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How 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent

How 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent
In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped. Here are her words, from the transcript of her appearance on Sean Hannity's show: "I don't think that we should be telling women anything. I think we should be telling men not to rape women and start the conversation there with prevention." Image from "Hannity." So essentially — instead of teaching women how to avoid rape, let's raise boys specifically not to rape. There was a lot of ire raised from that idea. People assumed it meant she was labeling all boys as potential rapists or that every man has a rape-monster he carries inside him unless we quell it from the beginning. But the truth is most of the rapes women experience are perpetrated by people they know and trust. But what does teaching boys about consent really look like in action? Like Upworthy on FacebookThis magical button delivers Upworthy stories to you on Facebook: This is brilliant:

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