Consent analogies, deconstructed

What’s your favorite analogy for consent?  Borrowing $5?  Drinking tea?  Lending someone your car?  All of these analogies have become popular online.  In “There Has To Be A Better Way To End Rape Culture” Anna Hundert discusses how these descriptions both succeed and fail to capture the problems at the heart of rape culture. These exchange-based analogies for consent, she explains, focus on rape as a sexual act that happens to be lacking consent, when it is truly an act of sexual violence.  A thought-provoking commentary.

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