It is hard to believe that the concept of consent is still the least bit confusing to anybody. But unfortunately it still is to some people today, as is evidenced by the countless violations of consent that occur all over the world. I stumbled upon this analogy that has been making its rounds through social media. It’s a very interesting, fresh and clear way of analogizing what consent means.
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?
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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