Woman perfectly explains consent with a simple analogy
Alice Brine, a comedian from New Zealand, just did an incredibly good job of explaining something that is widely regarded as a gray area -- consent.
She posted an analogy on Facebook that is gaining a lot of attention -- for a good reason.
Warning: The post below contains some lewd language.
"I'm gunna start going home with random very drunk guys and stealing all of their shit. Everything they own. It won't be my fault though... they were drunk. They should have known better. I'll get away with it 90% of the time but then when one brave man takes me to court over it, I'll argue that I wasn't sure if he meant it when he said 'no don't steal my Audi.' I just wasn't sure if he meant it. I said 'Can I please steal your Gucci watch?' He said 'no' but I just wasn't sure if he meant it. He was drunk. He brought this on himself," she wrote.
Brine broke down a typical cliche used in cases against women who are assaulted -- the concept that they were "asking for it" because they were drinking or wearing revealing clothes -- and totally flipped the script.
She said, basically, if people can prey on women for being dressed in a sexual way, then anyone can rob men for being dressed like they are rich.
It's definitely an interesting take on a hard-to-discuss topic.
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