Teaching consent, not segregation, is the answer

Sidestepping for the moment the most obvious flaws in that approach (same-gender abuse happens, too, and gender is more and more understood as fluid, not fixed), there is nothing about this approach that is healthy or productive. I might not have the answers to all of society’s woes, but I am quite certain that more fear, suspicion and gender-based disdain isn’t it.

…The answer to sexual assault isn’t gender segregation.

…Teaching consent starts early. Really early, and has very little obvious connection to a healthy sex life. Teaching consent starts with the basics. …You want to pet that sweet dog on the sidewalk? Well, first you must ask permission. You want that other child to play with you? Well, if they don’t want to, that’s just the way it is.

Mainewhile: Teaching consent, not segregation, is the answer – The Forecaster

Amen!

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