Author Vanessa Grigoriadis on sexual assault in college.

Regrettable Sex Isn’t Necessarily Nonconsensual Sex

Regrettable Sex Isn’t Necessarily Nonconsensual Sex

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
Aug. 24 2017 9:07 PM

America Is Weird About Sex

We don’t know how to talk about sex—or teach it.


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Listen to Episode 814 of Slate’s The Gist*:


Understanding sexual consent is complicated. Colleges are working to clarify this issue while also policing sexual assault. But when does this cross over into legislating feelings versus facts? Vanessa Grigoriadis helps us understand the current iteration of the sexual consent debate happening on campuses today. Grigoriadis is the author of Blurred Lines: Rethinking Sex, Power, and Consent on Campus.

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*Correction, Aug. 25, 2017: This post originally misstated which episode of The Gist this was. It’s Episode 814, not 813.

Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.