Watch feminist writers and activists Jaclyn Friedman and Naomi Wolf debate the sexual assault allegations on Julian Assange on a recent Democracy Now. Their unfinished discussion highlights the confusion and lack of clarity on how to define consent for many. Friedman rightfully suggests affirmative, continual consent is required for consensual sexual activity. Check out her book Yes Means Yes! for a sex positive approach to a world without rape.
The political, reactionary context of Assange’s situation must make any fair case even more challenging for the two women who’ve accused him.
Read more from Jaclyn Friedman about the realities of rape and why allegations should never be swept under the rug.
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