That One Time

Don't y'all hate when you relive an embarrassing moment? This happened to me this morning while I was driving to work. For some reason, I was reminded of a memory from 2011. I was a sophomore in high school, and I was enrolled in a French course for beginners. In this class, we picked out…

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manipulate verb (used with object), ma·nip·u·lat·ed, ma·nip·u·lat·ing.to manage or influence skillfully, especially in an unfair manner: to manipulate people's feelings. Here are a few things I've learned and my advice on what to do when you encounter someone with a manipulative personality. Things a manipulative person does: Knowingly does something hurtful towards you, but when in your presence acts as a confidante. Manipulative people usually have an agenda.…

My Consent Project (Paper)

It’s no secret that casual sex is becoming more and more accepted in today’s culture. Unfortunately, sexual assaults and nonconsensual sex are also still very prevalent in today's society as well. There is certainly more of an awareness of this subject which is has created a spotlight on the importance of acknowledging consent during sexual activity. Women and men are beginning to build a culture centered on consent.  This qualitative study researches the communication aspect of consent among young adults. This study draws from interviews regarding the communication behind consent of eight young adults. Major findings from these interviews indicated how the nature of the relationship, the timing of the conversation, and verbal and nonverbal messages are all critical factors when considering a conversation about consent. This study aims to help bring awareness to the importance of having a conversation about sexual consent with romantic partners.