Speakers Bureau

The Ethics and Erotics of Sexual Consent: What Men Who Stand Against Sexual Assault Stand For

This lecture develops new perspectives for date rape prevention education aimed at men. As opposed to approaches that blame and shame men, it explores more effective ways to infuse into the culture of masculinity an appreciation of the need to adopt an explicit affirmative consent standard for sexual conduct. What are the surprising roots of male resistance to more ethical codes of sexual conduct? How can men be mobilized to promote gender justice and safety in erotic encounters?