I didn’t realize it would be so hard to be queer after I got married. Seems like it should have been obvious to me, right? Marry a heterosexual cis-man, turn in queer club card, do not pass go, still collect hundreds of dollars of apparently-straight privilege. Is that how it has to be?
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Mimi Arbeit is a doctoral student in Child Development at Tufts, focusing on adolescent sexuality and sexual health. She started the Sex Ed for Young Adults project at the Moishe Kavod Jewish Social Justice House in Brookline and is involved in various other projects to provide youth and young adults with culturally transformative sex education. Follow her @MimiArbeit and at her blog, sexedtransforms.blogspot.com.
I love guerilla feminism. And I love that this group of feminists from Baltimore used online guerilla feminism to critique Victoria's Secret and promote consent. And I’m not the only one who loves this stuff! I love the celebration of consent. I love the celebration of bodies. I love the way in which the campaign directly connects the concept of consent to our bodies—by putting it on underwear—showing that to touch my body, you need my consent.