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1.29.2014

Hump Day Presents: Ask Me Underwear

1.29.2014


Would you wear underwear that says "Let's Talk About Sex"?  What about a pair that says "No Means No"?  Based on a movement from over a year ago called "Pink Loves Consent", where people believed that Victoria's Secret was promoting consent-driven underwear.  In reality, this movement was started by the group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, not Victoria's Secret.  There was so much confusion and a bit of disappointment when people learned that they could not purchase these and help support the cause.

One person decided to change that.  A college student from Canada decided to start producing the underwear.  Amulya Sanagavarapu began a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds in hope of selling the underwear to the interested public.  She calls her project, "Feminist Style" and explains that by putting feminist/consent driven messages to the public, it provides an alternative to the current culture.

While underwear isn't seen by everyone, given it's location on the body-- it could serve as a useful reminder about consent.  For those engaging in sexual activity, it could serve as a reminder to check in with a partner.  It can also help to educate... or be a conversation piece... albeit, a pants-less conversation, but still- learning can take place in the most randomness of places and times, right?

For more information about this campaign, check out her Kickstarter page.

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