California’s College Sex Consent Law

The law stipulates that a person must communicate an “unambiguous yes” to sex and further states that someone cannot give consent if they are drunk or unconscious. This should be obvious, but we know from looking at the statistics that it is not, and there are plenty of assaults against women that occur under these circumstances. Continue

Can You Hear Me Now? Listening Skills

Studies show that many of us spend 70 to 80 percent of our waking hours engaged in some form of communication. Breaking it down further: we spend about 9 percent writing, 16 percent reading, 30 percent speaking and 45 percent listening. Studies also find that most of us are quite lacking in our listening skills. Why are so many of us so bad at listening when we do so much of it? Continue