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Woman Explains Difference Between Rape And Consent In 5 Tweets To Men Who Still Don’t Get It
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Woman Explains Difference Between Rape And Consent In 5 Tweets To Men Who Still Don’t Get It

Even though it’s easy enough for most of us to comprehend, there are sadly still many people out there who don’t understand the difference between rape and consent. Because of this, Twitter user Nafisa Ahmed decided to break it down in a way that everybody can understand.

“I don’t get how rape is so hard to understand for some men,” she wrote in the first of a series of tweets. “But, if you put it like this, they get it.” Ahmed then goes on to explain the difference using a super simple and effective analogy involving a purse and some money. While it’s pretty sad that she even has to do this, we’re certainly glad that she did. Let’s just hope everybody takes note.

More info: Twitter (h/t)

Twitter user Nafisa Ahmed used a simple analogy to explain the difference between rape and consent

The internet was quick to respond to her tweets

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Michel M. Prins
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am ashamed to hear that so many of my gender still lack the knowledge of understanding the difference between consent and rape. You might get away with it, but there is a big chance that she will have to carry it with her for the rest of her life. I can say with full honesty that there are many men who can be trusted and we do know what the difference is, but sadly have to agree that there are tons of rotten apples in between them as well. To whose who had to deal with such pain and terror: Do not let the person win who has done you harm. Do not be afraid to speak out, seek guidence, training and support, because you know you deserve to be happy.

Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, people! Let's upvote this kind and supportive comment up!

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Marcia J. Downing
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am a rape victim and I wish men could see how this changes who we are or were. I suffered from PTSD after. I could not be left alone because of fear, my Mother or my adult children would have to stay with me when my husband had to go out of town on business or to serve in the Air National Guard. I was a very independant woman and I loved being alone, not anymore. I lost all of that for 30 minutes of fun for him!!! He was a serial rapist in our neighbor hood, there were 7 of us, thankfully he's in jail and has been since 1985 and we will keep him there as long as I have breath in my body!!! One more thing, his wife was pregnant at the time he did all of this. He was the called the airport rapist in Nashville, Tn.

Nomadus Aureus
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I too have been raped. And it was my first time. And I used to have such (probably unrealistic) romantic ideas about how that is going to be like. Something tender, and fun, and warm... Even more than a decade later, I still can't break away from it. To this day I suffer from PTSD. I can't go to clubs. I can only go to a live concert if I'm standing at the back. I can't go into a closed place with people I don't know. And worst of all, I can't make honest, genuine love with the person I love. Did I have sex while in a relationship? Yes. But mainly because I felt it was an obligation. It feels like I've been robbed of something that is supposed to be brilliant. BUT! Last year, I finally made it to a point where I got myself together and moved out and away to a new country! All on my own! And started University. It took weeks to learn to fall asleep, I still experience difficulties in communicating with people I'm not familiar with and sometimes I still get depressed. (1/2)

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Alusair Alustriel
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If there is no allowance from the victim, it's a crime, no matter if it's stealing 5$ or raping. Crime is a crime. Forcing someone is forcing someone. Abuse is an abuse. Stop explaining the perpetrator and pushing the guild to the vicitim! Even if a woman agrees to have sex and then changes her mind in the middle, the other party HAS to respect it! And no "But"!!!

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guilt* Sorry for spelling mistakes, I make them when writing with passion :)

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am ashamed to hear that so many of my gender still lack the knowledge of understanding the difference between consent and rape. You might get away with it, but there is a big chance that she will have to carry it with her for the rest of her life. I can say with full honesty that there are many men who can be trusted and we do know what the difference is, but sadly have to agree that there are tons of rotten apples in between them as well. To whose who had to deal with such pain and terror: Do not let the person win who has done you harm. Do not be afraid to speak out, seek guidence, training and support, because you know you deserve to be happy.

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hey, people! Let's upvote this kind and supportive comment up!

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Marcia J. Downing
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am a rape victim and I wish men could see how this changes who we are or were. I suffered from PTSD after. I could not be left alone because of fear, my Mother or my adult children would have to stay with me when my husband had to go out of town on business or to serve in the Air National Guard. I was a very independant woman and I loved being alone, not anymore. I lost all of that for 30 minutes of fun for him!!! He was a serial rapist in our neighbor hood, there were 7 of us, thankfully he's in jail and has been since 1985 and we will keep him there as long as I have breath in my body!!! One more thing, his wife was pregnant at the time he did all of this. He was the called the airport rapist in Nashville, Tn.

Nomadus Aureus
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I too have been raped. And it was my first time. And I used to have such (probably unrealistic) romantic ideas about how that is going to be like. Something tender, and fun, and warm... Even more than a decade later, I still can't break away from it. To this day I suffer from PTSD. I can't go to clubs. I can only go to a live concert if I'm standing at the back. I can't go into a closed place with people I don't know. And worst of all, I can't make honest, genuine love with the person I love. Did I have sex while in a relationship? Yes. But mainly because I felt it was an obligation. It feels like I've been robbed of something that is supposed to be brilliant. BUT! Last year, I finally made it to a point where I got myself together and moved out and away to a new country! All on my own! And started University. It took weeks to learn to fall asleep, I still experience difficulties in communicating with people I'm not familiar with and sometimes I still get depressed. (1/2)

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If there is no allowance from the victim, it's a crime, no matter if it's stealing 5$ or raping. Crime is a crime. Forcing someone is forcing someone. Abuse is an abuse. Stop explaining the perpetrator and pushing the guild to the vicitim! Even if a woman agrees to have sex and then changes her mind in the middle, the other party HAS to respect it! And no "But"!!!

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guilt* Sorry for spelling mistakes, I make them when writing with passion :)

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