Some of y’all might remember that back in the fall, a Phi Kappa Tau fraternity brother from Georgia Tech made national headlines when he sent the rapiest email ever to his frat email list. Entitled “Luring Your Rapebait,” the email listed off the “7 E’s of Hooking Up.” If you want to read them, you can here, but I’d advise against it, as it’s pretty damn misogynist and degrading toward women.
In response, I wrote a piece for the Good Men Project that called the dude in to consider the implications of his email while putting forward the “7 A’s of Hooking Up.” Eventually the Huffington Post even picked up the piece and ran with it.
Wel,l when I was in New York City last fall, the incredible Fivel Rothberg (who I profiled in my 7 Men Who are Transforming Masculinity piece) and Martyna Starosta had the idea to film a short piece about the 7 A’s of Hooking Up, so working with their colleague Abe Vazquez, they shot and edited an amazing little video about consent! Check it out!
I’d love to hear your thoughts and reactions in the comments! I tried to parallel my 7 A’s with dude’s 7 E’s, but in doing so, it surely left out a few aspects of consent. What would you add?