With the fierce momentum of the #MeToo movement, it has become clear that the conversation around consent is in the process of major evolution. For the first time in modern history, consent is being brought to the forefront of social awareness and society is outraged at what has been uncovered in regards to boundary-crossing, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.
We are entering an era where society is collectively saying that it’s no longer ok to turn a blind eye when it comes to boundary-pushing and boundary-crossing and we are collectively calling for change. Because consent has not been a topic that our society has had an open and honest discussion about in the past, we are currently finding our footing with these issues. We can no longer assume that everyone knows ‘the basics’ when it comes to consent, respect, and boundaries. It is clear that there is a vital need for more consent-based education overall. We, as a society, need to start learning, teaching, and sharing fundamental ideas to encourage respectful behavior.
The Consent Guidebook provides a practical, easy-to-follow framework that offers practical advice for establishing boundaries and respecting the boundaries of others, complete with illustrations of consensual and non-consensual scenarios. Over 30 Sex Educators, Health Professionals, HR Managers, Civil Rights Leaders, and Thought-Leaders have contributed their own consent advice, stories, and ‘aha’ moments to this book to offer a variety of perspectives. Topics covered include: The Basics of Boundaries, Digital Consent, The Assumption of Consent and the Pop Culture Connection, How To Have Productive Consent Conversations, and Holding Others Accountable, Enthusiastic Consent with Sex, Survivor Support, and more.
Together, through consent-based education, we can find solutions that will lead to more respectful interpersonal interactions, and ultimately lead to the betterment of society.