A Gates Foundation employee told the Times she felt uncomfortable when Gates asked her out. Gates also met his wife of 27 years, Melinda, at work.
An op-ed from SFGate this month suggested the kiss between Prince Charming and Snow White during Disneyland's ride was non-consensual.
"Just as we've had to check-in at the coffee shop to keep people safe, is there a way consent can be confirmed or documented?" he wrote in an op-ed.
NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller has defended his suggestion of a consent app to help deal with sexual assaults. At a press conference, he responded to backlash over his suggestion and pointed to the pressure already on the courts. “Perhaps it’s also an avenue to try to bring clarity and […]
"Ask the cutie before touching the booty" reads one pair of consent underwear by Ella Fairon, who drew all the designs in the Assk First collection.
A controversial sex scene in “Bridgerton” continues to stir up debate on Twitter. The scene shows Daphne getting on top of Simon so he can’t use the pull-out method. Intimacy coordinator Lizzy Talbot said the scene “created a great conversation around consent.” Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Warning: This […]
California Assembly Bill 453 would make stealthing a crime punishable by law if passed. Stealthing refers to the act of removing a condom without your partner’s knowledge or consent. While it is a known form of sexual assault, no existing state or federal laws prohibit stealthing. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that most Americans don’t understand the importance of asking others for consent, learning their boundaries, and respecting those boundaries. Anecdotal reports of close-contact greetings and refusals to wear face masks have left people feeling unsafe around friends and family, the people who are […]
Between 1997 and 2014, over 1,000 women were forcibly sterilized in California prisons, most of them Black. “Belly of the Beast,” a documentary that examines the hidden campaign, made its television debut on Monday night on PBS. The film’s director Erika Cohn follows survivor Kelli Dillon, who was sterilized at […]
On Tuesday, Justice Minister Alex Chalk said an old legal defence in England and Wales known as the “rough sex gone wrong” defence will be banned later this year. It’s been used to get lower sentences since 1972 – acts of violence are framed around victim’s supposed desire for things […]
A model known as Ephrata who appeared in the music video for “Watermelon Sugar,” called Harry Styles a “consent king.” Ephrata spoke to fellow model Aalany McMahan over Instagram Live, and McMahan said: “He was very huge on the consent.” After being told to touch Ephrata’s hair, Styles paused and […]
Cuddle parties are intimate gatherings where strangers meet, practice consent, and enjoy human touch. There are some hosted in San Francisco, a city with a long track record of bucking social norms and celebrating innovation – in technology, sex, intimacy, or otherwise. The events are non-sexual, and while they may […]
Touch adjustments, which involve a yoga instructor using touch to move a student into correct form, are part of most yoga classes. The New York Times recently sparked a conversation about the role of touch adjustments and consent in yoga. David Emerson, director of the Centre for Trauma and Embodiment […]
“Revenge porn” is the act of non-consensually sharing explicit photos online. It has been an increasing concern for public figures, especially women. Rep. Katie Hill is the most recent example. She resigned after her nude photos were leaked online. Experts say calling it “porn” is misleading. It’s actually a high-tech […]
Miley Cyrus responded after a video went viral that showed her being grabbed by an unknown person while in Barcelona, Spain. She took a video of a report from “Inside Edition” and “The Talk” and included a tweet about consent. “She can be naked. She CAN’T be grabbed without her […]
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), a period dedicated to highlighting the prevalence of sexual assault and educating people on how they can prevent it. INSIDER reached out to representatives from anti-sexual violence organisations to better understand how people can provide support to survivors of sexual assault. […]
A 27-year-old man was found not guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl in Cork, Ireland, earlier this month. Before the ruling was made, defence barrister Elizabeth O’Connell noted that the girl had been wearing a lacy thong on the night in question. Women have criticised O’Connell’s comments and said clothing […]