A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent
A Quick and Easy Guide to Consent by Isabella Rotman is a short yet informative graphic novel that provides a thorough description of sexual consent. It is gender- and sexual orientation-inclusive and discusses/shows all types of romantic relationships, which is very refreshing. Most importantly, it debunks the standard ‘no means no’ definition of consent, and seeks to reframe the conversation around affirmative consent (or ‘yes means yes’) – making sure that everyone involved in a sexual activity is not just okay with it, but INTO IT.
While the content can get a bit verbose at times, it is generally explained in easy-to understand terms, and several examples are given to help drive the points home. The book also talks about advocating for yourself and setting boundaries in sexual relationships, all while respecting your partner’s desires and boundaries. There is also a very well thought out checklist at the end of the book that can help readers to think about the boundaries, relationships, and activities they desire within their own sexual relationships.
Overall, A Quick and Easy Guide to Consent is a excellent book that describes ‘yes-means-yes’ consent. It’s a perfect way to start or continue the conversation we should all be having with our children about consent.
|Page Count||80 pages|
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|Category||Relationships & Sex|