grigoriadis ’95 Got Wrong
e, she seems to suggest that discussions of verbal consent cater to a need for comfort presumably bred into our generation through doting helicopter parents and childhoods filled with participation trophies. To the contrary, these conversations represent communication that is laughably uncomfortable at best and impedingly cringe-worthy at worst. A desire for explicitly negotiating pre-coital understandings reflects a loss of innocence and ignorance, not, as she claims, naivete. Indeed, these conversations are happening between us kids precisely because we have become more aware than ever of the consequences for both perpetrator and victim when communication around consent is unclear. For a generation known for our supposed laziness and slacktivism, this impulse to lean into hard conversations surrounding sex is something that should be commended rather than ridiculed.
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Research with DEVONthink, Zotero and Dropbox
Dropbox integration through the Zotfile plugin Zotfile enables me to simply keep the bibliographic information in Zotero, along with a link to the file in its Dropbox folder. The plugin also has other cool features such as automagically renaming files etc. using the bibliographic data. As a consequence, my files are not synched to the Zotero service either.
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november 2016
How Did Our Politics Go Insane? - Online Library of Law & Liberty
Jonathan Rauch of the Brookings Institution, a dear friend and one of the nation’s most insightful and thoughtful political observers, explains in a provocative…
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august 2016
Students Say Free Speech Is Alive, With One Big Exception - The New York Times
Students were more optimistic than other adults in the security of their rights. While 73 percent of students said their freedom of speech was secure, just 56 percent of adults did. (And 64 percent of adults said they believed that press freedoms were safe.)
wesleyan  free_speech  polling  2016 
april 2016
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