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Ladies Sexy Film League

On Valentine's Day or any day: "Ask Me"

Check out this fun new short from my fellow Lady's Sexy Film League member, Nancy Schwartzman. She's the woman behind the new documentary The Line and its outreach campaign to end rape and sexual assault.

One of The Line's fab interns Carmen Rios did a post on Feministing about the video "Ask Me" and the campaign's goals. Top of the list?:

...asking activists and survivors everywhere the same question: "where is your line?" We're hoping to use that model to inspire people everywhere to set and respect boundaries, be open and communicate with their partners, and ask for consent in all kinds of sexual situations...

...The fundamental vision of THE LINE Campaign is to create a culture where people are comfortable talking about their own sexualities, whether they're single, hooking up, dating, or married. The longer we delay talking about sex, relationships, and even sexual violence, we continue to repress the sexualities of all people everywhere.

What do women want for Valentine's Day? The Line gals say: "Dialogue and respect, and to be asked" which is true whether you're sexually active or not. And I say chocolate is always nice, too.

Defining the Age of Consent

Fancy Nancy is a fellow-member of the Ladies Sexy Film League, a group of NY Filmmakers doing films on female sexuality (stay tuned for tshirts!). She's blogging on issues around consent and just posted this interesting item:

According to Tony Alamo, a recently arrested evangelical preacher living in Arkansas, PUBERTY is the age of sexual consent.

What is it with these Biblical compounds and their obsession with marrying off children? Is that really the most salient message they can dig up in the Bible? It's also interesting that the definition of consent here has only to do with the age in which an adult can force a child into marriage/sex. Nothing to do with actual choice or consent.