Sex & Consent: It's Time To Go Beyond The Rules
A decade after Jaclyn Friedman co-edited the seminal book “Yes Means Yes,” which redefined consent, she writes why we must move past simple codification.
But on the way to codification we’ve replaced some of the old rape myths with this new one: That consent is just a hurdle you have to clear in order to Get The Sex.
Real consent requires us to be genuinely vulnerable.
When we talk about “consent education,” we have to go way beyond a skit at college orientation, and focus on emotional literacy.