The Perfect Way To Explain Consent To Men Who Just Don’t Get It

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“I don’t get how rape is so hard to understand for some men. But, if you put it like this, they get it.”

In all honesty it’s a little difficult for me to understand why it’s even necessary to explain that no means NO. It’s really not a difficult concept to grasp that sex must be consensual. But sadly there are still many men who just don’t get it.

It doesn’t matter what the woman wore or how drunk she may have gotten. No woman is asking to be violated without clear consent. Period.

Yet somehow there are still people in this country who have trouble understanding what is and what is not acceptable and why.

But I found a very smart woman on Twitter who explained consent absolutely perfectly. Nafisa Ahmed made an analogy using money to make her point crystal clear. She explains consent better than I’ve ever seen it explained.

Personally I think that every man should read this thread. Even though it’s true that most men really do understand and respect this boundary, there are still far too many who don’t. And the truth is, there are also many women who don’t understand their own rights. So for all of us these words are important.

My hope is that we all also share this thread with young men and women. Because this really is a brilliant way to explain consent so that everyone can understand. And if young people can get a firm grasp on this then maybe the next generation won’t have to live with the rape culture their parents suffered.

 

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Mindy Fischer

Mindy Fischer

Mindy Fischer is a lefty-liberal, freelance political writer. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.
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