Consent: Not actually that complicated

Originally posted on rockstar dinosaur pirate princess:

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A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn’t complicated?

Consent.

It’s been much discussed recently; what with college campuses bringing in Affirmative Consent rules, and with the film of the book that managed to make lack of consent look sexy raking it in at the box office. You may not know this, but in the UK we more or less have something similar to ‘affirmative consent’ already. It’s how Ched Evans was convicted while his co-defendant was not – and is along the lines of whether the defendant had a reasonable belief that the alleged victim consented. From the court documents it appears that while the jury felt that it was reasonable to believe that the victim had consented to intercourse with the co-defendant, it…

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Testing SlideJoy’s App

Hey Folks: It’s time to search for ways to bring in more money. Because of all my health issues, I’d like to do it while conserving the most energy I can. To that end, I’m testing out a new app called SlideJoy. With this app, ads are on your phone when you go to open it.

The best part is that you get paid whether you look at the ads (swipe left) or not (swipe right and open your phone).

Here’s what my earnings look like so far:

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I’m not exactly sure why the earnings get divided up like they do. So I went on the hunt. Here’s what I found:

1) According to this article, you earn more money if you sign up through Facebook. Wish I knew how much more, and whether it was worth it to give them access to all my friends information. If it’s just a matter of a few cents, then no.

2) Depending on the article you read, the CEO says that people get paid either around $3/month or between $5-15.

3) There’s a 3 month wait period to get your money the first time. After that you get paid monthly.

4) SlideJoy doesn’t work outside the United States.

 

I’ll keep reporting back so you can trace my earnings along with me. In the meantime, if you want to give it a go yourself, SlideJoy can be downloaded here.

When The Boys’ Room Isn’t Safe For A Boy

Originally posted on Raising My Rainbow:

My son is six and a half years old.  He’s been potty trained with nary an accident since exactly his third birthday.

Last week, in his first grade classroom, he peed his pants.  He sat in his urine until the dismissal bell rang.  His pants were soaked and cold when he got out of school.  He was uncomfortable and he smelled.  He didn’t want anybody to know.  It was his secret.

He started crying in the car.

“I’m so ashamed of myself,” he said over and over again.  Tears rolled down his face, even though he willed them not to.  He couldn’t hold them back.

Come to find out, my son — with his long auburn hair, pink and purple fitted clothes, feminine backpack and wrist full of rainbow-colored loom bracelets – is terrified to use the boys’ bathroom at school.

photo 1On his first visit to the boys’ bathroom, he…

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