As U.S. states like Alabama, Kentucky, and Georgia are passing laws restricting abortion and gearing up to challenge the Roe v. Wade decision in the U.S. Supreme Court, I look on from north of the border with dismay and disgust. I have never had an abortion, but as a woman my reproductive health should be … Continue reading My body is my own
When it comes to sexual interactions, it seems like the notion of consent should be pretty simple – yes means yes, no means no, easy peasy, right? Except obviously it's not that simple for a disturbingly large number of people, which begs the question how have we gotten it so wrong as a society that … Continue reading Why don’t more people understand consent?
A couple of years ago I was thinking about applying for a nursing job with a sexual assault support team, so I decided to learn more about the body's fight/flight/freeze response to trauma such as sexual assault. What I found out was really interesting, and it's been brought to mind lately reading about fellow bloggers' … Continue reading The neurobiology of traumatic fight/flight/freeze