The Vermont Cynic

How to take control of your sex life: reflect and repeat

How to take control of your sex life: reflect and repeat

Izzy Abraham

December 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Sometimes a hookup happens so quickly that we don’t take the time to reflect. I think it’s important now more than ever that we, meaning everyone, reflect on our sexual encounters. It’s important to maintain healthy self-talk, to reflect often and to reflect on ideas other than sex and romanc...

UVM community talks about consent

UVM community talks about consent

Lindsay Freed and Lee Hughes

December 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Every day, students on college campuses are having discussions about consent and its role in their lives. Coming from different backgrounds, many students have varying opinions on education about consent. UVM defines consent, as a person’s willingness to engage in a specific sexual act or form of sexual conduct. When talking with students, Sarah ...

Mandated reporting issue

Mandated reporting issue

Staff Editorial

April 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

For some people it’s a friend, others a family member, sometimes a professor.  We all have someone we trust in our lives who we can turn to with issues or concerns. But when is that person legally obligated to share those conversations with law enforcement? As mandated reporters, all faculty, s...

Coercion is not consent: the dialogue following the Aziz Ansari scandal fails

Madeleine Cary

January 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

It started with women sharing their stories of sexual harassment and assault with #MeToo. The Time’s Up movement focused on the insidious sexual harassment in Hollywood. It has been painful, but also legitimizing, to see perpetrators brought to justice. Harvey Weinstein. Matt Lauer. Kevin Spacey. Wome...

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Consent is not sexy, but it is mandatory

Lily Spechler

March 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Since it is such a hot topic on college campuses, I can say with certainty that everyone has heard of the word “consent.” By The Free Dictionary’s definition consent means “permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.” Generally, I have noticed that consent i...

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