Ever heard of the term "GRAY RAPE?"
Prompted by a controversial COSMOPOLITAN magazine article published in September (read it here) investigating what is believed to be a new form of date rape, Cosmopolitan hosted a dialogue at NYC’s John Jay College last week to discuss the impact and meaningfulness of “sex that falls somewhere between consent and denial.”
Neil Irvin, National Director of Men Can Stop Rape’s Men of Strength Club, and other panelists strongly refuted the notion of "gray rape." In attendance was Cosmopolitan’s editor-in-chief as well as the writer of the article, Laura Sessions Stepp, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the Washington Post.
Read Stepp’s article, "A New Kind of Date Rape" before viewing coverage of the panel discussion from the New York Times blog City Room and the Metro, which includes quotes from Neil Irvin’s primary violence prevention-based perspective.
We believe "gray rape" lessens men’s accountability while pointing the finger even more strongly at women. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section...
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