Vanessa K. Bohns: Weinstein jurors must differentiate between consent and compliance – which research shows isn't easy
Did the women accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault consent to his sexual advances of their own free will, or were they coerced?
It is perfectly consistent to be deeply critical of the economic and gender inequalities that give rise to sex work, and still advocate for sex workers. The way to deal with cognitive dissonance is to tilt your head a little.
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for Mayra Solis, Rosanna King, Kavitha Sreeharsha, Rafia Hussain Across the sprawling green of lawn commemorating another Dias de Los Muertos, pink crosses stagger the walk for the murdered women … Continue reading →
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