Because apparently in 2017, this still needs to be said. I’ve been dealing with a non-consent issue this week and it has been harrowing. Someone I thought was a friend compromised my safety and my privacy. I am putting this up as a reminder that consent matters. Because you matter. People will belittle you and make you feel like you’re not going to be taken seriously or believed. If you’re a person of colour in Australia, you’ll likely be used to feeling like you’re less than. You’re not. You deserve better. Things can get better. There are better people in the world and they’ll be there for you, the way my good friends were for me. Grief and pain and manipulative people are unfortunate facts of living on this earth but they don’t have to dominate your life or your headspace. Seek hope and healing and kindness and good human beings and beautiful experiences. They are out there. #con#consenters #consentculture #consent #itgetsbetter#qtpoc#woc
"If you're a girl, you have to play the game. You're allowed to be pretty and cute and sexy. But don’t act too smart. Don’t have an opinion that's out of line with the status quo. You are allowed to be objectified by men and dress like a slut, but don’t own your sluttiness. And do not, I repeat do not, share your own sexual fantasies with the world. Be what men want you to be, but more importantly, be what women feel comfortable with you being around other men. And finally, do not age. Because to age is a sin. You will be criticized and vilified and definitely not played on the radio." "Fuck it, I'm a different kind of feminist. I'm a bad feminist." ~Madonna 📷: @swangelsmith#intersectionalfeminism#madonna#metoo#mybodymychoice#consentmatters#bethechange#smashthepatriarchy
CONSENT IS SEXY: The Pussy Power Hour is back next week. Tune in as @gigiengle and @allwecannotsay answer YOUR questions on consent.
With the recent media coverage surrounding Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others, NOW is the time to talk about consent and its role in female empowerment. What is it? Why does it matter? And how do you demand it/ask for it?
NY - Mon, Dec 4, 7pm
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*Mini Rant, I'll get back to memes after this* (On the second one, it should say "person" instead of "woman", anyone with a hole can be raped) 🤔😒🙄 I cannot believe that people old enough to use the Internet don't know what fucking rape is. I've looked up the definition several times, and nowhere does it mention anything about marriage. It's not the 1800s - being married doesn't give anyone the right to their partner's body😒 This is some entitled bullshit - if this woman were my family, I would smack the shit out of that man (rapist). #rapeisrape#consentmatters#entitlement#cmonnow#WeCanDoBetter#juststop#feminist#feminism#female#speakingmymind
New blog post of kid's books we use to talk about the important and everyday concept of Consent. Link to blog in bio. 💖 📷 : @annagannonyoga
The big thing you're missing, #GarrisonKeillor is the idea of CONSENT.
#consentmatters Flirt with people who WANT to be flirted with. You've been married three times and you have had numerous mistresses, so apparently even you can find someone who wants your flirtatious attention.
A woman stands before a panel.
On the panel are two buttons.
One is simply labeled help. The other is labeled silence.
She contemplates her options.
She desperately needs help.
She pushes the help button.
She pushes it again, and her eyes tear up.
Again, nothing happens.
Desperately she slams her hand down on it.
And is surprised by speech that comes over a speaker.
Her pleasant surprise is shattered as the voices cruelly admonish her.
"You deserved it" they scream!
The constant stream of tirades ends as she reaches up and pushes the silence button.
She didn't realize that she had fallen to her knees, broken.
She looks through tear laden eyes over her shoulder.
A line of women stands to the horizon.
She stoically picks herself up, ready to do her best.
To do what she can.
The next girl steps up, maybe twelve, maybe fourteen.
The woman whispers;
"Be careful, that one is broken". Art: Pablo Picasso: The Blue Nude Poem: @scomfort73#feminist#intersectionalfeminism#survivor
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‘Consent is simple and everyone understands it.’
Working as lead-coordinator for King’s Diversity&Inclusion, means part of my job is managing our social media. That single comment effectively dismisses any and all victims of sexual harassment and undermines an issue which affects countless individuals; consent. -
Sure, consent isn't the most interesting of topics. At first, I didn’t fully understand what it meant, simply because I had never been told. However, then I was subject to a sexual assault, where I had been incapable of consciously responding. In that situation, my friends failed to intervene because they didn’t know how to respond or understand that I DIDN'T WANT what was being done to me
The long term impact of that assault was horrific, I struggled to trust people, no longer felt comfortable going to club events, which was awful because previously, dancing had been a huge part of my life. -
Whenever I look back to that event, I always end up thinking: I wish someone had known how to intervene in a situation like mine.
And that’s why consent matters. -
Consent must be given by choice, by someone who has the freedom and capacity to make that choice
I wouldn’t describe myself as an overtly politically correct person. That being said, the #met#metoo and #con#consentmatters campaigns are SO much more than the ‘victimising of women playing the blame game for attention’ as Petronella Wyatt suggested on #metoothedebate. Not only is that stereotyping because sexual harassment can committed by anyone and can happen to anyone, it misses the point entirely. -
We need to challenge core attitudes and inform all students, of what consent is and isn’t. King’s are changing that by delivering interactive events such as the #metoo panel, the online #consentmatters course& Active Bystander training.
1 in 3 students experience sexual assault. Consent is important because, those statistics are real individuals with real scars left behind.
Find out more information&advice at https://itstopshere.kcl.ac.uk/ -
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“But the lessons girls learn when they’re young about setting physical boundaries and expecting them to be respected last a lifetime,” she added, “and can influence how she feels about herself and her body as she gets older.” https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/22/style/girl-scouts-hugs.html?referer=https://www.google.com/