When it comes to consent, there are no blurred lines.
They didn’t say no”…
“We were drunk”…
“She was asking for it because of what she was wearing”…
“You need to be more assertive.”
We’ve heard these lines before. People use them as an attempt to blur the lines around sexual consent, place blame on victims, and excuse perpetrators from the crimes they have committed.
While those that use these lines may have fuzzy understandings of consent, the definition is crystal clear. When it comes to consent, there are no blurred lines.
Source @UN Women