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Rape And Consent Explained In 7 Simple Comics By Alli Kirkham
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Rape And Consent Explained In 7 Simple Comics By Alli Kirkham

One of the most controversial points in the modern discussion of rape is consent – by failing to communicate, rapes can sometimes occur without the rapist even understanding what they’ve done or why the victim feels the way they do. Comic artist Alli Kirkham helped clear the question up with a series of 7 comics that illustrate sexual consent issues with everyday situations that are easier for everyone to understand.

For most, the word “rape” conjures up images of shadowy hooded figures sexually assaulting people at night. Violent criminals don’t concern themselves with consent, which covers the uncertain ‘grey area’ that many people are confused about. According to RAINN, an anti-sexual-violence organization in the U.S., 47% of rapists are the victim’s friend or acquaintance and 4/5 of assaults are by someone known to the victim. Men and women need to educate themselves about consent to avoid crossing each others’ boundaries without even knowing it.

More info: Tumblr | Twitter (h/t: upworthy, everydayfeminism)

1. You are staying until it’s done

2. You said I could have it once

3. You said you liked it

4. You said you wanted it

5. You are my wife and it’s your duty

6. You owe me

7. You are asking for it

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DianePeters
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7 years ago

Putting it all in another context to point out the absurdities. Genius.

John Fay
Community Member
3 years ago

Every so often, when yet another incident (Gillette ad) of implying all men are guilty of the actions of a few (for the purpose of diminishing men, in the name of power), I'm reminded of this condescending 'control your inner rapist' screed. So glad it's still up.

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misguidedFer
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so accurate. I can't stand the idea some women go through sexual situations like this.

clint baker
Community Member
1 year ago

There is never a time when rape is ok. And no woman wants to be raped. However, when an attractive woman decides to go in public in a pair of daisy dukes, showing buttcheeks, a bikini top that barely contains her breasts, she is inviting attention from someone. When she gets attention from a male that she isnt attracted to, its rape. When she gets the same attention from someone who she deems a suitable sexual partner, all is good with the world. I apologize for human nature. But there is a difference between dressing up for a night on the town, and dressing to attract a man. Are there honestly women who believe they should be able to go in public with most of their bodies exposed, and not have SOMEONE, have a sexual thought about them? They just dont like it when its not the one they WANT to show interest.

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NickySoto
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7 years ago

Sadly true...

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DianePeters
Community Member
7 years ago

Putting it all in another context to point out the absurdities. Genius.

John Fay
Community Member
3 years ago

Every so often, when yet another incident (Gillette ad) of implying all men are guilty of the actions of a few (for the purpose of diminishing men, in the name of power), I'm reminded of this condescending 'control your inner rapist' screed. So glad it's still up.

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misguidedFer
Community Member
7 years ago

This is so accurate. I can't stand the idea some women go through sexual situations like this.

clint baker
Community Member
1 year ago

There is never a time when rape is ok. And no woman wants to be raped. However, when an attractive woman decides to go in public in a pair of daisy dukes, showing buttcheeks, a bikini top that barely contains her breasts, she is inviting attention from someone. When she gets attention from a male that she isnt attracted to, its rape. When she gets the same attention from someone who she deems a suitable sexual partner, all is good with the world. I apologize for human nature. But there is a difference between dressing up for a night on the town, and dressing to attract a man. Are there honestly women who believe they should be able to go in public with most of their bodies exposed, and not have SOMEONE, have a sexual thought about them? They just dont like it when its not the one they WANT to show interest.

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NickySoto
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7 years ago

Sadly true...

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