The link above is of Amber Rose (model, actress) having a conversation about consent with Tyrese (singer, actor) and Rev Run (former rapper, reality star)

There is NO WAY that you can watch that video and claim that rape culture does not exist. This is exactly what’s wrong with society (one of the many things really). The fact that anyone could believe that they have the right to someone else’s body, because they like the way it looks is ridiculous. Yes, I know that it’s not all men and sadly, sometimes it is women too. It really sickens me that people continue to think this way and that celebrities perpetuate this behavior.

In the video, Tyrese tries the say that a man’s “need” to grope a woman stems from a “signal” between the man and the woman…that is absolute bullshit and is really just trying to make the excuse that men can’t control themselves. I repeat…BULLSHIT! You’re an adult, you are responsible for your actions.

And for Rev Run to say “dress how you want to be addressed” that’s also bullshit. I think that men are attractive in suits, but does that men that I can just walk up to them and rip of their suit? NO. Why? Well, because I’m a good person and not a freaking monster. I respect other people’s personal space and I’m not an idiot. The courtesy of respecting a person (and their body) should be extended to the woman in the club wearing a tight dress or short skirt. Unless someone tells you that they want to have sex with you, you do not get to make the assumption that they do. And let’s not forget that Rev Run has THREE DAUGHTERS and the oldest two don’t always dress modestly….

As Amber Rose said, it does not matter how far you take it. If one second you’re all for it, and then you change your mind, that means no. If you are hot and heavy and in the moment and then you decide to stop, that means no. If you are 2 seconds away from having sex and you suddenly realize that it’s not what you want, that means no. No means no whether you like it or not. And you do not have to physically say no in order to mean it.

For anyone who still needs a little clarification, I leave you with this video: - this link is a wonderful explanation of the concept of consent.

Published by Rae Coleman