Reflecting on Our Sexual Pasts Through the Lens of #MeToo

52 min
at 9:00 AM
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The accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at age 17 sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a high school party is the latest in a string of #metoo stories that have many people examining their own sexual encounters. Has the #metoo movement caused you to see some of your early sexual experiences in a different light? Do you now regret your sexual behavior at a high school party, or on a date? In this hour, we’ll discuss how increased awareness about consent and sexual assault affects our understanding of our own histories and how and why rape culture persists.

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Guests:

Peggy Orenstein, contributing writer, New York Times Magazine; author, "Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape"

Dr. Lynn Ponton, child and adolescent psychiatrist and professor, UCSF; author, "The Romance of Risk" and "The Sex Lives of Teenagers"

Sheerly Avni, writer and editor; wrote a Facebook post about "Things I Saw in High School and Didn't Call Sexual Assault"

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