Consent It's Simple as Tea

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:11
Submitted by Carlin Ross

Thank you, Lawrence Lanoff, for including this video in your FB newsfeed.

Consent is simple.  Somehow and for some reason we make it seem difficult.  But when you break it down - like how we go about making someone a cup of tea - it all falls away and things are so straightforward. 

The real reason consent is so hard to understand in our culture is because women aren't seen as independent or equal.  If women aren't paid dollar for dollar with men, then why would you need their consent for sex?  And if they can't choose when to become mothers then why would they choose when to have a penis inside their vagina? 

It really is a slippery slope.  Consent is about equality. I love this video.

Tea and Consent from Blue Seat Studios on Vimeo.

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Tue, 11/17/2015 - 10:35

Loved this cartoon. I believe that it's originally based on a blog piece by DinosaurPirate at the following:

This analogy is brilliant!

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Wed, 11/18/2015 - 10:45
Betty Dodson

Thanks Lawrence for finding it and Carlin for posting it. The truth can be so simple for such a complex sexual situation. "No thanks! I just had tea, but I'd love a glass of water."