Tag: Consent is Mac

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Examining the role of Consent is Mac on campus

Most students are familiar with the campus aphorism “Consent is Mac.” However, they may be less familiar with the student-led campaign behind the phrase, which is part of the Health and Wellness Center. One of the organizers, Shannon Mahedy ’17, summarized the role of Consent is Mac, saying, “It’s a student-led campaign that started eleven…

Opinion

What is the point of Consent is Mac, again?

Although “Consent is Mac” t-shirts are ubiquitous on campus, we, the student leaders of the campaign, want to reaffirm the mission and components of the Consent is Mac initiative. We want to acknowledge the foundation of the campaign and what it seeks to establish. The “Consent is Mac” slogan does not imply that consent is…

Opinion

Regarding Consent is Mac

This year, I am not signing the “Consent is Mac” pledge. I don’t think consent is the most effective paradigm to reduce sexual violence, and I believe that Macalester can do better. “Consent is Mac” is part of a larger trend of presenting consent as easy. We’ve all read the think pieces and comics on…

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“SlutWalk: The Politics of Reclaming a Name” workshop on campus

“We can’t promote equal power when women are often faced with a variety of unfair and impossible sexual standards. I think, as a community, Mac is pretty advanced in these areas, but our society constantly bombards us with so much propaganda, often through the media, that it’s easy to internalize guilt and unhealthy perspectives on sex.”

Opinion

Faculty and Consent is Mac

You may have noticed a few of the librarians sporting Consent is Mac t-shirts yesterday and wondered why Macalester staff members were wearing the t-shirts that represent a student-led sexual consent campaign. To answer your question, after presenting at a Continued Conversations event, one of the librarians shared their strong connection to the campaign, and…

Opinion

Creating a larger discussion concerning Consent is Mac

As coordinators for Consent is Mac, we have to make decisions involving the campus culture. As involved as we’d like to be, we recognize the limitations of student-run campaigns, and we know it is difficult to represent all of the nuances and diverse experiences of consent on campus. To help combat our limitations, this semester…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

MACALESTER COLLEGE STUDENT GOVERNMENT MCSG gets familiar, introduces new community org Friday Oct. 17, from 11 a..m.-2 p.m. MCSG will host a “Cozy up with MCSG” event as a time to socialize and get to know current MCSG members. Fall beverages such as apple cider will be served. The SSRC is planning publicity for the…

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On the BEAT: What’s happening around campus and the region

HEALTH AND WELLNESS SEXY training begins, group run to Summit this weekend Health & Wellness Center events this week include the beginning of SEXY training, Macalester’s safer sex education program. These trainings are provided for all first-year floors. They will begin on Sunday and continue through October 4th. First-year floor RAs will have details on…