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Expert chat: Enthusiastic Consent & Conditional Consent (Wed 21st February)

Hey everyone!

On Wednesday 21st Feb at 6.30pm, Sarah our expert, will be running an expert chat about Enthusiastic Consent and Conditional Consent.

Sarah is the co-founder of Scarlet Ladies, a community of women with the aim to destigmatise and normalise the conversation around female sexuality.

Suffering from post traumatic stress disorder after experiencing a number of traumas, including rape, Sarah is reclaiming her body by engaging in bodybuilding and powerlifting. Taking back control of her sexuality, she is currently remaining abstinent. Working and campaigning with other women for the sexual empowerment of women has been an integral part of her healing journey.

Come along and join us! Find out more here
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Vanilla features: have your say

As we move to our new boards software, Vanilla, we'll have a few new features at our disposal. We're keen to hear what you all think about them, so head here to have your say over how we'll use (or not use) some of the new features. Fill out the form before Wednesday the 21st to tell us your thoughts and have the option of joining our testing team!
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The Great Boards Migration

Great news! We're moving to new discussion boards software. Head here for the full announcement.
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Post of The Month

One-in-a-million is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Just a bit of fun here if you could create an advent calendar what would you put in it and why.

For me you would still get chocolate 😆😆
But inside each door is a task for the day. Something that includes you helping/talking to others, doing something festive and spreading Christmas cheer
For example

1. Tell your parents/carers you love them
2. Say hello when passing an OAP (that might be the only thing someone says to them all week)
3. Watch a Christmas movie
4. Help someone in need e.g put some spare change in a charity box, buy a warm drink for the homeless person who sits on the corner, dothe washing up ha ha ha😂
5 make hot chocolate
6. Visit your grandparents (if you donít already) They will more than likely love to see you.
7. Sing a Christmas song with a friend
8. Dress up in something Christmasy when you do your shopping.

You get the idea 😂😉 my reason for this is to get people in the mood and understand what Christmas actually means.

What would yours have and why."
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  • About this forum (Politics & Debate)

    This is the user guide to Politics & Debate,
    but you should also remember the
    registration rules you agreed to
    when joining these boards.

    Welcome to Politics & Debate!

    This corner of The Mix is a place to exchange opinions on pretty much anything you have an opinion on. Whether it's politics, something you've seen in the news or an issue that means a lot to you, this is the place to talk about it.

    There are a few things worth bearing in mind:

    1. Debate pretty much covers everything

    There's a huge variety of issues that can be covered by the idea of debate, not just things some people assume to be 'politics'. If what you want to talk about is something that matters to you and something you'd like other people to discuss as well, then it's worth making a thread about it.

    2. Introduce what you'd like to talk about

    Always good to start with an overview of what you'd like to talk about. Doesn't have to be an essay, often the thread title itself will almost cover the issues, but a few lines can help get across exactly what's on your mind.

    3. Links help

    Often it's a news story that starts people of thinking about a particular issue. If that's the case with what you want to talk about then include a link so people can get up to speed with you quickly.

    4. Your own opinion matters

    As with any of the other sections here at The Mix - your own opinion on a subject makes a huge difference to the way people read threads. It helps frame a debate and it helps other people to understand why a thread has been started. So when starting a thread it's worth just saying a little bit about how you feel as well. Don't worry about having to say too much - they'll be plenty of time to expand on ideas later on.

    5. Not everyone will agree with you

    Hands down, there ain't a thing in the world everyone agrees with. Bear in mind that the point of starting a debate is to hear different views - so be prepared for others to disagree and show a different perspective. That's the good bit of the boards. Of course if it steps over into insults, as sometimes happens, let a moderator know through the report post button.

    Have fun!

    If you are new to The Mix boards
    Head to our Start Here section where you'll find a load of useful info on what this place is about and how to get started. Our New? Read this first! thread is a great first step.

    Questions/suggestions/corrections? Get in touch
    We're Aife, Mike and Emma: the staff team here at The Mix.
    If you have any questions about this place, feel free to
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