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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

The LifeSmart Curriculum: Becoming Date Smart - 1

Example of: Victim Blaming

Segment #1: Don't Allow Inappropriate Touching

  • "He attempted to fondle and get close to her at the movie theater - the old "stretch and grab" move. While she was obviously uncomfortable with his actions, she did practically nothing to turn him away. As a result, he kept making advances toward her."