Interview with Fritz Parker

Interview with Fritz Parker

The other day we had the pleasure of being able to do a quick interview one of Party With Consent’s past contributors, David (Fritz) Parker. For those who don’t know Fritz, you can check out his profile on the PWC Contributors page! He has done some incredible work for Party With Consent in the past and we’re grateful for getting the chance to work with him. How did you first get involved with PWC? As part of a blogging project for a crowdfunding startup, I had the occasion to interview Jonathan about his experience in a student pitch competition. I dug the idea of Party With Consent, and was instantly wanted to help out. What does PWC mean to you? PWC means bringing the message of sexual violence prevention to the people. It means breaking down the barriers between activists and everyone else, and fighting the assumption that people who care about preventing sexual violence are anti-fun, anti-men or anti-parties. If you could have any substance come out of your belly button, what would it be? Water. Water is good. юбки оптом регистрация торговых марок киев юридическое сопровождение...
Party With Consent Represented at The Feminist Dialogue’s #TheHive

Party With Consent Represented at The Feminist Dialogue’s #TheHive

On November 15th, alongside co-facilitator author of “Man Alive” Thomas Page McBee, Party With Consent founder Jonathan Kalin co-facilitated a riveting conversation about masculinity. During the dialogue Kalin mentioned, “I see my work with Party With Consent as asking more questions than giving answers. Specifically with masculinity, I tend to ask questions as simple as ‘What does it mean to be a man?’ or when prompted, ‘Why is that ‘manly’? We pick up so many ideas about gender subconsciously through cultural norms, the media, and our peers that most struggle to remember where, when or how they learned these definitions. I’ve found this to be a more educative starting place than telling men about male privilege or sexism.” #TheHive meets monthly and you can learn more about it and The Feminist Dialogue at their website (http://www.feministdialogue.org/). Check out this article in the New York Times to learn more about McBee’s book “Man Alive” (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/16/books/review/man-alive-by-thomas-page-mcbee.html?_r=0) женские юбки оптом реєстрація торговельної марки юридическое обслуживание...
Party With Consent Founder Keynotes My Sister’s Place Luncheon

Party With Consent Founder Keynotes My Sister’s Place Luncheon

On October 30th in Purchase, New York, PWC Founder Jonathan Kalin shared the stage with 3-time Gold Medalist Swimmer and Title IX Civil Rights Attorney, Nancy Hogshead-Makar at the My Sister’s Place Luncheon. In front of a crowd of over 350, Kalin shared his story creating the Party With Consent movement dating back to when his father died suddenly in a car accident when he was 12 years-old. Kalin explained, “After my father died, I subconsciously learned a lot about gender. I saw my mother debunk every myth that a widowed woman needs a man to complete her and had to learn what it meant to be a ‘man’ on my own.” At the end of the event, Kalin shared that every person who made a donation to My Sister’s Place would get a Party With Consent tank in return. The response was overwhelmingly positive with volunteers running out of certain sizes of the tanks. To learn more about the event check out this article in the Mount Vernon Inquirer (http://www.mvinquirer.com/my-sistersamprsquo-place-hosts-annual-fall-luncheon-ampldquoimpactamprdquo.html). купить юбки оптом регистрация торговой марки в россии юридическое обслуживание...
Party With Consent in the October issue of Seventeen Magazine

Party With Consent in the October issue of Seventeen Magazine

Party With Consent has been featured in Seventeen Magazine! In a two page-spread amongst other men-led sexual assault prevention campaigns, reporter Lisa Freedman recounted the story of Party With Consent’s creation. In the article, PWC founder Jonathan Kalin was quoted, “It’s not about guys being heroes, or women being helpless. Men commit the majority of sexual violence, so we must do something to hold each other accountable.” Interested in having Kalin, or another Party With Consent team member, speak at your campus or high school? Reach out to us on our “Contact Us” page. optnow.com.ua регистрация торговых марок регистрация тов...
When the consequence of rape culture is not rape

When the consequence of rape culture is not rape

By: Jonathan Kalin In building Party With Consent, I’ve heard from hundreds of amazing people who share their stories of when their consent was broken. While the majority of these end in some type of sexual assault, many of them don’t. Let me explain. A couple of years ago, a friend told me about an experience when her drink was laced with LSD. Unbeknownst to her at the time, she thought she was going crazy. She spent time with therapists and ended up transferring schools. She was never sexually assaulted. Or the story my friend told me about when she wanted to go on a conference to Paris and when asking her boss for permission, he explained she could only go if she wore “red hot pants”. She said no and wasn’t sexually assaulted by her boss. Or the stories of my friend who had to book group meetings with her boss because of the somewhat ambiguous advances he made towards her in one-on-one meetings. She stuck with the group meeting strategy and her boss left her alone. At times, discussion around preventing sexual assault leads to paralysis: “This happens behind closed doors, what can we do?” “We have to wait for the government/administration to do something.” “I can’t even start to understand how this is happening!” But the reality is rape culture is all around us and starts with objectification from very early development. When we begin to generalize those who are different from ourselves, we start thinking of them not as humans with unique emotions, feelings, and experiences, but rather objects or less than human. And when...
What the new California “Yes means yes” bill means for college students

What the new California “Yes means yes” bill means for college students

By: Jonathan Kalin As the leader of a sexual assault prevention group in college, I facilitated many discussions with my peers on the ways we think about sex, gender, and consent. One of our favorite discussion tools was called “The human barometer”. An activity where a facilitator would read a statement and all those who agreed would stand on one side of the room, all those who disagreed stood on the other side of the room and all those who were somewhere in the middle stood…somewhere in the middle! The statement “Consent is a verbal yes” would always have some students go towards disagree. Responses ranged, “You could be in a long-term relationship and don’t need to take things step-by-step,” or “You can read verbal cues and decide from there,” or in worst cases “It’s the girl’s job to say no, I go until she says no.” While the first two responses are true, we would remind students to always err on the side of communication. However, the last remark represented a fundamental flaw in the way we think about sexual consent. It’s this idea of sexual consent that we need to shift. Sex should not about be about “not getting raped”, it should be about enjoying yourself fully with all parties involved. Imagine if you go to a causal party, you’re not constantly going around alerting everyone of what would be a breach of your consent to ensure your own safety – you simply expect safety. As little as two years ago, I said that sexual consent is a verbal practice which involves a conversation made me out...