New Rape Culture Term ‘Stealthing’ Popularized By Forward 50 Winner by the Forward

New Rape Culture Term ‘Stealthing’ Popularized By Forward 50 Winner

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Alexandra Brodsky, the anti-rape culture activist honored in this year’s edition of the Forward 50, has been garnering national attention with a recent study on a “rape-adjacent” practice known as “stealthing.”

In a paper for the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Brodsky described the practice in which a man secretly removes his condom during intercourse without the knowledge of his partner, exposing the other person to sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy.

Brodsky, who has been a lead advocate for the enforcement of federal anti-sexual assault regulations, argued in the paper that the law should treat the practice as a form of sexual assault.

After study was released, it earned the attention of numerous media outlets and has spurred anew a conversation about sexual consent and relations between men and women.

Brodsky just finished her law studies at Yale, and is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. She writes at as a columnist.

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Daniel J. Solomon

Daniel J. Solomon is the former Assistant to the Editor/News Writer at the Forward. Originally from Queens, he attended Harvard as an undergraduate, where he wrote his senior thesis on French-Jewish intellectual history. He is excited to have returned to New York after his time in Massachusetts. Daniel’s passions include folk music, cycling, and pointed argument.

Forward 50’s Brodsky Gets Attention On Stealthing Study

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