Project Consent, a nonprofit aimed at deconstructing rape culture, has recently released a series of short videos illustrating what sexual consent is — and isn't.
The videos feature a cast of animated body parts demonstrating situations involving consent.
Some involve touch...
While this one shows how consent is applied and respected.
Sara Li of Project Consent, told BuzzFeed the purpose and impact of the videos.
We wanted to talk about consent frankly, and we felt like it was unnecessarily to use symbolic replacements in these discussions.
Consent shouldn't be difficult or hard to talk about; we shouldn't need to use tea or anything else to explain what is or isn't inappropriate. Talking about consent, or sex or anything under that umbrella, shouldn't be a taboo.
Hopefully the nature of these videos have opened up an important dialogue. So far, the response has been pretty great and we couldn't ask for anything more.
In an overview on their website, they describe the importance of consent.
By promoting consent, we are reminding society that violations of someone's agency should never be taken lightly. Rather than continuing to teach that the blame is on victims, we want it known that consent is always an established right, not a removable luxury.
Ultimately, the easiest way to find out how your partner feels is to ask them and make sure the dialogue is comfortable, accepting, and honest.
The message is very straightforward and simple.
To learn more about Project Consent, visit their website here.
BuzzFeed has reached out to Project Consent for comment on the videos.