Podcast: Consent and the #MeToo Movement – Smart Sex, Smart Love
“If you’re not comfortable to ask your partner during sex, “How are you doing? Is what I’m doing OK with you?,” then you’re not ready to have sex!” says this week’s guest, Dr. Laura McGuire. On this episode, Joe chats to Laura McGuire – a nationally recognized sexologist and consultant…
Episode 13: Dr. Laura McGuire on consent, trauma-informed practices and restorative justice
In this episode Courtney talks with Dr. Laura McGuire, sexologist, trauma-informed specialist, consent educator, and inclusion consultant. They talk about a controversial topic head-on – trauma-informed practices in Title IX cases – starting with the basics of what being trauma-informed means and ending with whether it is appropriate in campus cases involving sexual misconduct. Laura explains what a sexologist is, why consent is complicated, and the work she has done incorporating restorative justice in cases of sexual misconduct. She also shares interesting insight into her journey into this work and a fun fact we promise you will not see coming! If you are a Title IX Coordinator, Title IX Investigator, or a higher ed administrator, in general, this episode is for you.
Is Your Relationship Unhealthy or Abusive? Knowing When to Get Help and Get Out
The problem is that our culture has very distorted views of what constitutes an abusive relationship. We rarely discuss male victims, same-sex relationships, or the myriad of ways that abusers cause serious and real harm, many of which don’t involve physical abuse.
Effective Sexual Harassment Prevention- 4 things to do TODAY
From myths about false reporting, victim blaming, and common responses to trauma there are many strongly held misconceptions that are still widely prevalent in the workforce today. Many people who already feel defensive about sexual harassment as a topic will throw out these accusations in an attempt to discredit the urgency of reform.
Survivors are always listening. They hear your jokes and comments; they watch who takes these messages seriously in public and in private. You might think you “know” that your favorite male co-worker was never assaulted, or that your family member was never abused. But you don’t know. And you are being watched.
Many well-intentioned faculty and staff have tried to scramble and piece together some prevention education and training but often see poor results and little to no campus cultural shifts. Here are the top 3 reasons your Title IX training is ineffective and misses the mark