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From our friends, The 21st Century Monads

Over the course of the next few months, we’ll release further songs from our new album “Interlocutor”.  We are very excited with how things have turned out, and we think that you are really going to enjoy the album.
As always, we’ll release free versions of the songs in .mp3, itunes .m4a, and .ogg formats at semi-regular intervals as the semester progresses.

But if you can’t wait until the remaining songs are released, you can purchase the entire album now…To buy the album make a donation to the charity of your choice in the amount you think is appropriate, send us an email at 21stcenturymonads [at] telling us, and get a secret download link to get the album.

Dear media: Please call “non-consensual sex” what it really is

According to the CBC, “Saint Mary’s University in Halifax is promising disciplinary action after a frosh week chant glorifying underage sex with girls without consent was posted online.” Read the rest of their story, Saint Mary’s University frosh chant cheers underage sex, here.

I’m outraged both at the students and their chant and at the media for the way they’re talking about it. Non-consensual sex is rape, isn’t it? Please call it what it is.

You can also watch the video, and hear journalists again use the phrase “non-consensual sex” here at the Globe and Mail.

UPDATE: Salon does a better job, emphasis mine. “Consider this your humorless, offended feminist scolding of the day. Student leaders at Halifax’s Saint Mary’s University are being disciplined after an Instagram video posted on Monday revealed them leading an orientation week chant extolling the joys of sexual assault. And disciplined they should be. The brief clip shows a crowd of students, male and female, chanting, “SMU boys, we like them young. Y is for your sister. O is for oh so tight. U is for underage. N is for no consent. G is for grab that ass.” And W is for WTF?” See here for more.