We at Speak About It definitely think that consent is sexy. And apparently, we aren’t the only ones.
Police Scotland recently launched a campaign called We Can Stop It, which aims to educate and empower men about consent. Big, strong rugby guys are already pretty sexy, but big, strong rugby guys who ask for consent and understand how that conversation changes with alcohol? Swoon.
A New Zealand group called Who Are You recently released a video (you can catch a shorter, four-minute version, too) about bystander intervention, which encourages everyone to keep an eye out, including bartenders, friends, roommates, and even strangers. According to them, “it’s not about being a hero – it’s about doing something small.” We absolutely agree.
And you may have seen the Missoula poster campaign to engage and empower bystanders.
This conversation is global, what are you doing to participate?
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.