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What Even is Consent? An Investigation Into Educational and Media Presentations of Consent

Our work was focused on understanding why, after years of messaging, consent remains an ambiguous topic, and there are far too many rapes, sexual assaults, and coercive encounters. We believed that messaging received from media and social norms around sex

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nspcc. “Talk Pants with Pantosaurus and His Pants Song #TalkPANTS.” YouTube, YouTube, 26 May 2017,

Pantosaurus is an advertisement to children to try and teach them that their private parts belong to them. It also tries to teach children it is ok to say “no” if someone asks to see your private parts. It then tells children wants children to know they should tell a trusted adult about their situation. The advertisement is a Dinosaur that wears underwear with a bunch of other Dinosaurs while they teach children about proper consent and what is right and what is wrong. It demonstrates that if one asks you to remove garments of clothing and you are uncomfortable you are allowed to deny consent.