Consent is an important topic to learn about and there is always more to learn. We continue to define what consent means to us and each other. There are also a lot of different situations that have never really been modeled for people. The purpose of the Consent Made Simple series is to provide examples of positive examples of consent being properly observed from a variety of different situations and viewpoints. These scenarios apply to any person of any gender.
We find ourselves in a club with music going and people dancing. One person approaches another to ask them to dance. When the other person politely declines, they offer to buy them a drink. This offer is also politely declined so the first person wishes them a good night.
An important piece of respecting consent is giving people their space after they say no. This is particularly important for people with who we have no prior relationship to. The person declining doesn’t need to justify or offer reasons for their refusal. Sometimes we may wish to know them but we don’t have the right to pressure someone for their reasons.
Learn More About Consent
The discussion around consent is continuing to evolve and change. Society, in general, is developing a stronger understanding and acceptance of the importance of consent but there are still many people that feel lost. Even those who feel like they know everything they need to should keep their mind open to learning more about consent. It’s also really important that we all have a really solid foundation of the basic principles of consent and how they should be applied. Our Consent Crash Course is available to anyone wishes to solidify their foundational knowledge on this important topic.
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