You have to wonder what we’re teaching young women about consent…

when the main character of a tween supernatural romance says shit like, “Girls need to be swept off their feet, and asking permission is just…just…old-fashioned. It’s not spontaneous enough. It doesn’t scream passion. It screams old fogy. If you have to ask, then the answer is…no.”

This is in response to a young woman being asked by a man she’s basically known all of two weeks if he could kiss her.

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2 Responses to You have to wonder what we’re teaching young women about consent…

  1. Alex Hurst says:

    Well, that’s no good. =/ There was a debate recently about this on a forum I’m a part of… well, it was more about the death of chivalry, but yeah. People have to ask, man or woman, imo.

    • mattmarovich says:

      Honestly, I think the easy answer is if you’re a person who understands consent and people’s boundaries, and respects that, that if you think you should ask someone if it’s ok to kiss someone then you probably don’t know them well enough to kiss them without asking them.

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