16 Days of activism: Consent is like making a cup of tea

Have you ever offered anyone tea or coffee? Understanding their response is quite simple. It is the same for consent to have sex. I think this video from Thames Valley Police is brilliant, it is simple but very clear. If you can understand tea, you can understand this!

Original wording on Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess, the Thames valley one is just minus the swearing
In South Africa we have a very high rate of crime against women and children, especially sexual crimes. The 16 days of activism runs from 25 November to 10 December and aims to raise awareness about crimes against women and children. In the light of ignorant people like the Zimbabwean president’s wife Grace Mugabe, saying that wearing tight clothing and mini skirts invite rape, we have a lot of work to do. We have to fight this idea that the woman has done anything wrong. Like in the tea video, you have to ask. And nothing about the way someone dressed excuses not asking first, and they may even change their mind after saying yes.

What are your thoughts on consent?

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