What Is the Appropriate Way to Handle Rejection?

The news cycle this past week has been dominated by multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations against film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein. Many women in the film industry—including big names like Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie—have stepped forward to share their own stories of sexual coercion and inappropriate behavior. What’s saddest of all… Read more »

Introducing the new Unequal Partners!

(Editor’s note: Kirsten deFur, the editor of the new, soon-to-be-released edition of Unequal Partners, introduces us to her the new manual below.) I am absolutely thrilled to have had the opportunity to be the editor for the 4th Edition of Unequal Partners: Teaching About Power, Consent, and Healthy Relationships. The original manual, published in the… Read more »

What’s coming up new at the CSE?

The CSE has a few new projects in the works, and this morning I’m just too thrilled by all of them to let my excitement go un-noted. So, in no particular order: A new edition of Unequal Partners! A new edition of Streetwise to Sex-wise! A brand new, never-before-seen manual on sexual orientation! Let’s take these… Read more »

Known unknowns

My training yesterday with Bill Taverner on Unequal Partners was just fantastic. The attendees are engaged, talking, and diving deep into the issues in this manual. My favorite conversation came at the end of the day, after we had wrapped up the content. I asked people to finish the sentence stem: “I feel…” Words that… Read more »

How I learned to protect myself, how we teach our young people to do the same

Image from Kristin Schmit (https://www.flickr.com/photos/giraffecereal/5486705109/in/set-72157626169897314/) Today and tomorrow I am training with Bill Taverner on Unequal Partners , so while my mind is here, I’m going to discuss my favorite two lesson plans in this manual. Because I seem to enjoy putting together small tables of contents recently, here’s what’s coming: first a refresher on… Read more »