We’re probably all guilty of using expressions that perpetuate rape culture at some point – it’s hard not to when they’re so ingrained in the way we speak. So let’s talk about what’s behind these phrases.
“Bisexual men are really just gay.” When a man who isn’t straight is dating a woman, myths like this one stigmatize both of them. Make sure you’re not adding to the stigma by falling for any of these misconceptions.
Once this author recognized these patterns, she realized she wasn’t a bad partner – she was being manipulated. If you spot these signs in your relationship, it may be time for you to consider this possibility, too.
When we hear the word “consent,” we usually think of sexual consent. But this author’s got some great points about why we need to practice better consent in other situations – and how to practice it well.