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Imprints Project shares survivor experiences

Rebecca Edwards

April 26, 2018

On Monday, April 23, a small crowd gathered in the lobby of Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence as part of Macalester’s second annual Imprints Project: a student-organized ar...

Regarding Consent is Mac

The Mac Weekly

April 29, 2016

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 larg...

Kagins: Are they worth it?

October 3, 2014

Kagin dances are ingrained in Macalester culture. On Kagin weekends, the question isn’t, “What are you doing this weekend?” but instead, “Are you going to Kagin?” Kagin dances—notorious for their high levels of intoxi...

Bringing Sexy Mac! Consent is sexy; being intentional and clear with language is sexier

May 3, 2013

I care a lot about language. It may be because of my configuration of majors and a minor, or because I have worked and want to work in communications and marketing, or because one of my best friends is a linguist. For whatever re...

Bringing Sexy Mac! It’s not all whips and handcuffs: Thinking about consent in BDSM

April 5, 2013

On my way to work last weekend, I noticed a familiar sight. Stuck between the hands of a woman who sat across the aisle on the 84 bus, there was Fifty Shades of Grey, the incredibly popular erotic novel that includes sadomasochi...

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