Aaaaah, New Year’s Eve. The night to celebrate everything that happened in the past year, and make
body-shaming, semi-self-destructive pledges resolutions for the coming new year. Sounds familiar, right? Lots of champagne (in my case, vodka and pizza), and as par for the course in this rape culture, plenty of “drunk bitches in short skirts are asking for it” commentary and safety tips. I’m sure someone in your life has told you to “be safe.” Watch your surroundings. Pour your own drinks. Use the buddy system. Yada, yada, yada.
Screw all of those tips. This the and only safety tip from yours truly at SLC Feminist: DON’T RAPE ANYONE THIS EVENING (don’t rape anybody ever, but this is a holiday-centric post).
Here are some ancillary tips for people asking themselves what rape is:
1. Don’t try to have sex with someone who has been drinking.
2. Don’t try to have sex with someone who has taken drugs.
3. Don’t try to have sex with someone who is sleeping/passed out.
4. Don’t try to have sex with someone who doesn’t want to hump you senseless. Enthusiastic consent feels the best, folks.